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RNIB's statement on floating bus stops

Vivienne Francis, RNIB’s Chief Social Change Officer commented on reports the Transport Secretary is considering a ban on floating bus stops: “Evidence tells us that the current design of bus stop bypasses is dangerous for blind and partially sighted people."

Posted Monday, 13 May 2024 News type: Press release

#OutOfSight campaign news: A step forward

Our message urging the need for effective vision rehabilitation is starting to be heard judging by the Government’s first formal response to RNIB’s #OutOfSight campaign.

Posted Friday, 10 May 2024 News type: News story

A simple hello works best. Blind people share advice on offering assistance

Posted Tuesday, 7 May 2024 News type: Press release

How is the Department for Work and Pensions proposing to change Personal Independence Payment?

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has published major proposals to change parts of Personal Independence Payment (PIP), a benefit for working age people to help cover the extra costs of living with a disability or health condition. The proposals include changes to eligibility criteria, assessment processes and support that is offered.

Posted Wednesday, 1 May 2024 News type: News story

UK Government’s proposed welfare changes are the answer to the wrong question

The Prime Minister has declared that he wants to ‘put work at the heart of welfare’, announcing a package of new measures.

Posted Tuesday, 23 April 2024

RNIB response to the Minister for Disabled People role being upgraded in seniority

Response from RNIB following the news about the Minister for Disabled People role being upgraded in seniority, after the role was downgraded in December 2023:

Posted Monday, 15 April 2024 News type: News story

RNIB’s new FOI report reveals a hidden social care scandal

Thousands denied right to support after sight loss in hidden social care scandal.

Posted Monday, 11 March 2024 News type: Press release

Thousands of blind and partially sighted people remain #OutOfSight in the hidden scandal of vision rehabilitation

More than a quarter (26 per cent) of local authorities in England are leaving blind and partially sighted people waiting more than a year for a vision rehabilitation assessment; more are waiting several months for the support they’re legally entitled to.

Posted Monday, 11 March 2024 News type: News story News type: Article

RNIB disappointed by lack of support for blind and partially sighted people in Spring Budget

Today the Chancellor announced his Spring Budget, which sets out the UK Government’s financial plans.

Posted Wednesday, 6 March 2024