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RNIB meets with Shadow Health Secretary Wes Streeting MP

RNIB staff, including Chief Social Change Officer Vivienne Francis, took Wes Streeting MP on a guided walk to demonstrate the barriers blind and partially sighted people face getting from A to B. Alongside this, Mr Streeting heard about our priorities for vision rehabilitation, eye health and accessible health information over a coffee in his remit as Shadow Health and Care Secretary.

Posted Friday, 9 February 2024 News type: News story

Share your experiences of employment as new research shows shocking attitudes towards blind and partially sighted people

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Eye Health and Visual Impairment has launched an inquiry on employer attitudes and the employment experiences of blind and partially sighted people. This follows new polling published by the APPG which showed that 25 per cent of respondents said they would not be willing to make workplace adaptations and adjustments in order to employ a blind or partially sighted person.

Posted Thursday, 8 February 2024 News type: News story

The UK Government’s new Disability Action Plan

The new Disability Action Plan puts forward the UK Government’s aims to improve disabled people’s everyday lives and sow the seeds for longer-term change. We have outlined our immediate response.

Posted Wednesday, 7 February 2024 News type: Article News type: News story

Shadow Secretary of State hears about the barriers to work for disabled people at a roundtable hosted by RNIB

The Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities and Chair of the Labour Party and National Policy Forum, Anneliese Dodds MP, met with RNIB, people with lived experience, and organisations from across the disability sector, to discuss what a future government can do to ensure disabled people are supported to enter and retain work and to address the disability pay gap.

Posted Thursday, 25 January 2024 News type: News story

Leading sight loss charities share concerns about the decision not to appoint a specific new Minister for Disabled People

The largest charities working with people with sight loss have come together to share their grave concern at the decision not to appoint a dedicated Minister for Disabled People and to add the role to an existing less senior role.

Posted Friday, 15 December 2023 News type: News story

2023 year in review: A year of campaign successes

Thanks to your support and the relentless activity of campaigners from across the country, 2023 has been packed with campaign achievements. But there’s still plenty of work to do. Read about the change you’ve helped achieve in 2023 and our plans for 2024.

Posted Wednesday, 6 December 2023 News type: News story

Fife councillors experience street obstacles wearing sight loss simulation-spectacles

A cross-party group of Dunfermline Councillors tried to navigate around obstacles and clutter on the streets of Dunfermline this morning (Friday 24 November), wearing spectacles that mimic different sight loss conditions.

Posted Friday, 24 November 2023 News type: News story

The UK Government’s Back to Work Plan and reforms to Work Capability Assessments: FAQs

The Chancellor and the Work and Pensions Secretary have recently announced several new welfare and employment policies under a new ‘Back to Work Plan’ and as part of the Autumn Statement. The proposals include tougher rules around the requirements to look for work, which will apply to some out of work benefits, and some future changes to assessments. We strongly oppose these announcements and we know this has caused anxiety amongst some blind and partially sighted people. We wanted to set out what is understood so far.

Posted Friday, 24 November 2023 News type: News story

Falkirk MP visits RNIB Scotland's award-winning youth forum

Haggeye, which is run by RNIB Scotland, meets regularly to discuss important issues that are relevant to the group as well as hosting informative workshops. The group enables young blind and partially sighted people to campaign for change, influence the provision of services, meet new people and make new friends as well as discuss and share issues of concern with them.

Posted Thursday, 23 November 2023 News type: News story

Cost of living is hitting mental and physical wellbeing of blind and partially sighted people new research shows

Making harrowing spending choices is impacting the mental and physical health of blind and partially sighted people as the cost of living crisis continues to bite - with a second winter looming.

Posted Thursday, 23 November 2023 News type: Press release