Working Collaboratively Towards a Scottish Vision Strategy - Virtual Conference

RNIB Scotland, Guide Dogs Scotland, Sight Scotland, Visibility Scotland, Visionary and leading Scottish sight loss charities are hosting a virtual sight loss sector conference on Wednesday 17 March to Thursday 18 March titled "Working collaboratively towards a Scottish Vision Strategy". 

This two-day event is jointly funded by RNIB Scotland, Sight Scotland and Thomas Pocklington Trust and will focus on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on blind and partially sighted people, as well as looking ahead to how we can strengthen services and support for people with sight loss.

Who can attend

The conference will be of interest to individuals and professionals who work within the sight loss and sensory impairment sector, including health and social care professionals and those involved in planning and implementing services related to blind and partially sighted people.  

What will be covered

Key speakers include the Minister for Mental Health, Clare Haughey MSP, Christopher Wroath, Director of NES Digital, NHS Education for Scotland and Janet Pooley, National Eyecare Workstream, Scottish Government. Other highlights include personal presentations from people with sight loss and an array of workshops covering health inequalities, social isolation and loneliness and emotional and practice support at the point of diagnosis. 

Download the conference programme

Download the workshop information

Date and location

Wednesday 17 March and Thursday 18 March. This is a virtual event and will be held via Microsoft Teams. 

How to book

This event is now full.

If you have any questions about this conference please email us at [email protected].