Author Archives: Mike Bell

Supporting vision rehabilitation

All councils in England provide a service called vision rehabilitation which offers crucial training and advice to people living with sight loss. Evidence shows that many blind and partially sighted people are failing to receive vital vision rehabilitation support. RNIB’s current campaign, See, Plan and Provide, is calling for improved access to vision rehabilitation assessments and support.

Vision rehabilitation provides crucial training and advice to people experiencing sight loss. This includes support to help them live in their home safely and negotiate the many obstacles and risks in the external environment. It gives people the skills and confidence to maximise …

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Opinion: the Coalition’s £7 billion hit on families

The Government believes that strong and stable families of all kinds are the bedrock of a strong and stable society.

So says the Coalition Agreement, but has the Government’s approach to reducing the deficit actually demonstrated the opposite?

The furore over the proposed removal of Child Benefit from higher rate tax payers has raised hackles in the middle classes – and aspiring middle classes. But the cuts to Child Benefit are further evidence of a worrying trend since the election.

Whether there are arguments for the cuts or not, the list since May does not smack of a Government committed to “strong and …

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  • John Roffey
    Paul - I am not a member of the Party - so I am not worried about the Party's future. However, it is important that there is a strong third UK/GB party to keep ...
  • Peter Martin
    @ Peter Watson @ Daniel Walker, Yep it only takes a few cases of abuse of the system, or even what might just about be presented as marginally doubtful cases...
  • Peter Watson
    @Daniel Walker "it could easily be the difference between malnutrition and a decent amount food, so I that would be life-changing for some" I was thinking of "...
  • Helen Dudden
    Lord Snooty was from a different era. I don't think that exists as such anymore. Applying that principal to hungry children, or there families is from a time ...
  • Peter Watson
    @Daniel Walker "I recall the Metro had a front page on a family that they alleged was living the high life on about £28k in benefits ..." There were a lot of ...