Tag Archives: RNIB

The challenges of social distancing when you are blind

The Royal National Institute for the Blind has launched a video today, highlighting the ways in which we can support blind and partially sighted people as they negotiate social distancing.

Posted in News | Leave a comment

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 …

Posted in Local government, News and Op-eds | Also tagged , and | 4 Comments

Michael Moore’s Westminster Notes

Every week Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Scotland Michael Moore writes a column for newspapers in his Borders constituency. 

Independence Referendum

Over the past month, I have been working with the Scottish Government to agree the terms of the independence referendum and I am pleased to say that this week, the Prime Minister and the First Minister signed the agreement. This agreement is the culmination of months of debate and several weeks of talks I have held with the Deputy First Minister on this issue.

Posted in News | Also tagged , and | 12 Comments
Advert



Recent Comments

  • Nigel Jones
    Thank you Nigel Hunter for the definitions of affordable and social housing. On the statistics programme last week ('More or Less') a government statement was r...
  • Nigel Jones
    There are always people who will condemn a particular group simply because a few individuals who are or appear to be part of that group behave badly. Suella Bra...
  • Steve Trevethan
    Might a significant part of the lack of affordable housing lie with an extractive banking system and a lack of competition for the private sector? Might a no...
  • David
    What Katharine Pindar said!...
  • nigel hunter
    Affordable housing is 80% of actual market value of a house. Social RENT is 30% 0f house market value. We need MORE social RENT homes that are interspersed wi...