The Spring 2023 edition of the Retina UK newsletter, Look Forward, which includes articles about our upcoming events, research updates and more.
Retina UK has joined with more than 80 disability charities who have today written to the Chancellor calling for urgent support with the cost of living for disabled people.
New Eye Care Support Pathway wins cross-sector backing for transforming the way people with care needs and sight loss are helped emotionally and practically.
In April 2022 we joined with another seven leading sight loss organisations to make a public commitment to increasing the number of blind and partially sighted people employed within our sector, including at senior management level.
As a coalition of sight loss charities, we are calling on the Government to make the benefit system and employment support fit for purpose for blind and partially sighted people.
The cost-of-living crisis is having a major impact on the lives of blind and partially sighted people. Many people are becoming increasingly concerned about how they will make ends meet. Sight Loss Charities have come together as between us we can offer help and support.
We are proud to announce that Amar Latif - adventurer, entrepreneur, TV presenter and public speaker - is to join Retina UK as a volunteer ambassador.
Charities representing blind and partially sighted people are urging the UK Government to increase benefits in line with inflation rather than wages, when a decision is made at the end of the month.
Thank you to all those who completed our recent Sight Loss Survey – almost 700 of you took the time to share your experiences.
Did you join either of our Conferences this year? You can read about them inside this edition of Look Forward. We’ve had some fantastic feedback from our delegates so if you weren’t able to attend, you can watch or listen to the recordings from the day on our website.