I am pleased to be writing this month’s blog from our new website! We’ve been working hard on our site over the last couple of months and I hope you will take some time to look around and familiarise yourself with the new layout and refreshed content.

One area that I am particularly proud of is the “Pocklington Family” section. Here you will see all the organisations that we support across the sector. I can confidently say that we all put people with sight loss at the heart of everything we do and it is great to see organisations both nationally and locally working to this aim. You will notice that we have some societies that are “coming soon” including Central West London Vision (CWLVis) and the official launch of Wandsworth Vision to come. We are very happy to be adding these to the Family and I am sure it will only continue to grow.

I will also be joined in the blogging world by guest bloggers. First joining me will be Keith Valentine, Deputy CEO, who will be tackling the question “How will we convince employers to recruit blind people unless we do it ourselves?” an important question well worth continued discussion.

To end, I wanted to draw your attention to a petition I have recently been made aware of. It concerns the wheelchair sign that indicates a disability. As we all know everyone with a disability doesn’t have a wheelchair and people can be met with opposition if their disability isn’t visible. If you would like to find out more and see how you can support change follow the links provided below:

https://www.facebook.com/wheelchairsymbol/

You can sign the petition by clicking the link below:

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/121580

 

Peter Corbett

Chief Executive