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Age-Related Macular Degeneration in Oxfordshire: The STAR Approach

July 2017 Conducted by Richard Glover – NHS North of England Commissioning Support (NECS), Anita Lightstone and Fran Ramsay – NHS Thames Valley Eye Health Network. With support from Gwyn Bevan – The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and Susie Downes – NHS Oxford University Hospitals Trust. Funded by Thomas Pocklington Trust and The Health Foundation. Hospital services are under great pressure and as this pressure increases, so do the delays experienced by patients in accessing the treatment that can prevent deterioration in their condition – in this case sight loss. Staff morale can also be negatively affected...

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Older People’s Experiences of Sight Loss in Care Homes

February 2017 Dr Lizzie Ward and Laura Banks, University of Brighton More visual awareness training is needed to support people with sight loss living in care homes. The ‘Older people’s experiences of sight loss in care homes’ Research Findings are based on an in depth qualitative study carried out in care homes and a nursing home where staff, residents and their relatives were interviewed. A care home residents’ quality of life was found to be positively affected by visual awareness training in care homes, along with more information and support about aids and technology and access to volunteer services, including befriending. All...

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Sight Loss, Dementia and Meaningful Activity

October 2016 Alison Dawson, Catherine Pemble and Dianne Theakstone, University of Stirling   Meaningful activity is vital for people’s health and wellbeing. It is important to support people to continue engaging in meaningful activity when they have dementia and sight loss but it can be challenging for families and professional carers. The Research Discussion Paper presents the findings of a scoping study aimed at gaining more understanding of these challenges and how they can be addressed through better information, resources and training.   Links: Research Discussion Paper: Sight loss, dementia and meaningful activity – Word version and PDF version Full...

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Eyes Right Toolkit

Occupational Therapist Suzy England provides step-by-step guidance on how to set up and use the Eyes Right Toolkit. It is a simple tool designed to screen near and distant vision and can be used by anybody, but it is particularly useful in community settings. To find out more or to obtain a copy of the Eyes Right Toolkit, please email Research@pocklington-trust.org.uk. Thomas Pocklington Trust provides up to 25 Eyes Right Toolkits free of charge. For any orders that exceed 25, we charge £25 per additional kit to cover the contents and postage. Please note that Thomas Pocklington Trust may contact you...

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Access to Psychological Therapies for People with Sight Loss and Depression

June 2016 Dr Ian Petch, South West London and St George’s NHS Mental Health Trust People with vision impairment have an increased risk of depression, new research suggests. Research commissioned by Thomas Pocklington Trust and undertaken by South West London and St George’s NHS Mental Health Trust and South West London Academic, Health and Social Care System found more training for support staff is needed to ensure signs of depression are recognised and treatment is accessed. Key Facts: There is a clear association between visual impairment and increased risk of depression. National data available from the Health and Social Care...

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Models of Change for Care Homes

Care homes can improve quality of life for sight-impaired residents by focusing on individual decision-making, a communal environment, and meaningful activities.

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Think Sight with Falls and Older People

2015 Thomas Pocklington Trust and Royal College of Occupational Therapists ‘Think Sight with Falls and Older People’ is a resource developed by Thomas Pocklington Trust and the College of Occupational Therapists which explores the impact of sight loss on older people, how sight loss may increase the risk of falls and some implications for occupational therapy practice. Although the resource has been designed as a CPD module for Occupational Therapists, it contains useful information for most frontline professionals working with older people. The module can either be delivered as a one hour group session or completed as an individual....

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