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Transition: Empowering Visually Impaired Young People as they Move to Adulthood

The Longitudinal Transitions Study is being conducted by the Vision Impairment Centre for Teaching and Research (VICTAR) at University of Birmingham, in collaboration with RNIB. The study began in 2009. It was previously funded by RNIB (Phase 1), the Nuffield Foundation (Phase 2) and Phase 3 has been funded by Thomas Pocklington Trust since 2015. The study is following the experiences of young people with vision impairment during the transition from school through to employment and adulthood. Whilst there is significant research evidence demonstrating poor employment outcomes for this group of young people, there is very little evidence of what...

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Housing Guide for People with Sight Loss

July 2017 Imogen Blood from Imogen Blood & Associates, Ian Copeman from Housing & Support Partnership and Dianne Theakstone. The Housing Guide for People with Sight Loss provides information and advice for visually impaired people who are looking for a new home, seeking to live independently for the first time or experiencing problems in their current accommodation. It covers everything from student housing and tips for living in a shared house to the moving process, assistive technology and support for living independently and more. The guide was co-produced with people with sight loss and shares personal experiences of visually...

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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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Light for Sight

2015 Thomas Pocklington Trust and Royal College of Occupational Therapists ‘Light for Sight’ is a resource developed by Thomas Pocklington Trust and the College of Occupational Therapists which outlines the significance of improving lighting in the home to facilitate the activities of daily living and meaningful occupations of people who have visual impairments. Although the resource has been designed as a CPD module for Occupational Therapists, it contains useful information for most frontline professionals working with people with sight loss. The module can either be delivered as a one hour group session or completed as an individual. The learning...

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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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A Practical Guide to Improving Lighting in Existing Homes

May 2015 Better lighting at home can make a dramatic difference to people’s lives. This guide is full of practical advice for improving lighting in the existing homes for people with sight loss, drawing upon research from Thomas Pocklington Trust & University College London. Links:  Good Practice Guide 5: A Practical Guide to Improving Lighting in Existing Homes – PDF version and Word...

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