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Evaluation of a Housing Brokerage Scheme for Younger Adults with Visual Impairment

March 2017 Ian Copeman from Housing & Support Partnership and Imogen Blood from Imogen Blood & Associates The Evaluation of a Housing Brokerage Scheme for Younger Adults with Visual Impairment report presents the evaluation of an innovative pilot housing brokerage service that was run by Housing Options Scotland (HOS). HOS provided a person-centred brokerage service to 22 clients with a diverse range of circumstances and housing requirements. The evaluation found that housing brokerage is an effective method for assisting younger adults with visual impairment to find a new home, with the majority of the 22 younger adults who used the pilot service...

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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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Matching Lighting to Sight Loss

January 2011 Is it possible to design forms of lighting for the benefit of large numbers of people with different forms of sight loss? That’s what researchers were investigating with ‘Matching lighting to sight loss’ a discussion paper addressing conflicting views when it comes to lighting the homes of people with sight loss. Key facts: Matching lighting to eye conditions Thomas Pocklington Trust funded two studies looking at the possibilities for matching lighting to eye conditions. One stated that individual assessment of lighting needs was necessary. whereas the other concluded that, whilst impossible to identify which lighting conditions were most suited...

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