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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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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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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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