New guidance launched for HE providers to support students with vision impairment

Three national sight loss charities are urging everyone who works within Higher Education (HE) to access their guidance on supporting students with vision impairment during COVID-19. Read more

Charities call for participation in landmark research

RNIB, Guide Dogs and Thomas Pocklington Trust have jointly launched a landmark study to uncover the realities of life for blind and partially sighted people in the UK today. Read more

A call on International Youth Day for Young Voices to forge local change

On International Youth Day, TPT is calling all vision impaired young people who live in the North West or West Midlands to join its new Young Voices team. Read more

Careers information failing young people with vision impairment

Careers advice for young people with vision impairment is a postcode lottery, according to new research Read more

TPT welcomes Disabled Students’ Allowance reform

TPT welcomes the announcement made by the Minister of State for Universities, Michelle Donelan, on significant changes to Disabled Students’ Allowance. Read more

Free webinar on accessible tech products for work

Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) is hosting its second accessible tech virtual event which will cover advice and demonstrations of tech products for work on 24 July, 11am-12pm. Read more

The Blind Spot: New podcast tells the stories, challenges and triumphs of blind and partially sighted people

Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) has launched a new podcast sharing the stories and life experiences of blind and partially sighted people. Read more

Priority supermarket deliveries announced for blind shoppers

Blind and partially sighted people across England who have struggled to buy food since the lockdown are now able to access priority online shopping slots following campaigning by sight loss charities. Read more

A huge thank you to volunteers on Volunteers Week

To mark Volunteers Week Thomas Pocklington Trust will be running a series of virtual events for volunteers, sharing volunteer stories and saying a huge thank you to all volunteers. Read more

Student Finance Q&A

Students who are deaf or have a vision impairment and about to start Higher Education in the Autumn are invited to join a live webinar on Wednesday 27 May (11am-12pm) to look at how to get the right finances in place before they start. Read more

TPT awards half a million pounds in emergency funding

Projects from Fight Against Blindness, Wirral Society of the Blind and ABA Leeds are among the 55 applications approved by TPT from its COVID-19 Emergency Fund. Read more

Virtual event on accessible tech for blind and partially sighted people

Blind and partially sighted people looking for advice on how to choose the right accessible tech products are invited to join a live webinar on Thursday 21 May (1-2pm). Read more

New support service for students with vision impairment

Preparing for university can be daunting for anyone with vision impairment especially now, during the current pandemic - but help is at hand from TPT's new Student Support Service. Read more

Last call for applications to Emergency Fund

TPT has announced a last call for sight loss organisations to apply to its emergency fund. Deadline for applications is 5pm Friday 17 April. Read more

Coping on my own as a blind person during lockdown

Graham Page, Technology Officer at TPT, writes about how he shops, keeps in touch with people, occupies himself at home and stays positive during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

Thomas Pocklington Trust gains new insights and expertise with the appointment of its new trustees

Thomas Pocklington Trust, a national charity dedicated to supporting blind and partially sighted people, has appointed three new trustees to its board. Read more

Longitudinal Transition Study reveals latest results

Latest results of a Longitudinal Transition Study shows improvements for young people with vision impairment entering employment but more needs to be done. Read more

Rodney Powell awarded MBE in New Year Honours

Trustee and former Chair of Thomas Pocklington Trust, Rodney Powell, was awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours for services to blind and partially sighted people Read more