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Our response to NICE’s ‘People’s experience using adult social care services’

TPT welcome the publication of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) quality standard on ‘People’s experience using adult social care services’. The quality standard includes four statements which focus on the importance of a patient-centred approach in the context of adult social care services. We are particularly pleased to see strong emphasis on involving people in their care and needs assessment. The role that social care services play in helping to support blind and partially sighted people maintain independence is crucial, particularly through rehabilitation services. TPT has been working with partners across the sight loss sector to...

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Thomas Pocklington Trust recognised twice in the Disability Power 100 list 2018

TPT’s Head of Employment Steph Cutler, and Dan Williams of Visualise are two of the most influential disabled people in the UK, according to the Shaw Trust. The Shaw Trust Disability Power 100 List is published yearly and recognises the outstanding work of people with disabilities across the UK. This year, we are proud to announce that two of our colleagues have been rewarded for their hard work, innovation and leadership. Steph Cutler, who leads TPT in our work to cut the employment gap for blind and partially sighted people, is rewarded for her work with a “wide range...

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MPs get first-hand experience of difficulties faced by people with sight loss at stations

Three MPs have participated in an event to highlight the difficulties faced by blind and partially sighted people using public transport. Emma Reynolds, Eleanor Smith, and Pat McFadden, took part in the event at Wolverhampton train station, organised by the Black Country Sight Loss Council, in advance of the forthcoming refurbishment of the station. Sight Loss Councils are voluntary groups of blind and partially sighted people from local communities, currently being set up by the Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) around the UK. As a support and advocacy network, Sight Loss Councils work collaboratively with local organisations, authorities and service...

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Employer Insight & Networking Event – 28th September 2018 🗓

Employer Insight & Networking Event 28th September 2018 Arrival 10:00am for a 10.15am prompt start. Finish at 4.00pm Address: Lockton, The St Botolph Building, 138 Houndsditch, London, EC3A 7AG Thomas Pocklington Trust & Lockton are once again collaborating to host an event for blind and partially sighted people looking to improve their employment prospects. The event will include: Insightful keynote speakers Professional CV guidance Mock interviews with Lockton staff Professional development workshops This is a great opportunity to meet new people in similar situations & receive professional development. Lockton is the largest global independently owned insurance broker and their...

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‘Managed Migration’ to Universal Credit to cause serious difficulty for claimants

Thomas Pocklington Trust are calling on the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) not to proceed with “managed migration” until the many outstanding problems have been analysed and addressed Key Points “Managed migration” in its current form will cause many claimants serious difficulty. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) should not proceed with “managed migration” to Universal Credit until the many outstanding problems have been analysed and addressed. When “managed migration” does go ahead, there should be no termination of an individual’s existing benefits until an award of Universal Credit has been determined. These regulations will be critical...

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New ‘Inclusive Transport Strategy’ first step to achieving equal access to transport

Thomas Pocklington Trust welcome the launch of the Inclusive Transport Strategy, and the Government’s commitment to making transport more inclusive for all disabled people. Inclusive transport is critical for blind and partially sighted people to live an independent life, allowing them to participate in their community and access employment. Thomas Pocklington Trust and the Sight Loss Councils, who represent the voice of blind and partially sighted community, welcome the Government’s commitment through the ‘Inclusive Transport Strategy’. Blind and partially sighted people have often felt like an after-thought regarding the transport network. Infrastructure is often not designed with accessibility in...

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