Project Skill: costs

Low Income and Visual Impairment: Do Benefits and Wages Meet Minimum Income Standards?

September 2017 Professor Donald Hirsch, Centre for Research in Social Policy (CRSP), University of Loughborough This study considers the extent to which benefits and minimum wages can provide visually impaired people with part or all of the income they need in order to meet a minimum income standard (MIS). Key Findings: •  Additional disability cost benefits often fall short of covering the extra costs visually impaired people face. •  Receipt of PIP or Attendance Allowance can also trigger supplements to other benefits, such as ESA and Pension Credit, for those who receive them. It is therefore necessary to take...

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Age-Related Macular Degeneration in Oxfordshire: The STAR Approach

July 2017 Conducted by Richard Glover – NHS North of England Commissioning Support (NECS), Anita Lightstone and Fran Ramsay – NHS Thames Valley Eye Health Network. With support from Gwyn Bevan – The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and Susie Downes – NHS Oxford University Hospitals Trust. Funded by Thomas Pocklington Trust and The Health Foundation. Hospital services are under great pressure and as this pressure increases, so do the delays experienced by patients in accessing the treatment that can prevent deterioration in their condition – in this case sight loss. Staff morale can also be negatively affected...

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Additional Costs of Living for People who are Sight Impaired or Severely Sight Impaired

January 2016 Katherine Hill, Lydia Marshall, Donald Hirsch and Matt Padley, Centre for Research in Social Policy – Loughborough University This publication summarises findings from research commissioned by Thomas Pocklington Trust and conducted by Katherine Hill, Lydia Marshall, Donald Hirsh and Matt Padley, at the Centre for Research in Social Policy, Loughborough University. The research used an established methodology that defines Minimum Income Standards (MIS) for different households to consider how much more it costs, as a minimum, to live with different degrees of sight loss at different times of life. It established minimum weekly budgets for: a working...

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