National Clinical Director for Eye Care appointed

A new role which could help transform eye care services for people living with macular disease and other sight conditions, has been appointed by NHS England. Louisa Wickham, who is the medical director at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, has been announced as the UK’s first National Clinical Director for Eye Care in England. … Continue reading National Clinical Director for Eye Care appointed

RNIB Help With The Cost of Living Crisis

The RNIB offer free practical and emotional support to help people with sight loss deal with increasing financial pressures. People with sight loss are entitled to financial support to help with the extra costs associated with their disability. They can help you identify the financial help, tax allowances and concessions you could be entitled to and … Continue reading RNIB Help With The Cost of Living Crisis

Why audio description is important

Over the past few years, writer and editor Emma Purcell has been running a petition to make audio descriptions available on all films, TV shows and streaming services. So far, it has reached almost 3,500 signatures, but it needs thousands more. Here, Emma shares 5 reasons why audio description is so important for people with sight … Continue reading Why audio description is important

Video: Fire Prevention Tips & Support

Mr Dave Manning from The Fire Prevention Service gave a fascinating talk on fire safety to our 28 June 2022 Open Meeting. He covered a huge range of topics, including Safe & Well visits, where they visit those at most risk from fire and give them advice and practical support. There's more about Safe & … Continue reading Video: Fire Prevention Tips & Support

Halifax Society for the Blind Newsletter: June 2022

Contact HSB Call HSB’s office: 01422 352383 Email: info@halifaxblindsociety.org.uk Write: 36 Clare Road, Halifax, HX1 2HX Website: http://www.halifaxblindsociety.org.uk Halifax Society for the Blind CIO is a registered charity (No 1197353) Download PDF and Word versions of this newsletter Look Out! June 22 (Word) Look Out! June 22 (pdf) Southgate Here We Come! It is with … Continue reading Halifax Society for the Blind Newsletter: June 2022