Health and Fitness

Blind and partially sighted people face numerous challenges in maintaining their health, fitness and wellbeing. This can include a lack of opportunities to lead a healthy lifestyle and barriers to accessible health information. We strive to remove those barriers and create equality of opportunities so that blind and partially sighted people are fully included in all matters relating to keeping fit and healthy.

To make this a reality, we focus on four priority areas:

Preventing the Number of People Losing Sight

It is estimated that half of sight loss is avoidable. We’re on a mission to prevent avoidable sight loss. Through awareness campaigns, education and support, we empower individuals to take charge of their eye health and preserve sight.

Eye Care and Support Pathway

Navigating the complex world of eye care and support services can be daunting. We aim to guide and assist, ensuring blind and partially sighted individuals have a clear and accessible pathway to the care they need.

Equity of Access to Health and Social Care Services

We are dedicated to eliminating disparities in access to health and social care services. Everyone deserves equal access to the resources and support that promote their wellbeing.

Fitness and Leisure

Keeping fit and healthy is an important part of the lives of blind and partially sighted people as it is with anyone else. As such, we strive for full access to services and to breaking down any barriers that exist.

 

 

 

Preventing the Number of People Losing Sight

By 2050, a staggering 4 million people could be living with sight loss, a statistic too daunting to ignore. But here's the ray of hope: 50% of this sight loss is entirely avoidable.

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Eye Care and Support Pathway

We have all the information you need and understand your options from the moment you notice problems with your eyes. We're committed to providing you with the practical and emotional resources you need to take control and navigate your diagnosis with confidence.

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Equity of Access to Health and Social Care Services

We aim to tackle the inequities faced by blind and partially sighted people when it comes to using healthcare and social services. We achieve this by working closely with a variety of stakeholders, forging strong partnerships to improve the coordination between the NHS and social care services. Our ultimate goal…

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Fitness and Leisure

At Thomas Pocklington Trust, we believe in equal access to leisure and fitness activities for everyone, including those with visual impairments. We are committed to breaking down barriers and working alongside leisure operators, gyms and physical activity providers to enhance their facilities and activities and empower their staff to better…

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