News

2nd June 2024

One Month to Go Until the Election

A General Election will be held on Thursday 4th July 2024 – and we’ve pulled together the must know information for blind and partially sighted voters.

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28th May 2024

New ‘Vision’ and Identity For Flourishing Partnership of Sight Loss Charities

The collective partnership of eight of the leading charities in the sight loss sector, known as the VI Charity Sector Partnership, has re-launched under a new identity of the ‘Vision Partnership’.

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15th May 2024

Thomas Pocklington Trust Works With NHS on Bowel Cancer Screening

Thousands of people with sight loss in England will find it easier to participate in life-saving bowel cancer screening thanks to a new specially designed NHS tool.

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7th May 2024

Do You Really Feel Disability Confident as an Employer? 

A leading national charity, today, called upon company bosses to employ more blind and partially sighted people (BPS) and relaunched its internship Get Set Progress programme as one proven solution. BPS people face ongoing employment challenges, with a 27% employment rate compared to the general population’s 76%, in spite of…

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2nd May 2024

Act Now to Respond to Government Consultation on Personal Independence Payments Reforms

The UK government has launched a new consultation on proposed changes to Personal Independence Payments (PIP). Thomas Pocklington Trust is very concerned about what this means for blind and partially sighted people and is asking everyone to take part in the consultation.

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30th April 2024

Sight Loss Councils Launched in Scotland

Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) is excited to announce the launch of Sight Loss Councils in Scotland for the first time on 25 April 2024. Sight Loss Councils are delivered in Scotland by Sight Scotland, Sight Scotland Veterans and Visibility Scotland and funded by Thomas Pocklington Trust. This expansion of SLCs into…

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23rd April 2024

Disabled Students’ Allowance Reform Scrutinised in Parliament

On Tuesday, 23 April 2024, Tara Chattaway, Head of Education at Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) presented oral evidence to the Education Select Committee in Parliament about the latest Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) reforms.

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24th March 2024

Eye Care Support Pathway Appoints Bhavini Makwana to Chair Public Awareness Drive

The Eye Care Support Pathway Group, hosted by RNIB, has announced the next stage of its roll out will be chaired by Bhavini Makwana, Campaigns and Projects Manager at Thomas Pocklington Trust.

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19th March 2024

‘Can You See Us?’ Parliamentary Event

Tomorrow, Wednesday 20 March 2024, Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) and Sight Loss Council (SLC) volunteers will host a special event at Westminster to highlight current issues facing blind and partially sighted (BPS) people called ‘Can You See Us?’.

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12th March 2024

SEND Minister Visits Pocklington Hub

Today, Tuesday, 12 March 2024, David Johnston MP, Minister for Children, Families and Wellbeing, attended a roundtable where he listened to the views of blind and partially sighted (BPS) students - 'Education through my eyes' - at Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT), Central London.

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