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6th February 2024

Government Disability Action Plan – Our Reaction

The UK Government has launched its new Disability Action Plan setting out some of the short-term steps it plans to take to improve the lives of people with disabilities.

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31st January 2024

New Polling Reveals Nearly Half of Employers Are Excluding Blind and Partially Sighted People From The Workplace

A YouGov poll commissioned by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Eye Health and Visual Impairment has found that many employers do not have inclusive employment practices.

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2nd January 2024

Urgent Call to Address Pavement Parking Danger

In communities nationwide, the act of parking on pavements poses a serious threat to safety, significantly impacting those with vision impairment, parents with pushchairs, young children, wheelchair users and those with mobility challenges.

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20th December 2023

Season’s Greeting from Thomas Pocklington Trust

Thank you very much to all who have volunteered with us, supported us, partnered with us or campaigned with us this past year. We very much look forward to building on that collaboration in the year ahead.

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15th December 2023

Downgrading of Disabled People’s Minister Denounced by Sight Loss Charities

The largest charities working with people with sight loss have come together to share their grave concern at the decision not to appoint a dedicated Minister for Disabled People and to add the role to an existing less senior role.

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30th November 2023

Cost of Living: Support Can’t Wait

75 charities and voluntary organisations representing people with disabilities, including Thomas Pocklington Trust, have written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer demanding action on the cost of living crisis.

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15th November 2023

New Eye Care Support Pathway Launched

Senior leaders from the NHS, social care and the Third Sector have developed a UK wide Eye Care Support Pathway. The Pathway is a new framework to ensure patients have timely access to information, advice and support throughout their eye care journey.

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1st November 2023

Rail Ticket Office Closures Scrapped in Government U-turn as Charity Calls for National Railway Accessibility Strategy

National sight loss charity Thomas Pocklington Trust, today, is calling for publication of a national government strategy to address inaccessible rail travel, following issues raised in the ticket office closure consultation.

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27th July 2023

Celebrating One Year of Eye Care & You

In July 2023 we celebrated one year of Eye Care and You webinars. These webinars were developed to provide information on eye health in an accessible format.

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26th July 2023

The Government’s New Disability Action Plan: What it Means for You

The government has launched a new Disability Action Plan consultation. We look at what it means for blind and partially sighted people and how you can give your feedback.

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