Eye Health and Sight Loss Sector

The Eye Health and Sight Loss sector comprises organisations of all shapes and sizes who support blind and partially sighted people and those at risk of losing their sight in a range of different ways. Thomas Pocklington Trust works in partnership with many of these organisations at a local, regional and national level.

For more information about organisations in the Sight Loss Sector, please visit the Sightline Directory www.rnib.org/sightline-directory

Image shows Visionary's national partner logo 2023 - 2024. It says 'Visionary Supporting sight loss organisations National Partner 2023 - 2024 with visionary's  logo at the top which the right hand side in green interlocks with the pink, left hand side forming the outline of an eye.


Thomas Pocklington Trust also funds Visionary, the umbrella body for local sight loss organisations operating across the UK. For more information, please visit Visionary www.visionary.org


Along with RNIB, Thomas Pocklington Trust also supports the secretariat function for the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Eye Health and Sight Loss, chaired by Marsha De Cordova MP. For more information contact@eyehealthappg.org.uk or visit www.eyehealthappg.org.uk


Visual Impairment Charity Sector Partnership

The Visual Impairment (V I) Charity Sector Partnership is a collaboration of eight prominent organisations within the eye health and sight loss sector. The founding partners include Blind Veterans UK, Glaucoma UK, Guide Dogs, Macular Society, Retina UK, RNIB, Thomas Pocklington Trust, and Visionary.

The partnership came together during the Covid crisis to join up support to blind and partially sighted people affected by the pandemic. The partnership has a number of workstreams.

  • Workstreams
    • Mental Health and Wellbeing
    • Access to Technology
    • Lived Experience Leadership and Talent Development
    • Employment
    • The Eye Care Support Pathway

In addition, the partnership provides support and jointly campaigns on issues including Cost of Living. The partnership has also funded and delivered the first phase of Visual Impairment (V I) Insight Hub. The sector-wide Insight Hub is an accessible, up-to-date and authoritative source of evidence, insights and facts from research, literature and other sources relating to people living with, or at risk of, sight-loss.

For further information regarding the V I Charity Sector Partnership, please contact:

Nicola Parks, Head of Partnerships, Thomas Pocklington Trust, nicola.parks@pocklington.org.uk

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