New Sight Loss Council for West Yorkshire
West Yorkshire Sight Loss Council is being created later this year to act as a voice for blind and partially sighted people living in West Yorkshire. Developed and funded by Thomas Pocklington Trust, the council will made up of volunteers who themselves are blind or partially sighted to act as advocates and campaigners to influence change and improve goods and services that blind and partially sighted people have access to in the area.
August 2021 newsletter out now!
Our first newsletter in almost a year is out now, and packed full of forthcoming events and charity news!
Coping with sight loss during Covid-19 – enlightening podcast series shares important stories
A new podcast series, sharing the stories of visually impaired members of Wakefield District Sight Aid managing during lockdown, will be launched this week: https://onetoonedevelopment.org/stories-of-insight/
Annual General Meeting 2021
NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING WEDNESDAY 19th May 2021 at 13.00 via Zoom. Our annual report and accounts for the year ended 31st December 2020 will be presented to the meeting, and any elections to the Board will also take place.
Glaucoma UK urges Muslims with glaucoma to continue using eye drops during Ramadan
Glaucoma UK, in partnership with the Muslim Council of Britain, is urging Muslims with glaucoma to prevent irreversible damage to their sight by continuing to use their eye drops during Ramadan.
Don't forget that this weekend is Census weekend. You should have received your household pack in the post. Census information helps make sure that our communities get the services they need. It informs things that affect all of us, like transport, education and healthcare.
Association of Blind Asians event
Sharing on behalf of our colleagues at ABA (Association of Blind Asians), a registered charity based in Leeds. Every year ABA helps the BAME community with visual impairments, along with their carers, to manage their condition so they can live independent and fulfilling lives. This event has been organised by ABA in partnership with Leeds Hearing and Sight Loss Services to raise awareness on visual impairments.
World Glaucoma Week 2021
**WORLD GLAUCOMA WEEK - week commencing 7th March** We are delighted to share a programme of digital glaucoma support groups and other activities that will take place during World Glaucoma Week (WGW) this March on behalf of our friends at Glaucoma UK.
Be alert to Covid-19 vaccine fraud!
It’s clear the COVID-19 vaccination programme has opened up new opportunities for criminals. We’d like to raise awareness of how to report suspected fraud relating to the vaccine and other support schemes. Please see the attached document which gives further information and helps you stay safe.
Have your say to improve safety at bus stations
The West Yorkshire Combined Authority is planning a number of improvements to the safety and efficiency of bus stations across West Yorkshire. This includes looking at how they can provide tactile information at bus stands, and they would like your feedback on these plans so your opinions can be reflected in the final designs.