Charities that support, and provide advice and information to those affected by sight loss:
Support and advice:
Blind Parents UK– Supporting Blind and Visually Impaired parents throughout the United Kingdom.
Health Watch Lincolnshire – Aims to help local people get the best out of their health and social care services.
Lincolnshire Military, Veterans and Families Wellbeing Network. – http://www.every-one.org.uk/about-us
A new network has been established to bring together a range of groups and agencies who have services or projects that support the wellbeing of military personnel, veterans and their families in Lincolnshire. The group was set up by Every-One, a Lincolnshire charity that supports carers and the people they care for, as they wanted to support joint working across providers to address any gaps in provision and to share information and ideas. The group meets every two months and has a theme to each meeting, the most recent being an update on the Lincolnshire Armed Forces Covenant.
Housing and Financial Support for Veterans. – https://businesscostsaver.co.uk/guide-for-veterans/
A very handy guide for Veterans that find themselves struggling after they leave the forces, this ‘guide offers advice to help make the transition from serviceperson to civilian as smooth as possible.’ There is information available on housing, jobs & training, Scholarships, financial advice, and a very useful list of other support services available.
VICTA Parent Portal –www.victaparents.org.uk
The VICTA Parent Portal is a one stop information hub for all parents and carers raising a child with a visual impairment. The site houses a wealth of information and personal stories and can also signpost you to many other organsiations out there who can help.
This organisation also have a Parent Network Facebook page which can allow you to ‘meet’ other parents online, seek advice about specific issues, share personal experiences and assist with generating solutions. facebook.com/VICTAUK/
The Definitive Guide to Accessible & Responsive Street Furniture for The Disabled – https://kingswoodstructures.co.uk/guide-to-accessible-street-furniture/
This guide offers plenty of helpful information such as;
• An overview of how good street furniture design and public infrastructure planning, as well as careful consideration of accessibility needs, can significantly improve the lives of people with disabilities.
• Important facts and figures about disability and accessibility.
• Insights into laws such as the Equality Act of 2010 and recent developments in accessible planning from both the public and private sector.
• Other useful resources, best practices, and sources of information to find out more about inclusivity in town planning, accessibility, and street furniture for the disabled.