News and updates from London Vision

Here you can read the latest news, responses and press releases from across London Vision.
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One year of the Managing Sight Loss course
We've been delivering Managing Sight Loss for over a year! Read this new piece to learn about the impact of the course, how many attendees have taken part and the most successful sessions.
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    Visual awareness training with South Croydon Bus Garage

    London is blessed with one of largest and most comprehensive bus networks in the world, with over 700 routes throughout the capital. Blind and partially sighted people are…

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    Guide dog access refusals – know your rights!

    If you’ve been keeping track of the news recently, you might have noticed that the issue of guide dog access refusals has been cropping up with disappointing regularity….

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    Volunteers’ Week 2019

    I like to think we value our volunteers throughout the year, but as it’s Volunteers Week, I want to take a moment and recognise the importance of you,…

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    London Vision pledges support for the Inclusive Transport campaign

    London Vision has pledged to work collaboratively with governing bodies, other charities and Transport for London to improve services across London.

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    How Barnet Borough Sight Impaired informed my work for London Vision West

    I first encountered Barnet Borough Sight Impaired in 2017 when I became the then CEO of London Vision West. From the outset they struck me as a group simply determined…

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    What are your rights if you need to take over the counter medications that are no longer routinely prescribed?

    Have you been affected by the NHS recent changes to routine prescriptions? Masuma Ali explains the rules around repeat prescriptions.

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    Priority Seating Week 2019

    23-28 April is Priority Seating Week, and we've been learning more about the blue badge scheme, alerting passengers to hidden disabilities.

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    The stress of travelling to work as a blind person

    April is Stress Awareness Month, and Hassan Khan has written about the stress of his everyday commute to work, and what helps him manage it.

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    Being a culture vulture in an increasingly accessible London

    Glen Turner writes about his experiences in an increasingly accessible London - covering arts, culture and a bit of travel!

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    Living with Stargardt’s disease: highlighting rare diseases on 28 February

    28 February is Rare Disease Day, and we're focussing on Stargardt's disease. Read about Odette Battarel and her experience of the disease.