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7 08, 2019

Hate Crime? So do we!

2019-08-07T14:50:46+00:00 August 7th, 2019|Latest News|

A recent talk by PC Ian Ashton, whose extensive beat as Hate Crime and Community Cohesion Officer, mirrors our own, Blackpool Fylde and Wyre, and extends to Morecambe and Lancaster, proved thought provoking for members of our sight loss support group. PC Ashton, a Lancashire Constabulary copper for 26 years,  spoke of the five defined [...]

25 06, 2019

Macular Awareness Week (June 24th-30th)

2019-06-25T12:11:20+00:00 June 25th, 2019|Latest News|

Many of the people we support have age related macular degeneration and our eye clinic liaison officer Linda Sethi points out we’re seeing more referrals at an earlier age – 50s and 60s. It’s the leading cause of irreversible sight loss – although it must be stressed that irreversible doesn’t mean treatment isn’t available. This [...]

17 04, 2019

New lighting for N-Vision? It’s in the bag! N-Vision bags £3.376 from Tesco’s community grant scheme

2019-04-17T09:23:50+00:00 April 17th, 2019|Latest News|

N-Vision, the Blackpool Fylde and Wyre Society for the Blind, is delighted to announce it has bagged £3,376 from Tesco’s Bags of Help community grant scheme. Bags of Help is run in partnership with environmental charity Groundwork, and sees grants awarded to thousands of local community projects every year. Since launching in 2015, it’s provided [...]

3 04, 2019

Need help making a new Universal Credit claim?

2019-04-03T09:15:37+00:00 April 3rd, 2019|Latest News|

Citizens Advice is here to help people navigate the on-line application process and to support them if they need extra help. We have Help to Claim Advisers available for face to face appointments at 6-10 Whitegate Drive each weekday afternoon from 1-5pm, bookings can be made on 01253 308405 For help over the phone there’s [...]

20 03, 2019

Don’t let the sneak thief of sight strike – says Lancashire sight loss charity

2019-03-20T15:28:00+00:00 March 20th, 2019|Latest News|

In World Glaucoma Week our project manager and outreach worker Phil Richardson, 61, reveals his own experiences – since glaucoma struck him 22 years ago, and our eye clinic liaison officer Linda Sethi offers advice. Please follow link to coverage: https://www.entirelynorthwest.co.uk/news/charity/lancashire/don-39-t-let-the-sneak-thief-of-sight-strike6754

13 03, 2019

Advice for World Glaucoma Week

2019-03-13T10:13:36+00:00 March 13th, 2019|Latest News|

Glaucoma is an eye condition where the optic nerve, which connects the eye to the brain, becomes damaged. It is usually caused by fluid building up in the front part of the eye which increases pressure inside the eye. Glaucoma is more common than you think. It affects 1 in 50 people in the UK [...]

13 02, 2019

From Talking Newspaper audio engineer to backing a headline tour in his own right

2019-02-13T13:37:08+00:00 February 13th, 2019|Latest News|

Chris Carter is marching to his own beat as drummer for Collabro’s 10-week 51 date UK tour (which started on Feb 10). Chris, who oversaw production of N-Vision’s Talking Newspaper for 300 blind and partially sighted listeners across Blackpool Fylde and Wyre, says the “opportunity of a lifetime was too good to miss.” As colleagues [...]

6 02, 2019

The secret of long life – exercise and a drop of Baileys

2019-02-06T12:30:05+00:00 February 6th, 2019|Latest News|

The secret of long life is regular exercise according to Hilda Johnson who has just joined the country’s exclusive centenarian club complete with congratulatory ‘welcome’ card from the Queen, 92. Hilda, who lives at our Princess Alexandra Home, was born in Todmorden 100 years ago. In her teens Hilda worked below stairs as a maid [...]

6 02, 2019

New technology helps those with sight loss retain independence

2019-02-06T12:13:58+00:00 February 6th, 2019|Latest News|

The sight of Jeremy Kyle’s name – super sized on a TV screen – may not be for the faint hearted but it delighted members of the visually impaired community. A brand-new TV Box home entertainment system from specialist software/hardware company Synapptic was one of the stars of the Assistive Technology show at N-Vision, the [...]