Eyecare in Focus

Please share… Review recommends more community services. More eyecare services should be made available in the community, a national review has recommended. The Community Eyecare Review, commissioned by Health Secretary Shona Robison last year, has published today. Chaired by Hamish Wilson, the review looks at care provided by community optometrists and how this can be […]

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Pension Guidance in Accessible Formats

Please share…Forth Valley Sensory Centre are working in partnership with Citizens Advice Pension wise service to offer independent pension guidance in an accessible format for sensory impaired people. Following the one hour general information sessions, people can book a 1:1 appointment with an independent pension adviser from Citizens Advice. The information sessions will be held on […]

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Scottish Sensory Awards 2017 – Ceremony Cancelled

Please share…Regrettably this year there were many fewer nominations for the awards than last year. Last year we invited 3 short listed nominations in each category to the awards ceremony, when the winners in each category were announced. This year the number of nominations has been such that it has not proved possible to generate […]

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Changes at SCOVI

Please share…The 6th AGM for SCOVI took place last week and with it changes to our Trustee board.  Colin Gallagher from Guide Dogs has taken over from Richard Hellewell as President and Campbell Chalmers of RNIB is our new Vice President. We also have two new trustees who are Kate Wallace from Visualise and Jacquie […]

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Scottish Sensory Awards 2017

Please share…Following the great success of the 2016 Scottish Sensory Awards I am delighted to confirm that the Scottish Council on Visual Impairment (SCOVI), and the Scottish Council on Deafness (SCOD), as the umbrella organisations for sight and hearing loss in Scotland, have taken on the responsibility for the organisation of the 2017 awards. Following our […]

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Macular Society Professional Conference

Please share…The Macular Society will be hosting their professional conference ‘Excellence in Patient Support’ on Thursday 24th November 2016 at The Union Jack Club, Sandell Street, Waterloo, London, SE1 8UJ. Please follow the link below to view the agenda and purchase tickets. Macular Society Professional Conference 2016

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Jurors Consultation

Please share…The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service are currently running a consultation regarding Jury Service for people with sight/hearing impairments. Email received from Scottish Courts – Please find attached a short consultation paper and response form through which we would welcome the views of your organisation. If possible we would also welcome the views of […]

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Expressions of Interest in Teaching on Graduate Diploma In Low Vision Rehabilitation

Please share…Glasgow Caledonian University is currently undergoing approval processes for a new Graduate Diploma In Low Vision Rehabilitation due to take place in August. We would like to ask people to express interest in providing some teaching on the programme.  The skills and attributes of those who may be eligible to apply are detailed below. […]

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2016 SCOVI Conference, Tuesday 21 June, Glasgow

Please share…Dear colleague,   We hope you will join us for SCOVI’s Summer Conference, Current Initiatives at a National and Local Level   Tuesday, 21st June 2016, 9.30 am to 4 pm at The Event Space, Touchbase Business Centre, Sense Scotland 43 Middlesex Street, Kinning Park, Glasgow G41 1EE (please use Middlesex Street Entrance).   […]

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First Steps Scotland Activity Pack-British Blind Sport and Scottish Disability Sport

Please share…Hello, My name is Jennifer and I work for British Blind Sport. We are a charity based in the United Kingdom that helps blind and partially sighted people get active and play sport. We are seeking to distribute a free pack in order to encourage visually impaired children in Scotland to become physically active. […]

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