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Behind the scenes of Unseen, a gripping new audio drama

In 2022 we worked alongside SafeLives to publish The Unseen, a report exploring abuse experienced by members of the visually impaired community. You can find the report here. In the wake of its publication, Extant Theatre reached out to inquire...

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Understanding loneliness and isolation in the visually impaired community

Why loneliness and isolation? According to research by the Campaign to End Loneliness, sensory loss is one of the key risk factors leading to loneliness. In a 2019 Vision Foundation survey, loss of sight combined with wider societal issues, such...

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One Year On: Refuge’s Response to The Unseen’s findings

Within their lifetimes, 1 in 5 adults face domestic abuse (DVA). Disabled people are three times more likely to experience DVA. In October 2022, Vision Foundation launched a report alongside the charity SafeLives on domestic abuse within the sight loss...

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An example of Christopher’s stunning photography. A portrait of blossom taken in close up, the soft pinks and whites of the petals contrast beautifully with the green foliage and blue sky in the background.

How Christopher is unlocking his passion for photography at Croydon Vision

Croydon Vision, is one of the organisations we support as part of our bid to Open London Up. We recently spoke to one of their members, Christopher Beanland, who joined Croydon Vision in April this year. Since joining he’s already...

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Research Grants Application Processes

A lot of rigour is involved in ensuring that the money we invest contributes to saving sight. Some grants are smaller than others in terms of the amount awarded but can provide impact in different ways. This page on our...

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A still from our video about The Unseen Report. It features a lady with brown skin and dark hair looking out of a window. Her eyes are covered by the words #TheUnseen to make her anonymous.

Driving change was at the heart of our Domestic Abuse Round Table  

On Tuesday of 13th June we were proud to host our first round table session on ways key organisations can act on the findings from The Unseen. The specific details of attendees and their experiences must be kept anonymous given their ongoing...

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Supporting visually impaired young people with their mental health

Loneliness and isolation are critical issues for visually impaired young people. We know that people affected by sight loss are more than twice as likely to have experienced difficulties with unhappiness or depression than the UK average. Despite this, only...

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A Day in the Life of an Employment Advisor at RNIB

Our Vision Fund provides RNIB with funding to employ a full-time, London-based Employment Advisor to help visually impaired people of working age to retain and progress their jobs after sight loss. That Employment Advisor is Debra Bunce, and this is...

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Polka Theatre: a wonderful, welcoming and inclusive experience…

Guest blog by Charmaine Ashpole.   It has taken me some time to put my thoughts into text because I, like many parents, have had to juggle the complexities of family life, with two beautiful young persons at home, often...

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