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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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Three actors on stage, they wear colourful costumes. One wears a pirate inspired outfit, one in brown velvet dungarees and a princess in a tiered neon dress. They stand against a mix of colourful designs as a backdrop.

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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Project Story: Look UK

With visual impairment being a low incidence disability in children and young people, often young people who are visually impaired find themselves struggling in various aspects of their lives. That could be with making friends, getting support at school, getting...

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Image shows a group of blind and partially sighted graduates at an employment workshop funded by the Vision Foundation.

Project Story: Blind in Business

In 2022, Vision Foundation provided Blind in Business (BiB) with a two-year grant of £20,000 to support 10 young people into employment per year. This year we also provided a Resilience Fund to help organisations get back on their feet...

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Carole, a visually impaired mature woman, enjoying a glass of wine on her birthday (her favourite image)

Project Story: Lunch Club+ 4 The Blind

Run entirely by volunteers the Club has been around since 1975 to support blind and partially sighted people in the Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. In 2010, out of the blue, it was announced at one of the lunches that...

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Project Story: Deafblind UK

We know that landing a job with a visual impairment can be difficult, add hearing impairment to that, and the difficulty is compounded. Just 4% of deafblind population aged 18-24 are in work, for the 25+ demographic that increases to...

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Project Story: Amy and Friends

Amy and Friends was founded by Jayne, mother to Amy, the soul and inspiration of Amy and Friends. Amy was clinically diagnosed with Cockayne Syndrome at the age of 15 in Boston, USA after doctors in the UK were unable...

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Outside the newly refurbished theatre. A white building with a triangular roof. Big red letters spell out Polka Theatre in fun script

Project Story: Polka Theatre

After a two-year break refurbishing their premises, Polka Theatre is back and better than ever. This dedicated children’s theatre, based in Wimbledon, has a year-round programme of shows but also creative learning activities. This is so much more than a...

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