RNIB Group calls on blind and partially sighted people to help shape future direction of its work
16 July 2012
Blind and partially sighted people are being invited to help shape the future plans of the RNIB group of charities.
RNIB Group, which is made up of the Royal National Institute of Blind People; Action for Blind People; Cardiff, Vales and Valleys, and National Talking Newspapers and Magazines, is beginning to think ahead and make plans about where it should focus its efforts from 2014.
The RNIB group of charities is listening to the views of blind and partially sighted people, their friends and families, health and social care professionals and other interested groups from 16 July to 16 November 2012. It is seeking to understand what areas of work it should focus on in its five year plan.
Lesley-Anne Alexander, Chief Executive of RNIB, said: "We have achieved so much from working together and we want our work to remain rooted in the needs and experiences of people who are at risk of sight loss and those who are blind or partially sighted, and to know that we are making a real difference to people's lives.
"We are looking for input to help us shape the future direction of our work and to find out where we can make the greatest impact."
For the next four months, people will be able to give their views online or by telephone or writing in. Find out more by visiting the RNIB's website where you can view some short films and complete an online questionnaire. Alternatively call them on 020 7391 2160 to request a booklet about the key issues facing blind and partially sighted people and the RNIB group of charities.
RNIB Group supports the outcomes of the UK Vision Strategy, which sets the overall direction for eye health and sight loss services in the UK. The UK Vision Strategy team is also talking to interested parties to refresh its future plans, and blind and partially sighted people are welcome to give their views by visiting www.vision2020uk.org.uk/ukvisionstrategy or calling 0207 391 2221.