Action Plan

Vision UK is the independent partnership organisation which works with organisations in the eye health and sight loss sector and beyond for the benefit of blind and partially sighted people, their communities and the general population including those at risk of sight loss.

Commitment 1 - Relating to:

For nearly a million people including those with Dementia, sight loss is not avoidable and there are currently no cures or very limited treatments. It is only by pioneering eye research that we will change this. By prioritising research we can give hope and optimism to those at risk or living with sight loss.

 

How will your organisation achieve Commitment 1?

 

We have formed a Research, Cures and Treatments panel the purpose of which is to provide a unified position on methods to prevent, treat and cure eye health conditions

  • We have the right to know about and decide if we want to be involved in research that looks at cause, cure and care for dementia and be supported to take part.

Commitment 2 - Relating to:

Everyone affected by sight loss has the right to receive the treatment and support they need at the right time, and in the most appropriate way.

 

How will your organisation achieve Commitment 2?

 

We are setting up a Services, Support and Care panel the purpose of which is to consider the wide range of subjects including services from 3rd to statutory sectors. This will include topics such as: habilitation, rehabilitation, technology, housing and social care.

  • We have the right to an early and accurate diagnosis, and to receive evidence based, appropriate, compassionate and properly funded care and treatment, from trained people who understand us and how dementia affects us. This must meet our needs, wherever we live.

Commitment 3 - Relating to:

Everyone affected by sight loss has the right to receive the treatment and support they need at the right time, and in the most appropriate way.

 

How will your organisation achieve Commitment 3?

 

Together we can challenge ignorance, low expectations and poor service that lead to social exclusion through under-achievement in education, high unemployment, depression and loneliness, enabling blind and partially sighted people to fully participate in society.

  • We have the right to continue with day to day and family life, without discrimination or unfair cost, to be accepted and included in our communities and not live in isolation or loneliness.