The UK Vision Strategy seeks to transform the UK’s eye health, eye care and sight loss services.
The UK Vision Strategy aims to achieve three outcomes:
- Prevention: Everyone in the UK looks after their eyes and their sight.
- Provision: Everyone with an eye condition receive timely treatment and, if permanent sight loss occurs, early and appropriate services and support are available and accessible to all.
- Participation: A society in which people with sight loss can fully participate.
To help realise this, the Thomas Pocklington Trust, together with The London Visual Impairment Forum, are looking to establish a Local Vision Strategy Group in each London borough.
Working with each borough’s local sight loss societies, the Local Vision Strategy Group is designed to bring together service users and key stakeholders across the statutory and voluntary sectors. This includes everything from health care to social clubs!
If you are interested in hearing more about, or being involved with, your Local Vision Strategy Group please contact:
Tel: 07875 541133
Local Vision Strategy Templates & Resources
Local Vision Strategies TOOLKIT can be found at http://www.pocklington-trust.org.uk/Empowerment/visstrattoolkit
The Toolkit is made up of a series of resources:
- An overview which sets the scene for local vision strategies, provides information that can answer (and raise) questions in local areas and lists useful sources of information and evidence about sight loss
- A DVD that shows how one local area – Greenwich – started to develop its Local Vision Strategy
- A template to present the information that will form the evidence base to underpin a Local Vision Strategy
- A guide to completing the template, showing where to find information
- A template in which the conclusions and recommendations arising from the evidence base can be presented
- A template for a simple summary of a Local Vision Strategy
- A template for an action plan to implement a Strategy
- A ‘jargon buster’ that explains some of the technical language