Keeping safe and maintaining independence: older people and sight loss
UPDATE: Presentations from the day are available to download below
This event is concerned with sight loss in later life and how we can enable people to live a quality life despite the difficulties that arise from diminished vision.
Building on the successful KT-EQUAL partnership event 'Keeping safe and maintaining independence: older people and sight loss' (November 2011), we are pleased to announce three follow-on events.
The events aim to raise awareness of sight loss and its impact and to increase knowledge and understanding of how to support people with sight loss. The programme will showcase new developments in research and practice that have the potential to inform practitioners.
The first of these events is being held on Thursday 11 October 2012 - World Sight Day - a global day of awareness of the causes of blindness and vision impairment.
The events are being organised as a partnership which includes KT-EQUAL, Thomas Pocklington Trust, the College of Occupational Therapists Specialist Section – Older People and the Royal National Institute of Blind People.
Who is it for?
The programme has been designed to appeal to a wide audience including older people and their advocates; practitioners from health, housing, social care and the voluntary and community sector – for example, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, rehabilitation support officers; researchers from a variety of disciplines and anyone with an interest in supporting older people with sight loss.
A programme for the event can be downloaded here [.pdf 142KB]
You can download a flyer here [.pdf 122KB]
This event is free to attend for all delegates. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. As places are limited, early registration is advisable - follow the link below to register.
Venue details: Engineers' House Conference Centre, Clifton Downs, Bristol BS8 3NB.
Please follow the link for online travel directions to the venue.
So important, so neglected: an overview of current policy attitudes towards sight loss in old age, Frances Heywood, Honorary Research Fellow, University of Bristol [.pdf, 148KB]Older People and Sight Loss: Prevalence and Impact, Rebecca Sheehy, Older People’s Impact Team Manager, RNIB [.pdf, 135KB]
Environmental and behavioural interventions: Report of a systematic review and collaboration between practitioners, researchers and third sector, Shelagh Palmer, Health Co-ordinator, Visibility Scotland [.pdf, 2.6MB]Making lighting work for visually impaired older people, Peter Hodgson, Architect, Thomas Pocklington Trust [.pdf, 2.8MB]
Contact Name: Surinder Bangar
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Contact Phone: 0114 222 2997