Visual impairment and deafblindness; a research and practice event

Activity: ConsultancyCPD delivery


Morning speaker at this CPD event. Title of talk was 'Vision Rehabilitation Services: what is the evidence?' . This recently completed study funded by Thomas Pocklington Trust, looks at community-based rehabilitation services funded by local authorities. The overall aim of this study was to provide an overview of the evidence base for community- based vision rehabilitation services, exploring how these services are currently supporting people with visual impairment and what outcomes they are likely to achieve. The findings of this study are important in the light of the Care Act 2014 which requires local authorities to promote wellbeing and independence to prevent people reaching a crisis point and highlights the importance of specialist rehabilitation and assessment provision for people with visual impairment. For Continuous Professional Development purposes we map our seminars against The College of Social Work's Professional Capabilities Framework and The Health and Care Professionals Council Standards of Proficiency. For subscribing organisations this event is designated an Adults Services events. For others there is a fee of £95.
Period23 Apr 2015
Work forMaking Research Count, United Kingdom


  • visual impairment
  • social care
  • rehabilitation