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RNIB: Next Online Men’s Group – 1 Dec!

RNIB: Online Men's Group on Tuesday 1 December 2020

RNIB: Online Men’s Group on Tues 1  December 2020

On Tuesday 1 December between 4 pm  and 6 pm we’re holding another online Men’s Group.

The group is an opportunity for blind and partially sighted men within London to come together and discuss issues that matter to you in a safe private space.

Each meeting is based around 1-2 topic areas often with a guest speaker.

The group actually started as a face to face group based at our Judd Street office near Kings Cross. However, because of COVID-19, the group currently meets online.

My name is Tony Leigh and I work for the RNIB (The Royal National Institute of Blind People) within the London and SE Connections Team.

Contact Information

If you are interested or want further information please do contact me by email (tony.leigh@rnib.org.uk) or phone (020 7391 2143).

 

RNIB: Talk and Support service!

 

RNIB: Next Online Men’s Group – 1 Dec!

RNIB: Online Men's Group on Tuesday 1 December 2020
Venue:
Online
Time:
4.00 pm - 6.00 pm
Phone:
020 7391 2143
Date:
01st December 2020
Cost:
FREE


RNIB: Online Men’s Group on Tues 1  December 2020

On Tuesday 1 December between 4 pm  and 6 pm we’re holding another online Men’s Group.

The group is an opportunity for blind and partially sighted men within London to come together and discuss issues that matter to you in a safe private space.

Each meeting is based around 1-2 topic areas often with a guest speaker.

The group actually started as a face to face group based at our Judd Street office near Kings Cross. However, because of COVID-19, the group currently meets online.

My name is Tony Leigh and I work for the RNIB (The Royal National Institute of Blind People) within the London and SE Connections Team.

Contact Information

If you are interested or want further information please do contact me by email (tony.leigh@rnib.org.uk) or phone (020 7391 2143).

 

RNIB: Talk and Support service!

 

RNIB launches workplace support resources

RNIB launches workplace support resources

RNIB launches workplace support resources

original post – Optometry Today, Andrew McClean

The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has launched new resources to help employers support blind and partially sighted people in the workplace. The resources have been launched as part of the Government’s Disability Confident scheme, which supports businesses to attract, recruit and retain disabled employees. Director of services at the RNIB, David Clarke, highlighted that despite employment numbers being at a record high, just one in four blind or partially people are in work.

“With the right support, visually impaired people can thrive in the workplace and make a significant contribution to businesses in almost all employment sectors. We just need employers to realise the unique commercial value that blind and partially sighted employees can undoubtedly bring to their businesses,” he said. The resources include webinars, good practice toolkits, guides to making changes and blogs. It was launched on Tuesday (19 March) at an event in London hosted by insurance company Zurich.

Blind disability activist and management consultant, Caroline Casey (pictured), gave the keynote speech. The RNIB highlighted that current Government targets aim to have one million disabled people in the workplace by 2027, but the secretary of state for work and pensions, Amber Rudd, has committed to reviewing targets on disability employment.

Ms Rudd said: “My father’s blindness was a normal part of my family’s life and I have huge admiration for the RNIB’s work. I am particularly proud to have it on board with Disability Confident.”

“Far too many blind and partially sighted people are missing the opportunity to develop their talents and connect with the world of work. By working together with the RNIB, we will remove barriers and create the opportunities that blind and partially sighted people expect and deserve,” she added.