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RNIB CYMRU REPORT ON BLINDNESS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1859: tabled on 06 November 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 8 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House congratulates RNIB Cymru on the publication of its report, 'Changing the way we think about blindness - myth and reality'; notes that the report reveals most people are more frightened of losing their sight than any other disability but completely underestimate the prevalence of sight loss and have unrealistic expectations of the services that would be available should they lose their sight; recognises that most people with sight loss are not getting the help they need and many live in isolation, exclusion and poverty; and supports the RNIB Cymru call for more investment in prevention, detection and rehabilitation, full implementation of good practice guidelines for social care throughout the United Kingdom, better integration of services provided by hospital eye clinics, local authorities, GPs and other community health services with quicker assessment and care planning.