During the pandemic eight national sight loss charities collaborated to form a collective response to Covid-19. The Visual Impairment Charity Sector Partnership (VICSP) is the legacy of this collaboration which continues to grow and evolve to provide strategic overview of initiatives that will lead to improving the lives of blind and partially sighted people and those at risk of sight loss across the UK. You can read the latest impact report via the link below, opens a Word document:
The founding partners are: Blind Veterans UK, Glaucoma UK, Guide Dogs, Macular Society, Retina UK, RNIB, Thomas Pocklington Trust and Visionary. The partnership is chaired by Matt Stringer, CEO of RNIB and supported by CEOs from all partner organisations, each of whom sponsor the different workstreams.
Join us on Thursday 28 September 2023 as we welcome representatives from across the partnership to share progress updates and aspirations for the future. This session will focus on this business year’s collaborative activity and demonstrate how local organisations play an important and influential role. Following an overview of each of the workstreams we will have a detailed update on Lived Experience and Talent Development and the VI Insight Hub, both of which have exciting plans for the future. You will hear how Visionary members have influenced each workstream and explore how you can contribute.
Fiona Sandford, CEO of Visionary will introduce the session and set the scene and Matt Stringer CEO of RNIB will share an overview of the partnership. We will be joined by Cathy Low, Director of Partnerships at Thomas Pocklington Trust and Hilary Ingleton, Head of Research and Insight at RNIB who will present workstream updates. This will be followed by a panel session, offering delegates the opportunity to find out more about the workstreams and how this work can benefit blind and partially people in local communities.
We are delighted that Paula McGrath, Deputy CEO of Retina UK and Adrian Bell, CEO of Blind Veterans UK will join the panel alongside Matt, Cathy, Hilary and Fiona.