It’s a second triumphant year for Henshaws at Vision UK

On Tuesday 14th June, our community team took part in the Vision UK 2016 conference - the leading annual conference for the eye health and sight loss sectors.

Natalie and Fiona with our Independence Matters for Children and Young People programme Poster for 'Pathway to Wellbeing'

Vision UK’s annual strategy day provides a framework for the future of eye health and sight loss across the UK, and has been developed by organisations working together and agreeing what the priorities should be. This year’s conference ‘Expanding Horizons’ included partnership with the wider health and social care sector, with collaboration from Age UK and Diabetes UK.

We had two fab looking poster entries this year for our Pathway to Wellbeing project and Independence Matters for Children and Young People, both designed by JG Creative.

We’re pleased to announce certificatethat our poster for ‘A Pathway to Wellbeing‘ won its category for ‘Outcome two: Everyone with an eye condition receives timely treatment and, if permanent sight loss occurs, early and appropriate services and support are available and accessible to all’. Fantastic news – and a big congrats to everyone involved.

Last year, Henshaws entered a poster for “A Social Return on Investment analysis of the Henshaws Skillstep Programme” which won the category for ‘Outcome 3: A society in which people with sight loss can fully participate’ – so it’s been two years in a row for Henshaws! Helen Doyle, our Research and Information Manager, wrote a fantastic blog from last year’s conference which you can read here.

Thank you to everyone who was involved in the making of the posters, to Helen for illustrating the impact of our services, and to BBC Children in Need, North, South and Central Manchester Clinical Commissioning Group, Manchester City Council and Big Lottery Fund for funding the work.

If you’d like to find out more about any of the programmes mentioned above, please visit our Community Services page and find out how we could support you.

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