Welcome to Croydon Vision…
supporting people with sight loss.
The Croydon Talking Newspaper is a weekly audio version of the Croydon Advertiser edited and read by Roger Bing. It is also accompanied by a local audio magazine read by a rota of presenters. The link will take you to a player that will allow you to listen to both parts.
The recent news from BIG lottery (Reaching Communities) was a triumph; we have been granted a 3year budget to undertake the project “Seeing the Bigger Picture.” This project is focused on developing a resource room, formalising volunteering services and creating sight loss champion/ambassador programme in the community.
A big thank you to everyone, your support, help and contribution made this possible.
This fund will bring in new opportunities’, to maintain service provision as well as reach out to support more people with sight loss.
Furthermore, it will enable us to improve our organisational strengths, creating a more robust, efficient and sustainable way of working – thereby ensuring Croydon Vision continues for many more years to come.
The NHS eye care system is currently failing patients, service provision is not keeping pace with demand, meaning that hospitals are delaying and cancelling appointments, resulting in people losing sight.
The All Party Parliamentary Group on Eye Health and Visual Impairment (APPG) held an inquiry in to this problem and on June 6 will release its findings at a report launch event.
Ask your MP to attend the event and help to stop people losing sight due to delayed and cancelled appointments. You can either use the template letter attached and send it to your MP or take RNIB’s simple online action which will send the letter to your MP for you. Visit https://e-activist.com/page/22972/action/1
Firstly may I introduce myself, my name is Janet Mundy and I am the Finance Officer here at Croydon Vision. I joined here in October last year; you may have seen me around probably making myself a cup of tea!
Usually I am tucked away in an office counting money and paying bills but for the last few weeks I have had the opportunity to work on the front reception desk. This has been an invaluable experience as I have been able to see what really goes on at the centre and of course have met some wonderful people who participate in the various activities that go on each day. This has helped me in my finance role as I have some background to every transaction which somehow makes my job more fulfilling. (more…)