Campaigning

Devon in Sight is committed to championing local and national issues related to sight loss.

Current campaigns

Devon in Sight has a number of current campaigns.

Other policy areas

We also support a number of other local and national policy initiatives.

Welfare Reforms

Continued monitoring of Government welfare reforms and their likely impact on visually impaired people. The charity will look carefully at the impact on people in Devon and lobby MPs accordingly.

Street safety

Cataloguing of issues of concern to visually impaired people across Devon as part of DIS’s User Involvement strategy. Campaigning around issues of safety on our streets eg safe pedestrian access, over hanging branches, cars parked on pavements etc. We are currently campaigning for a crossing on the busy road outside Station House in Topsham, and participating in discussions on the re-developments in Exeter Town centre.

Eye Health

We will aim to raise awareness of the importance of eye health as part of National Eye Health week.

RNIB Campaigns

The RNIB also has a number of campaigns.

You can also follow their campaigns in the South West.

Their local contact person is

Marie Jenkins
RNIB Regional Centre
Suite 1, Chiltern House
2 Sigford Road
Exeter
EX2 8NL
Telephone: 03301 190621
Email: marie.jenkins@rnib.org.uk