Sight and Hearing News
Highlands and Islands Labour MSP, Rhoda Grant, has tabled a motion for debate in the Scottish Parliament in a bid to save a local charity, Sight Action, as NHS Highland make funding cuts and re-design services for the blind and visually impaired. It was indicated to Mrs Grant at the end of last year that Sight Action's valuable services to almost 3,000 blind or visually impaired adults and children will no longer continue past the 31st March 2020.
Funding cuts will take toll on support for visually impaired children and adults in the Highlands and Islands. THOUSANDS of vulnerable people will be failed if NHS Highland refuses to properly fund a rehabilitation service for adults and children with blindness and impaired vision in the Highlands and the Western Isles.