VISION 2020 UK

VISION 2020 UK is the umbrella organisation which leads collaboration and co-operation between organisations with an interest in eye health and sight loss. The VISION 2020 UK Dementia and Sight Loss Committee seeks to provide a forum for Dementia and Sight Loss orientated professionals to share information, plans and ideas about campaigns and work to improve the lives of people affected by dementia and sight loss.

Updated:
2 February 2017
Location:
National
Sectors:
Charity, Communication, Community organisations, Domiciliary Care, Health, Hospitals and Hospital Trusts, Research Sector, Social Care, Voluntary Sector

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

Objectives of the Committee:

• To develop and promote a better understanding of the issues facing people affected by dementia and sight loss by presenting at events and seeking publications in relevant journals.

• To collate, develop and share information and good practice via the DaSLI Committee microsite on VISION 2020 UK Website http://www.vision2020uk.org.uk/interest-groups/dementia-and-sight-loss-interest-group/ and other opportunities as they arise.

• To develop shared experience, knowledge, systems and resources which improve our organisations ability to provide information on dementia and sight loss to enquirers.

• To support and influence initiatives around dementia and sight loss, such as through joint working on product development.

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

The need to form a committee about dementia and sight loss was triggered by the growing realisation that, although large numbers of people with dementia also have problems with vision and visual perception, awareness of the particular difficulties faced by those affected by both conditions is very low. 

2. Actions

  • Design Council Sparks Programme

    VISION 2020 UK DaSLIC are in talks with the Design Council to develop a new or adapted product that can help people living with dementia and sight loss, and fast-track it to market. The committee aim to work with people affected by dementia and sight loss, and those who support them to develop ideas and find out what they feel would be most beneficial for them.

    Status:
    Initial Scoping

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    New member - Feb 2017

  • Dementia and Sight Loss event at the Wellcome Collection Hub

    Following on from the success of the dementia and sight loss day in Birmingham  and in conjunction with the UCL residency at the Hub at the Wellcome Collection, the committee is keen to develop another event on dementia and sight loss.

    Status:
    Initial Scoping

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    New member - Feb 2017

  • Continued awareness raising

    The VISION 2020 UK DaSLI Committee are keen to continue raising awareness about dementia and sight loss as concurrent conditions and to provide information to those who need it. The committee is keen to continue attending and presenting at a range of events and conferences. 

    Status:
    Being implemented

    2017 - First Quarter Update

    New member - Feb 2017