Below are some links which you may find useful. They all open in a new tab.
The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is a UK charity offering information, support and advice to almost two million people in the UK with sight loss.
The NNAB was founded in 1805 and is the fifth oldest voluntary blind society in the UK. Their aims are to provide accommodation and care, community visiting services, and educational and recreational facilities for the visually impaired and blind in Norfolk.
They aim to provide help and advice to blind and partially sighted people in Fenland, the Isle of Ely, and Cambridgeshire. They also provide a membership newsletter, events, outings, and lunch clubs.
The Association aims to help individuals maintain their independence in the face of the many challenges posed by sight loss. A team of part time professional staff, together with over 150 dedicated volunteers provide a range of services offering information, emotional support, benefits advice, practical aids to daily living and social inclusion throughout West Suffolk.
The CQC's job is to check whether hospitals, care homes, GPs, dentists and services in your home are meeting national standards. They do this by inspecting services and publishing their findings, helping people to make choices about the care they receive.
The College champions excellence in the practice of ophthalmology for the benefit of patients and the public. They set the examinations and the curriculum for medical graduates who wish to be eye surgeons, and they provide elements of surgical skills training.
They set the standards for professional practice through clinical guidelines and ophthalmic service guidance. The continuing professional development (CPD) programme is designed to help ophthalmologists maintain and increase their knowledge and expertise.
The Macular Society has been supporting people with macular conditions like age-related macular degeneration (AMD) for over 25 years. They offer information and support and they fund research to find a cure. Through the support of membership of the Macular Society and the generous donations of all their supporters their services are free.
AMD Alliance International strives to bring knowledge, help and hope to individuals and families around the world affected by Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). They are the only international organization dedicated exclusively to macular disease. With 71 members in 27 countries, they are comprised of prominent leaders in ophthalmology, vision rehabilitation, research and patient and senior’s advocacy.
The IGA is a patient-based organisation which works to prevent glaucoma blindness by providing information, literature and advice. They provide support to thousands of glaucoma patients. They are a UK based non-governmental organisation, a charity registered in England & Wales and in Scotland.
They are committed to preventing unnecessary loss of sight through the condition, which is one of the most common eye disorders. They arrange meetings in the UK through the year and provide a regular newsletter to their members as well as overseeing a network of support groups and fund research.
VocalEyes provides some useful links to sources of information on and about visual impairment.
Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) were created following the Health and Social Care Act in 2012, and replaced Primary Care Trusts on 1 April 2013. CCGs are clinically-led statutory NHS bodies responsible for the planning and commissioning of health care services for their local area. There are now 211 CCGs in England.
Below are links to the CCGs which commission ACES services. They all open in a new tab.
Below are some some of our leaflets which you may find useful. We hope they answer all of your questions. If you have any queries please contact the Booking Co-ordinators at ACES. The links all open in a new tab.