Blogs

Running to remember my mum – Santa Run 2019

Dal Bhutta recently signed up for the Beacon Santa Run on December 1st at West Park. Dal explains why this years run means so much to him and why he signed up. I work in the Beacon Charity Shop at our HQ on Wolverhampton Road East, so I see people Beacon support every...

I feel satisfied when coming to Beacon

Richard Garton is a service user at Beacon, who shares with us his journey and the impact Beacon has had on me. Richard is supported in the Health and Wellbeing department and spends his time at Beacon within the social room, crafts room and cookery classes. Richard...

NEHW Day 7 – Retinitis Pigmentosa

Retinitis Pigmentosa also known as RP is a group of eye conditions that are genetic and affect the peripheral vison and night vision. RP causes permanent vison loss which impacts the retina. How the condition develops in each person varies. The retina is responsible...

NEHW Blog – Sight Loss and I.T

With advancements in assistive technology, we are able minimise many of the barriers faced by blind and visually impaired people while using I.T. Assistive technology is a term used to describe adaptive software, computers and digital equipment that can be used by...

NEHW Day 6 – Dry Eye

Dry Eye is a common condition which is caused by your tears which are not able to provide adequate lubrication. Tears keep your eyes healthy and help you focus. Tears are made up of three films, including the mucin layer, watery layer and lipid layer. Half of contact...

NEHW Day 5 – Charles Bonnet Syndrome (CBS)

CBS causes people who have lost some sight to see things that aren’t actually there, also known as hallucinating. It is only caused through sight loss and isn’t a sign of mental health problems.There are two main types of hallucinations: simple repeated patterns or...

NEHW Day 4 – Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic Retinopathy is a complication of diabetes, which is caused by high blood sugar levels, damaging the back of the eye (Retina). It does take a few years for the condition to reach a stage where your vision is affected. Diabetic Retinopathy occurs in three...