Making a will is not just about your assets

Becky Green, volunteer coordinator at Beacon, recently signed up to get her will in place during Make a Will Week at Beacon. Becky shares her thoughts on why she chose to make her will and what it means to her. “After recently getting married I felt I had more...
Charity Santa returns to Beacon

Charity Santa returns to Beacon

Beacon is inviting runners to suit up as Santa on Sunday 1 December at West Park, Wolverhampton, for the 2019 Beacon Santa Run, sponsored by Paycare, to help raise money for the blind. Runners will be given a free Santa outfit, which they can keep after the challenge...

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...