Key Sight Loss Subjects

Housing needs, advice and brokerage

Tools and resources to support commissioners, providers and people with sight loss.


Design and lighting

Useful resources for architects, OTs and designers.

Enabling technology

Resources on how enabling technology, ICT and other products can support independence.

Health and wellbeing

Information on the wider determinants of health that impact people with sight loss.

Work, income and benefits

Information that makes the connection between work, income and benefits for people with a visual impairment.

Personal stories

A collection of personal stories and examples of everyday experiences of people living with sight loss.

Key resources

Lighting Guide to enable visually impaired people to improve lighting in their homes

A Lighting Guide developed by Thomas Pocklington Trust and designed to assist visually impaired people to improve lighting in their homes, increasing their independence, comfort and safety.

Housing Guide for People with Sight Loss

This online guide by sight loss charity Thomas Pocklington Trust provides information and advice for visually impaired people who are looking for a new home, seeking to live independently for the first time or experiencing problems in their current accommodation.

A Practical Guide to Improving Lighting in Existing Homes

Drawing upon research from Thomas Pocklington Trust & UCL, this guide is full of practical advice for improving lighting in the existing homes for people with sight loss.

Assistive and Inclusive Home Technology Guide for People with Sight Loss

This guide from TPT covers a wide range of tech products used for a variety of activities around the home, from online shopping and reading to health and fitness.

A Thomas Pocklington Trust Best Practice Guide for Housing Design

This publication provides good practice guidance on improving the homes of people with sight loss. It aims to support planned maintenance, replacements and refurbishment of the homes of people with sight loss and one-off adaptations in response to individual needs.

Transition: Empowering Visually Impaired Young People as they Move to Adulthood

Thomas Pocklington Trust have prepared these links as part of the third phase of the Longitudinal Transitions Study that follows the experiences of young people with vision impairment during the transition from school through to employment and adulthood.

Daylighting in Older People's Housing

This guide by Thomas Pocklington Trust and the University of Manchester, highlights the power of design for daylighting to improve the lives of people with sight loss. This resource will be extremely valuable to architects.

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