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Wishart highlights cost-of-living support for blind and partially sighted constituents

Published date : 01 September, 2022


News Release from Pete Wishart MP

Attn: News Desk                                                     For immediate release: 01 September 2022


Wishart highlights cost-of-living support for blind and partially sighted constituents



Pete Wishart, MP for Perth and North Perthshire, is urging blind and partially sighted constituents to make sure they are aware of the help and support available to them to identify the financial help, tax allowances and concessions they could be entitled to and give them the information and support they need to apply.  


Leading sight-loss charity the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) wants to ensure that as many blind or partially sighted people become increasingly concerned about how they will make ends meet that they have the necessary support to help them. 


Commenting, Mr Wishart said: 


“Even before prices began to rise, one in five blind and partially sighted people said they had some, or great, difficulty in making ends meet.  While times are challenging at the moment, there is a range of support and advice services available to help blind and partially sighted people from RNIB. 


“I would urge anyone who thinks they might benefit, or who knows or helps care for a blind or partially sighted person to visit or get in touch directly with the RNIB’s Sight Loss Advisers on the helpline number below.” 


The RNIB Sight Loss Advice Service provides information or support on the following:   

  • Money, benefits and finances.  
  • Equality, rights and employment.  
  • Eye health.  
  • Sight loss and wellbeing.  
  • Families and carers.  
  • Technology and useful products.  
  • Children, young people and education.  
  • Reading, home and leisure.   

    People affected by sight loss can speak to a RNIB Sight Loss Adviser about these services by calling the Helpline on 0303 123 9999, 8.00am-8.00pm on weekdays and 9.00am-1.00pm on Saturdays.  Alternatively, they can email [email protected].   





  • For more information, please contact me on 07415 192 880

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