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News
Emily McCunn

SSW skydive success!

You may be aware that an intrepid group of SSW staff headed off for a sponsored skydive recently. Below are some of the photos taken before, during and after the

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News
Emily McCunn

SSW EGM April 2022 outcome

The SSW Board set up an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on 5th April to propose a change to the Constitution aimed at enabling SSW to respond to requests for help

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News
Emily McCunn

Visual stress: what is it?

Have you ever heard of a condition called visual stress? It might sound like it’s to do with tired eyes from too much screen time, but actually it’s not related

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Health
Emily McCunn

Eye health: dry eyes

Dry eyes is a fairly common condition and it occurs when there’s a problem with the tear production process or with the quality or quantity of tears produced. Women are

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technology
Emily McCunn

Living the smart life

by Chris Green, Tech Advisor There are so many different types of technology out there, it can be hard to keep up. In this series of blog posts, I’m going

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a photo of various types of sunglasses which can be bought at SSW
News
Emily McCunn

Buy super sunglasses at SSW

If you’re after some new sunglasses this Spring (or, indeed, any time of the year!) check out the ranges we have available here at SSW. There are three brands available:

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Advice
Emily McCunn

Tips for eye health at work

by Alison Bates, Tech Adviser March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month. Although there are a huge range of settings for work, we are generally becoming more reliant on digital technology.

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photo shows a SSW member with a coach from South Downs Gun Club using a rifle on the range
Activity
Emily McCunn

Fun at the Gun Club

SSW members were treated to a day out at the South Downs Gun Club. This was a new activity for us and proved to be very popular! Members were expertly

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Advice
Emily McCunn

Blind Person’s Allowance

Blind Person’s Allowance is added to your yearly personal allowance. The allowance is £2520 for 2021/2022. You can claim if you are registered as blind or severely sight impaired with

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Service
Emily McCunn

Odd job Wednesdays

The wonderful Jacqui is now available on a Wednesday if you need any help with little odd jobs. Jacqui will be available to help with things like changing light bulbs

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Photo shows an Amazon Echo smart speaker
technology
Emily McCunn

RNIB Alexa giveaway

  How do you like the idea of getting instant access to thousands of RNIB audio books, free of charge, just by using your voice? Well, that’s exactly what RNIB

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