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Evaluation of the Low Vision Services Implementation Project

Low Vision Services Implementation Project, Royal National Institute of the Blind

Researchers

Professor Gillian Hundt, Institute of Health, Warwick University

Mr Andy Gibson, Institute of Health, Warwick University


Brief Description

The evaluation will focus on the role and activities of Low Vision Services Committees (LVSCs) and the impact of the LVSCs on service provision, co-ordination, accessibility and quality. The Low Vision Implementation Project is a national project that has been operating in England since 2001. The evaluation will provide an assessment of the: activities of LVSCs in terms of the improvement of current services (which may include the development of new services), role of service users, development of joint working and accessibility to diverse needs. In addition it will identify factors facilitating the successful functioning of LVSCs and the barriers and constraints that they have encountered. The evaluation will involve multi methods and will focus on not only the project outcomes but the process of developing LVSCs within a changing climate of health and social care provision. The evaluation will follow a developmental approach, working with LVSCs and their stakeholders, to identify service improvements. This will be done through participative and reflective dialogue between stakeholders and researchers.

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