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Feeling Alone

A visually impaired man has said he had "never felt so alone" as he waited for support after his sight deteriorated.

 

Terry Quinn, from Baildon in West Yorkshire, said he was left in despair as he struggled to access help from his local council to cope with his new disability.

 

Sight loss charity the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has warned thousands of people are being denied support due to a lack of resources in the social care system.

Bradford Council said it had recently increased the number of vision rehab specialists in its service to ensure a "quicker response".

 

Mr Quinn, 59, was registered as severely sight impaired in 2019 after suffering from diabetic retinopathy. He said that his hospital filled out a certificate of vision impairment form when his sight failed and told him the local authority would be in touch but he never heard from them.

 

"I have never felt so alone in my entire life," Mr Quinn

 

Source: BBC

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