What happens when a sight loss advisor service is up and running and the funding is coming to an end?

We’ll negotiate with the funders to continue funding or with local health and social care services to pick it up. We’ve had some success in doing so, for example in Bolton, Bradford and Whipps Cross Hospital in London and with statutory services in Northern Ireland picking up the service after we funded it for a period of time.

However, it still takes considerable work to ensure that all contracts are renewed and many of the positions that do exist are in jeopardy because the future funding situation is uncertain.  

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