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Call for participants in second phase of York University research

31 Mar 2016 18:36 | Simon Labbett (Administrator)

New Research: Improving Rehabilitation for people with Impaired Sight:-The IRIS Project

Community-based vision rehabilitation services have the potential to have a positive impact on people’s daily life and emotional well-being. However, there is little research that is able to tell us how much these services are able to improve outcomes for people with sight loss and at what cost.

 The Social Policy Research Unit at the University of York are carrying out a study of Vision Rehabilitation Services (IRIS project), funded by the National Institute of Health Research- School for Social Care Research. The research aims to examine the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of vision rehabilitation services funded by Local Authorities in England. We have Ethical and ADASS approval to conduct the research and we are now we are now currently recruiting organizations to take part in this research. 

 If you provide a vision rehabilitation service (in-house or contracted out) and are interested to take part in this research or want more information relating to this research we would like to hear from you, please contact Parvaneh or Ann at the University of York. Email: ; telephone 01904 32 1950,

Email, telephone 01904 32 1970

You can also see our one page summary     York Uni SPRU Overview of the project IRIS.FINAL.docx and visit our webpage at

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