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Liz McInnes has put her support behind Clearly – a campaign to bring clear vision to the 2.5 billion people worldwide denied it as quickly as possible.

At an event held in parliament this week, Clearly demonstrated the simplicity of the solution to uncorrected poor vision by inviting MPs and peers to take a simple vision check using a smart phone app, powered by Peek Vision.

The Clearly campaign has had support from celebrities such as Annie Lennox, Lenny Henry, James Corden, Brenda Blethyn and Niall Horan from One Direction. They have called on Commonwealth leaders to put poor vision on the agenda of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London in April.

Liz McInnes MP said: “Shockingly, a third of the world’s population, 2.5 billion people, suffer from poor vision, which is the world’s largest unmet disability. Nine out of 10 of these people just need a simple pair of glasses – a solution that has been around for centuries and can be produced for as little as £1.

The ability to get a simple sight test and buy glasses is often taken for granted in the UK but it is something that so many around the world are unable to do.

I’m joining the Clearly campaign and calling on the Government and Commonwealth countries to put ‘vision for everyone’ on the agenda of their Heads of Government Meeting in London in April."

James Chen, founder of Clearly said: “I am delighted that Liz McInnes MP has joined our campaign to help the whole world see clearly. This is an issue that has largely been forgotten but the solution has been on the end of our noses for centuries. Getting this issue on the Commonwealth agenda is a critical step to ensuring that those without clear vision are able to participate fully in life and fulfil their true potential.”

 

For more information about Clearly and their work, visit www.clearly.world

Liz highlights world's largest unmet disability

Liz McInnes has put her support behind Clearly – a campaign to bring clear vision to the 2.5 billion people worldwide denied it as quickly as possible.

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The collapse of Carillion marks a watershed moment in British politics. Now is the time to end the rip-off privatisation policies and outsourcing that cost the public billions of pounds and which allow private companies to cream off the profits and then leave chaos in their wake.

The government must act quickly to bring these public sector contracts back in-house to protect public services and ensure employees, supply chain companies, taxpayers and pension fund members are protected.

The MEN has highlighted 10 schemes in Greater Manchester which could be affected by the collapse of Carillion (see http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/…/carillion-work-in-…). The company also had contracts with several schools in Rochdale borough to manage their facilities.

Given that £2billion worth of government contracts were awarded in the time since Carillion started issuing profit warnings, a serious investigation needs to be launched into the government’s handling of this matter.

It is vital that shareholders and creditors are not allowed to walk away with the rewards from profitable contracts while the taxpayer bails out loss-making parts of the business.

We need to start putting the needs of the many before the profits of the few.

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Time to put the needs of the many before the profits of the few

The collapse of Carillion marks a watershed moment in British politics. Now is the time to end the rip-off privatisation policies and outsourcing that cost the public billions of pounds...

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I was shocked to read that Pennine Acute have made so much money from charging patients, carers and staff to park at their hospitals in the last year. 

I appreciate that there are some concessions in place for blue badge holders and patients attending for certain treatments, but the system is confusing and regardless of whatever concessions are in place the fact is that people in need of treatment, people visiting a loved one, and the staff responsible for providing care, are having £3million taken out of their pockets for the privilege.

Parking fees have been scrapped in Scotland and Wales and what’s good enough for them should be good enough for us in England.

The Labour Party have pledged to scrap all car parking fees when we form the next government and that can’t come soon enough for NHS patients and staff.

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To find out about parking charges and available concessions at all Pennine Acute NHS sites click here

Scrap NHS parking charges now

I was shocked to read that Pennine Acute have made so much money from charging patients, carers and staff to park at their hospitals in the last year. 

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