Vision Care for Homeless People, was chosen from more than 400 UK charities as one of ten winners of a £30,000 GSK IMPACT Award and is featured in a new film about its work.
Recognising the outstanding work to improve health and wellbeing, the award was made after careful scrutiny of VCHP by GSK and the Kings You can view the video here https://youtu.be/Z7NVJytP4jY
The funds will be a major boost to secure the future of the eight regional clinics, as VCHP Chair, Elaine Styles, explained “Highlighting the dedication of more than 109 volunteers who work so hard to break down barriers to accessible eyecare, this could not be more timely as so many of our fundraising events have been cancelled in recent months. Our research shows that homeless people are ten times more likely to have longstanding eye health problems than the general population. We normally see around 1,800 patients a year and dispense a similar number of specs. Last year was clearly not normal but we hope to be back on track very soon in 2021.”
Anyone interested in supporting VCHP should visit www.visioncarecharity.org