A disability charity claims blind people could end up being trapped in their own homes by the government's new welfare assessment.
The Royal National Institute for the Blind say support from local councils for the visually impaired has fallen by more than a third in this region in the past eight years.
Their findings are backed up by Rebecca Legofski from Oldham - who says the help she gets has just been cut by a third.
Our correspondent, Matt O'Donoghue, has been to meet her:
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Settling down over the next few days. Cool start to the weekend but many places dry.
The face of a Liverpool man who died in the Hillsborough disaster was covered with a bin bag, according to his family's lawyer.
Mainly dry with variable cloud and a lighter breeze. Feeling a little warmer in any sunny breaks. Higher risk of showers towards evening