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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