Support for the visually impaired

Local council support to enable visually impared people to live independently is continuing to fall dramatically. Latest figures from the Royal National Institute for the Blind in the North West show users have dropped by 11 percent.

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Charity worried the blind are losing council support

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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