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 1%.
That's 40% fewer residents getting help over the past 8 years
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A chilly, sunny start to Monday across the NW. Showers push in from the west though and become more widespread and wintry later
Changeable and chilly into the new week with sun and showers - and a very breezy Monday afternoon