Reassurances over support for young people with vision impairment in Northumberland – Northumberland Gazette

County Hall, Morpeth Picture by Jane Coltman

Last week, the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) warned that one in three young people with vision impairment are being failed by underfunded local authorities across the North East, according to its latest research.

The report, Left out of Learning, reveals that two-thirds (67 per cent) of councils in the region have cut or frozen funding for specialist education services over the last two years. Just one North East council has kept its funding in line with inflation.

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