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VCHP opens Exeter clinic
Vision Care for Homeless People has established a new clinic in a city ranked ninth for having the most rough sleepers in England. Optometry Today 12th May 2017

New eye clinic for homeless due to open in Exeter
A new eye clinic for homeless people is opening in Exeter next week and will be run by a team of volunteers. Devon Live 4th May 2017

Leeds optometrist raising funds for new homeless clinic
Yorkshire optometrist, Paul Appleson, is raising funds and awareness for a new Vision Care for Homeless People clinic in Leeds. . Primary Health Net May 2017

VCHP secures £37k grant
Homelessness charity Vision Care for Homeless People (VCHP) has been awarded a grant to expand its services in London. Optician on line 27th April 2017

Running for charity
Optometrist took on London Marathon to raise funds for Vision Care for Homeless People. Optometry Today 25th April 2017

Charity to expand its services following donation
A grant from the City Bridge Trust will enable Vision Care for Homeless People to expand its work in the capital. Optometry Today 21st April 2017

Eye care charity for homeless people given big cash boost
A charity providing free eye care and glasses for homeless people has been awarded a grant to expand its services in London. Charity Today 20th April 2017

Charity providing free eye care for homeless people gets cash boost to expand London services
A charity providing free eye care and glasses for homeless people has been awarded a grant to expand its services in London. The London Economic 20th April 2017

Marathon Optometrist – Practitioner to run the London Marathon for optical charity
Optometrist Surbhi Joshi will run 26.2 miles to raise funds for Vision Care for Homeless People (VCHP). Optometry Today 23rd March 2017

Optom running London Marathon for Homeless Charity.
London locum optometrist Surbhi Joshi, is striding out in the London Marathon for Vision Care for Homeless People and is keen to raise funds for the charity. Primary Health Net March 2017

Video promotes work of Vision Care for Homeless people
A new video has been produced by Bellyflop TV for Vision Care for Homeless People to promote the work of the charity. Primary Health Net March 2017

Vision Care for Homeless People has created a video to promote the work it does
A charity that provides free sight tests and spectacles to homeless people has released a video promoting its work. Optometry Today 6th March 2017

Bringing eye care to London’s homeless
Vision Express optometrist Ben Richardson has recently volunteered his expertise to a London homeless charity. Optician Online 3rd March 2017

Charity supports homeless over Christmas.
Vision Care for Homeless People performed more than 270 sight tests as part of its Crisis at Christmas activities. Optometry Today 10th January 2017

Brand names pull together for Christmas causes
Members of the London branch of iconic New York eyewear brand Moscot, have teamed up with Vision Care for Homeless People (VCHP), donating 50 of its frames and dispensing time over the festive period. Optician Online 22nd December 2016

Volunteers needed for Crisis at Christmas Service
Vision Care for Homeless People is looking for a volunteer to share the key role of Opticians Service Organiser for Crisis at Christmas 2016. The charity has one volunteer already, but feels that the role is best shared. Primary Health Net October 2016

Crisis at Christmas appeal
Homeless charity Crisis at Christmas has appealed for the loan of mobile optometry kits for its Vision Care for Homeless People initiative. Optician Online 21st October 2016

Eye care volunteers needed
Homelessness charity Crisis has asked for optometrists, dispensing opticians and optical assistants to volunteer treatment for homeless people at its centres this Christmas. Optician Online 11th October 2016

Charity seeks Christmas volunteers
Vision Care For Homeless People is seeking an opticians service organiser who can support its Crisis at Christmas service. Optometry Today 10th October 2016

Teachers urged to look at vision
Teachers who are thinking about the term ahead are encouraged to make use of an on-line lesson plan which focuses on vision care for homeless people. Primary Health Net August 2016

Actor backs charity work
Ben Miles highlights the “impressive” work of Vision Care for Homeless People. Optometry Today 25th July 2016

Actor Ben Miles, Patron, VCHP speaks out about the charity
“Vision Care for Homeless People is an organization that I am very, very proud to be associated with,” said Ben Miles. Primary Health Net July 2016

Chair of Vision Care for Homeless Is Clothed of the Livery
Elaine Styles, Chair of Vision Care for Homeless People and a practicing London optometrist, is proud to have been Clothed in the Livery of the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers. Primary Health Net June 2016

Charity chair joins Livery
Optometrist and chair of Vision Care for Homeless People (VCHP) has officially joined the Livery of the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers (WCSM). Optometry Today 28th June 2016

Optix supports Vision Care for Homeless People
Optix software and its growing group of users have made a significant donation to Vision Care for Homeless People. Trevor Rowley, Managing Director of Optix, presented a cheque for £6,444 to Elaine Styles, Chair of Vision Care for Homeless People, last week. Primary Health Net April 2016

Optix shows its software side with charity donation
Optix Software and its user base have made a significant donation to Vision Care for Homeless People.. Optician Online 28th April 2016

Optix supports charity
The practice management software company and its customers raised more than £6000 for Vision Care for Homeless People. Optometry Today 15th April 2016

CHARITY CALLS FOR VOLUNTEERS
Vision Care for Homeless People is seeking practitioner volunteers for its London, Brighton and Birmingham clinics. Optometry Today 21st March 2016

A Homeless Vision
Optometry Today learns about how VCHP came to be the charity it is today. Optometry Today 9th March 2016

Crisis hits record during Christmas period
A Crisis at Christmas team of 85 volunteering optometrists and dispensing opticians conducted a record breaking 363 full consultations with homeless Londoners over seven days in December 2015. Optician Online 22nd January 2016

Record sight test figures for Crisis at Christmas
Vision Care for Homeless People tested the sight of more people than ever before through the Crisis at Christmas initiative. Optometry Today 21st January 2016

Crisis at Christmas with VCHP, London
Volunteer ophthalmologists, optometrists, dispensing opticians and optical assistants are needed to run this year’s Crisis at Christmas optical service. Primary Health Net November 2015

CHRISTMAS VOLUNTEER APPEAL
A charity which provides free eye examinations and spectacles to homeless people is appealing for volunteers to help offer sight tests as part of its optical service at Crisis at Christmas. Optometry Today 30th November 2015

Vision Care for Homeless People manager leads charity charge
Vision Care for Homeless People’s general manager David Brown has managed to raise more than £1,000 for the charity he represents. Optician Online 20th November 2015

Medical Student highlights Visual Needs of Homeless from research
The clear link between poor ocular health and homelessness was highlighted last week at the House of Lords by Nick Sawers, a 4th year medical student at St Georges, Tooting. Primary Health Net October 2015

Research demonstrates link between homelessness and vision loss
A direct link has been found between homelessness and ocular health by a medical student in London. Nick Sawers, a fourth year medical student at St George’s, Tooting, said 80 per cent of homeless patients at a clinic he volunteered at needed glasses. Optician Online 14th October 2015

HOUSE OF LORDS Hosts VCHP
Supporters and volunteers gathered at The House of Lords this week to hear more about Vision Care for Homeless People. The group called on the NHS to ensure that the healthcare needs of homeless people are fully met. Optician Online- 7th October 2015

Vision Care for Homeless People hosts House of Lords event
Vision Care for Homeless People (VCHP) used a meeting for supporters and sponsors at the House of Lords last week to call on the NHS to ensure the healthcare needs of the homeless are better met. Optician Online – 7th October 2015

Vision Care for Homeless People: Making homeless life a little easier
Vision Care for Homeless People provides glasses free of charge to 1,400 homeless patients each year. Optician talks to general manager David Brown about this essential and rewarding service
Optician Online – 19th August 2015

Performance finance team walk across hot coals for charity
Vision Care for Homeless People to benefit from fire walk. A fundraising  target of £5,000 has been set by the Performance Finance team as it prepares to walk across hot coals in aid of charity.
Optician Online 17th August 2015

Vision Care for Homeless appeals for volunteers
The UK’s homeless are struggling to function with prescriptions of up to -20.00 dioptres. This is just one of the shocking findings of volunteer optometrists at Vision Care for Homeless People. Optometrists and dispensing opticians are urgently required by the charity to work at the London, Birmingham, Manchester and Brighton centres. Primary Health Net – May 2015

Specs cards support vision charity
Entertaining birthday cards – with four amusing optical themes – have been created by independent practice Specs of Kensington to support Vision Care for Homeless People’s fundraising activity. Primary Health Net – March 2015

Vision Care for Homeless People seeks Regional Ambassadors
Regional ambassadors who are keen to promote the charity message, and to raise funds, are needed by Vision Care for Homeless People. Primary Health Net – February 2015

CLO Jane Partridge supports Vision Care For Homeless People
Contact Lens Optician, Jane Partridge was pictured in Optician last week (20.02.15) calling for regional ambassadors for the Charity. Partridge is a volunteer for the charity but also a self employed CLO working in the Norfolk area. Optician Online – 24th February 2015

Charity seeks ambassadors
Vision Care for Homeless People is seeking a number of regional ambassadors who can promote the charity’s messages, and help raise funds, in their local community.  Optometry Today – 11th February 2015

Collection day for Crisis appeal
A collection day was held for visitors to the Crisis at Christmas clinics run by Vision Care for Homeless People volunteers. Optician Online – 19th January 2015

Vision Care for Homeless draws 70 volunteers for bumper service
Vision Care for Homeless People’s 70+ volunteers had a busy and rewarding week, as part of Crisis at Christmas, with eye examinations performed in no less than 36 clinics, within ten centres, across the capital. Primary Health Net – January 2015

ECPs happy to help homeless
More than 70 optical volunteers took part in a Christmas eye clinic for the homeless.Vision Care for Homeless People’s Crisis at Christmas week resulted in around 300 eye examinations at 36 clinics across the country. Optician Online – 15th January 2015

Sight of 300 homeless people tested by VCHP over Christmas
More than 70 practitioners volunteered their time over the festive period to test the sight of homeless people as part of the annual Crisis at Christmas initiative.  Optometry Today – 7th January 2015

Vision Care for Homeless People: Making homeless life a little easier
Volunteer OOs have been sought by Vision Care for Homeless People (VCHP) for its clinics in London and Brighton. Optician Online – 25th November 2014

Volunteer appeal
Vision Care for Homeless People (VCHP) is on a drive for optometrists to volunteer at its clinics in London and Brighton. Optometry Today – 21st November 2014

Knowle and Dorridge Lions raise £12k towards the vision care for homeless people
Knowle and Dorridge Lions have raised £12,000 to improve vision care for homeless people. Solihull News – 27th October 2014

Lions club supports Vision Care for Homeless in Midlands
Vision Care for Homeless People (VCHP) has won the support of a local Lions Club in the Midlands with generous funding to the tune of nearly £12,000. Primary Health Net October 2014

VCHP handed £12,000 Lions Club funding
Vision Care for Homeless People has won the support of a local Lions Club in the Midlands and secured funding of around £12,000. Optician Online 8th October 2014

Dame Mary Perkins made patron of Vision Care for Homeless People
Vision Care for Homeless People has appointed Dame Mary Perkins, founder of Specsavers,  as a patron and she has pledged to encourage more of the multiple’s staff to get involved with the charity’s work. Optician Online 7th July 2014

New partnership for Optometry Giving Sight and Vision Care for Homeless People
Optometry Giving Sight (OGS) and Vision Care for Homeless People (VCHP) have entered into three year partnership with the aim of ensuring that homeless and vulnerable people across the UK receive access to the eye care they need. Optician Online 24th June 2014

Aston undergraduates fundraise for VCHP
A team of optometry undergraduates from Aston University volunteered as marshals for the Knowle and Dorridge Lions Club five-mile fun run earlier this month.. Optometry Today 27th May 2014

Volunteers support Vision Care for Homeless People’s new clinic
Practitioners in the North West have pledged an ‘overwhelming level of support’ for volunteering at Vision Care for Homeless People’s new clinic within the Cornerstone Day centre in Manchester. Optician OnLine – 3rd May 2014

Laura Keywood awarded research prize
City University pre-reg optometrist Laura Keywood (pictured) has been awarded a coveted Naylor Prize for her research with the homeless. Optician Online 14th March 2014

Student prize awarded for homeless vision research
Laura Keywood, a City University pre-registration optometrist working at Moorfields Eye Hospital, has been awarded a coveted Naylor Prize for her research with the homeless. ABDO On Line 13th March 2014

Vision Care for Homeless People invites volunteers
Practitioners in Manchester have been invited to attend a volunteer open evening at the city’s new Vision Care for Homeless People centre on Monday April 7 between 18:30 and 19:30.
Optician Online – 6th March 2014

Manchester invitation to Vision Care for Homeless people opening
Vision Care for Homeless People is holding a volunteer open evening at the new Manchester centre on Monday 7 April and warmly welcomes the local and optical community to come and learn more about the charity. The event spans from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Primary Health Net March 2014

10 Year Anniversary for Homeless Charity at Optrafair!
Optrafair London is a great time to join with Vision Care for Homeless People in celebrating the tenth anniversary of the charity. Primary Health Net March 2014

Student prize awarded for homeless vision study
Laura Keywood, a City University pre-registration optometrist working at Moorfields Eye Hospital, has been awarded a coveted Naylor Prize for her research with the homeless. Primary Health Net March 2014

Optrafair London Exhibitor Spotlight: Vision Care for Homeless People
Vision Care for Homeless People will use April’s Optrafair London exhibition, taking place at the Olympia National (April 11-13, to reach potential volunteer practitioners and to publicise its new centre due to open in central Manchester. Optician Online – 14th February 2014

Charity screens record number of homeless people
Vision Care for Homeless People reached more patients than ever at its 10 London centres over the festive period. Optician Online – 15th January 2014

Charity tests over 250 homeless people in week-long clinics
More than 250 people had their sight tested by the charity Vision Care for Homeless People during a week-long series of clinics which it hosted over the festive period as part of Crisis. Optometry Today 8th January 2014

Crisis service reaches out to vulnerable in Capital
Vision Care for Homeless People reached more than 250 vulnerable people during seven days of eye clinics held in conjunction with Crisis during the festive period, from an all-time record of 10 London centres. Primary Health Net January 2014

Crisis at Christmas call
Ophthalmologist Jan Van Der Hoek has joined forces with optometrists and dispensing opticians to support Crisis at Christmas. Optometry Today 25th November 2013

Homeless charity wants Christmas recruits
Scarborough consultant ophthalmologist Jan Van Der Hoek has pledged his support to the Crisis at Christmas initiative run in association with Vision Care for Homeless People. Optician online 15th November 2013

OGS to fund new VCHP Manchester centre
Two key optical charities are marking their tenth anniversaries with a combined commitment to improve the vision of dispossessed people in The UK’s north-west. Optometry Giving Sight has made a £20,000 donation to fund a new Vision Care for Homeless People centre, for three years, in Manchester. Primary Health Net September 2013

College of Optometrists elects new Fellows
The College of Optometrists has elected seven new Life Fellows and two new Honorary Fellows. The awards recognise outstanding contributions to the field of optometry. Among the intake for 2013 are Elaine Styles, chair of Vision Care for Homeless People, and the AOP’s professional adviser, Geoff Roberson. Optometry Today 24th September 2013

Optical charity supports Manchester‘s homeless
Optical charity Optometry Giving Sight (OGS), is marking its tenth anniversary by donating £20,000 pounds to improve the vision of dispossessed people in Manchester. Optometry Today 16th September 2013

Charity marks milestone
Vision Care for Homeless People has celebrated a decade since its launch, testing the sight and providing free spectacles to homeless people since 2003. Optometry Today 10th September 2013

Elaine’s pedalling raises further funds in France
Elaine Styles, Chair of Vision Care for Homeless People, has raised another £1,488.00 from her pedalling power – this time in France. Primary Health Net September 2013

Vision Care for Homeless People appoints student ambassadors
Enthusiasm for helping the less fortunate is a message that the new generation of optometrists takes very seriously, believes Vision Care for Homeless People. Ambassadors for the UK charity have been appointed from all the professional schools. Primary Health Net August 2013

Pedal power
Optometrist and chair of Vision Care for Homeless People, Elaine Styles, has raised more than £1,400 by cycling 751km across France in eight days. Optometry Today 30th August 2013

Charity appoints first student ambassadors
Vision Care for Homeless People (VCHP) has appointed a team of student ambassadors to represent the charity in each of the nine UK-based universities which offer optometry as a degree. Optometry Today 17th August 2013

OO joins Vision Care for Homeless People
Kishan Devraj (centre) has joined charity Vision Care for Homeless People (VCHP) as its permanent optometrist and will work at its London and Brighton clinics. Optician Online 8th August 2013

Haag-Streit UK donates slit lamp to Birmingham Vision Care for Homeless People Centre
Haag-Streit UK (HS-UK), the leading manufacturer and distributor of gold-standard optometry and ophthalmic equipment, has boosted the clinical offering at Vision Care for Homeless People’s (VCHP) Birmingham centre with the donation of a new BM900 slit lamp, to replace older technology. Haag-Streit News 5th August 2013

Haag-Streit kits out homeless charity
Haag-Streit UK has donated a new BM900 slit lamp, Goldmann tonometer and Tonosafe prisms to replace older technology at the Vision Care for Homeless People’s Birmingham centre. Optician Online – 24th July 2013

Dibble donation
Dibble Optical has donated 2,000 pairs of ready readers to Vision Care for Homeless People. Optometry Today 28th January 2013

Charity tests record number of eyes over Christmas
More people than ever before had their eyes tested at Vision Care for Homeless People clinics established during the festive period as part of the Crisis at Christmas appeal. Optometry Today 9th January 2013

Vision Care for Homeless People opens Birmingham centre
Lord Mayor of Birmingham John Lines recently opened the city’s new Vision Care for Homeless People (VCHP) centre situated within homeless charity SIFA Fireside. Optician Online 7th December 2012

Homeless centre seeks volunteers
Brighton’s Vision Care for Homeless People (VCHP) Centre, which opened last week, is looking for volunteer optometrists and dispensing opticians. Optician Online – 25th October 2012

Brighton VCHP centre opens
A total of five people were dispensed spectacles during the opening week of Vision Care for Homeless People’s new clinic in Brighton. Optometry Today 23rd October 2012

Supermarket supports VCHP
Large supermarket chain Waitrose has chosen to support Vision Care for Homeless People through its in-store “Community Matters” collection boxes across London. Optometry Today 6th October 2012

Charity reaches out at annual event
The third Homeless Games was hosted in Liverpool earlier this month, providing Vision Care for Homeless People (VCHP) with a perfect opportunity to help those in need of vision correction. Optometry Today 22nd September 2012

Charity calls for Christmas support
In partnership with Crisis at Christmas, Vision Care for Homeless People is calling for volunteers to screen and dispense spectacles to London’s homeless during the Festive period. Optometry Today 22nd August 2012

Islington optometrist helping Olympic stars to stay focussed
Moorfields Eye Hospital optometrist Elaine Styles, 42, volunteered two years ago to provide medical services in the Olympic Village. Islington Gazette 5th August 2012

Elaine Styles takes on Olympic torch relay
It was a day to remember for optometrist Elaine Styles after participating in the torch relay and sharing a bus ride with Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley. Optician Online 3rd August 2012

Elaine’s nomination story
Elaine Styles is the Chair of a charity that encourages optometrists to volunteer their services to enable it to offer free sight care and free prescription glasses to the most excluded in the UK, the rough sleepers and the homeless. Official London 2012 website

Moorfields Olympic Double
Two Moorfields optometrists will carry the Olympic torch through London next week. Zahra Jessa and Elaine Styles were selected to be part of the UK’s 8,000 group of proud torchbearers and will carry the Olympic flame though the boroughs of Barnet in North London and Wandsworth in South London. Moorfields Eye Hospital 19th July 2012

Ride raises over £3k
A 920-mile cycle ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats has raised more than £3,000 for Vision Care for Homeless People. Optometry Today 4th June 2012

Charity confirms September opening for new centre
Vision Care for Homeless People has announced the establishment of its sixth centre, which will officially open in Brighton in September. Optometry Today 3rd June 2012

Charity chair takes on Land’s End to John O’Groats challenge
Optometrist and chair on Vision Care for Homeless People, Elaine Styles will cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise funds for the charity next month. Optometry Today 20th April 2012

Charity receives £8k boost
A UK charity which provides free sight tests and spectacles to homeless people has benefited from an £8,000 donation from the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers. Optometry Today 11th April 2012

Lords hears of growing call for homeless care
Last week the House of Lords hosted a reception for Vision Care for Homeless People with the purpose of highlighting the valuable support that the charity provides to the homeless in the UK. Optician Online 30th March 2012

Homeless charity extends eye care reach
Vision Care for Homeless People will open its fifth UK centre in Brighton this June, the charity which tests the sight and provides spectacles to homeless people announced last week. Optometry Today 26th March 2012

Optom torch bearers
Two optometrists have been chosen as ‘inspirational people’ who will carry the Olympic Flame as it travels across the UK. Optometry Today 23rd March 2012

Lords host homeless charity event
The House of Lords opened its revered doors to Vision Care for Homeless People this week, highlighting the valuable support that the UK homeless charity provides. ABDO Newsletter 23rd March 2012

Elaine has been selected to be a Torchbearer
Elaine Styles is the Chair of a charity that encourages optometrists to volunteer their services to enable it to offer free sight care and free prescription glasses to the most excluded in the UK, the rough sleepers and the homeless. Lloyds TSB website

Charity dispenses more than ever over Christmas period
Around 200 pairs of spectacles and 57 ready readers have been dispensed to homeless people across London who had their eyes tested by Vision Care for Homeless people over the Christmas period. Optometry Today 23rd January 2012

Specs Network – Newsletter Issue 1
Vision Care for Homeless People – Ever thought what it would be like to not have your specs or contact lenses for a day? It is like that every day for many people who live on our streets, here in the UK. Specs Network December 2011

Hammersmith MP opens vision centre for the homeless
A new Vision Care for Homeless People facility at Shepherd’s Bush Market Broadway Centre was opened recently by Andrew Slaughter, MP for Hammersmith. Optician Online 7th December 2011

Charity makes e-Christmas cards available
Environmentally friendly practitioners and optical suppliers can support Vision Care for Homeless People by purchasing e-Christmas cards from the charity, with Shamir becoming the first this year. Optometry Today 21st November 2011

Vision Care For Homeless People Charity – YouTube
Rajinder talks on Vision Care For Homeless People Charity and yoga. In collaboration with sikh channel. YouTube 28th October 2011

Homeless charity appeals for help over Christmas
Homeless charity Crisis is on a recruitment drive for volunteers to help run the optical practice within its London centre over the Christmas period. Working in partnership with Vision Care for Homeless People, the charity is calling for optometrists and dispensing opticians to donate just a few hours of their time. Optometry Today 22nd September 2011

Bondeye bulk delivery
Optical wholesaler Bondeye has donated a box of repair supplies to charity Vision Care for Homeless People. Optician Online 3rd August 2011

Bondeye kits out charity clinics
Optical supplier Bondeye is the latest company to pledge its support to Vision Care for Homeless People, donating temple tips, screw drivers, nose pads and pliers, as well as lens cleaning products. Optometry Today 26th July 2011

Ocuco enables collection of charitable donations at the till
Ocuco has partnered with the charity Vision Care for Homeless People (VCHP) in an effort to bring vision care to homeless people throughout the UK. To help VCHP attract the funding they require to expand their services nationwide, Ocuco has enabled their Acuitas and Focus Practice Management Systems to process charitable donations from patients at the till. Ocuco News 12th July 2011

Hoya to supply homeless vision charity
Hoya Lens UK has taken over the surfacing and laboratory work for Vision Care for Homeless People’s Birmingham Centre, a cost to the charity that will be covered for the next year. Optician Online 6th July 2011

Hoya pledges support for charity
Hoya Lens UK has pledged its support to a charity which provides eye care for homeless people, taking over the surfacing and lab work for the Birmingham centre of Vision Care for Homeless People. Optometry Today 22nd June 2011

New kit for homeless centre
Vision Care for Homeless People has received a boost by instrument company Topcon which has donated consulting room equipment for its new London centre in Shepherd’s Bush. Optometry Today 7th June 2011

Polaroid helps the homeless
Polaroid Eyewear has donated more than 1,000 pairs of ready readers to Vision Care for Homeless People that are already being used to help some of the capital’s homeless. Optician Online 10th March 2011

Donation will help homeless
Optometry Giving Sight (OGS) has made a £5,000 donation to a charity that provides eye care to homeless people in London. Optician Online 24th February 2011

OGS gives £5k to help the homeless
Optometry Giving Sight has given a £5,000 grant to Vision Care for Homeless People to cover the running costs of its Whitechapel centre for a year. Optometry Today 16th February 2011

Optisoft donates to Vision Care for Homeless People
Practice management software company Optisoft has made a £500 donation to Vision Care for Homeless People, a charity which provides homeless people with free sight tests and spectacles. Optometry Today 31st January 2011

Polaroid donates ready readers to charity
Polaroid Eyewear has donated 1,000 pairs of ready readers to Vision Care for Homeless People. The glasses will come in handy to the charity, which provides free sight tests and spectacles to homeless people, over the festive holiday. Optometry Today 25th December 2010

Kent lab helps the homeless
Independent laboratory Kentoptic has signed a three-year contract to provide the lab needs of Vision Care for Homeless People’s centres in London’s Victoria and at the Crisis Centre near Liverpool Street. Optician Online 1st July 2010

Homeless need volunteer care
Vision Care for Homeless People is appealing for more optometrists and dispensing opticians to volunteer to work at its London or Birmingham centres. Optician Online 22nd July 2009

The homeless and health – Health Service Journal
Meanwhile, the charity Vision Care for Homeless People offers a free eye screening and spectacle dispensing service at the centre. Volunteers include dispensing optician Sarah Baylaya and optometrist Sandhya Gosai, who both ordinarily work for Boots but are at the centre every Monday. Health Service Journal 9th February 2009

Homeless charity to set up in Birmingham
Vision Care for Homeless People plans to run a centre in Birmingham by this September, following on from its London clinics offering eye care and spectacles to the homeless. Optician Online 12th June 2008

Vision Care for Homeless seeks more support

Optical charity Vision Care for Homeless People is on a drive to roll out its much-needed services across the country. Optician Online 11th October 2007

Vision Care extends clinics for the homeless
Vision Care, the organisation dedicated to providing free sight tests and spectacles for homeless people, is extending an event organised from March 12-16 so that more people have the chance to have their eyes tested. Optician Online 9th March 2007

Vision Care is calling practitioners to help the homeless
Vision Care for Homeless People is calling on practitioners to help out at its London-based clinics until the end of the year. Optician Online 29th September 2006

Vision Care for Homeless People seeks volunteers

Eye care charity Vision Care for Homeless People is calling on London-based volunteers to assist with the running of its weekly walk-in clinics until the end of the year. Optician Online 26th September 2006

Crisis needs your help at Christmas
Are you willing to give up some of your time later this month to help a nationally known annual good cause? Crisis, the homelessness charity, is urgently appealing for optical professionals to volunteer their skills to help homeless people this Christmas. Optician Online 2nd December 2005

Vision for the homeless
Discussions to form a charity to provide eye care for homeless people started back in April 2003 between Harinder Singh Paul, Elaine Styles, Kalpesh Patel, Mohan Vaithianathar and myself. We went on to form the charity in September 2003, and are currently its directors. Optician Online 28th April 2005

IN THE MEDIA:

In the Frame – Optics gets physical
Yorkshire OO Paul Appleson is raising funds and awareness for a new Vision Care for Homeless People in Leeds. Optician May 2017

London locum optometrist Surbhi Joshi has raised £736 for VCHP
She successfully completed the London Marathon in under five hours. eyes May 2017

In the Frame – London Marathon & VCHP secures £37K grant
Homeless charity Vision Care for Homeless People (VCHP) has been awarded a grant to expand its services in London. Optician 28th April 2017

Homeless Charity Video
A new video has been produced by Bellyflop TV for Vision Care for Homeless People to promote the work of the charity. Dispensing Optics April 2017

Christmas help needed
National homelessness charity Crisis is calling on optometrists, dispensing opticians and optical assistants to provide treatment for homeless people at its temporary centres this Christmas. eyes November 2016

Teachers lesson plan
Teachers have been encouraged to use a lesson plan which focuses on vision care for homeless people. Optician 2nd September 2016 2016

Duty of providing care for the homeless
Opinion (Optician 01.07.16) rightly raises the issue of focussing the attention for eye care on at-risk groups. Optician Letters page 22nd July 2016

Helping the homeless
Trevor Rowley, managing director of Optix, is pictured presenting a cheque for £6,444 to Elaine Styles, Chair of Vision Care for Homeless People. Dispensing Optics June 2016

Optix support Vision Care for Homeless People
Trevor Rowley, managing director of Optix, is pictured presenting a cheque for £6,444 to Elaine Styles, Chair of Vision Care for Homeless People. Optical World June 2016

The Spectacle Makers’ Charity
The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers’ Charity finished its financial year in March, having donated just over £93,000 in support of research in the UK, … projects to help the homeless… The newsletter of The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers’ May 2016

Optix shows its software side with charity donation
Optix Software and its user base have made a significant donation to Vision Care for Homeless People. Optician 22nd April 2016

Optix supports Vision Care for Homeless People
Optix Software and its growing user base have made a significant donation to Vision Care for Homeless People. Primary Health Net April 2016

Homeless Help
General manager of Vision Care for Homeless People (VCHP), David Brown, shares the journey of a charity that tests sight and provides spectacles to 1400 homeless people annually. Optometry Today March 2016

Research demonstrates link between homelessness and vision loss
A direct link has been found between homelessness and ocular health by a medical student in London. Optician 14th October 2015

Lords hear how homeless can access better eyecare
FODO Policy Officer Arielle Nylander and FODO Senior Member Support and Operations Manager, Rebecca Sinclair, joined supporters and volunteers at The House of Lords last week to hear more about Vision Care for Homeless People (VCHP). FODO October Newsletter

Vision Care for Homeless People hosts House of Lords event
Vision Care for Homeless People (VCHP) used a meeting for supporters and sponsors at The House of Lords last week to call on the NHS to ensure the healthcare needs of the homeless are better met. Optician – 7th October 2015

Making homeless life a little easier
Vision Car for Homeless People provides glasses free of charge to 1,400 homeless patients each year. Optician talks to general manager David Brown about this essential and rewarding service. Optician – 14th August 2015

Vision care for the homeless
The UK’s homeless are struggling to function with prescriptions of up to -20.00 dioptres. This is just one of the findings of volunteer optometrists at Vision Care for Homeless People. Optical World- August 2015

Specs cards support Vision charity
Entertaining birthday cards – with four amusing optical themes – have been created by independent practice Specs of Kensington to support Vision Care for Homeless People’s fundraising activity. Association for Independent Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Summer 2015

Vision care for homeless people
Vision Care for Homeless People has appointed David Brown as the first general manager, signalling the intention to expand the charity. Optical World – June 2015

News in Brief
Optometrists and dispensing opticians have been urged to volunteer at Vision Care for Homeless People clinics. Optician – 29th May 2015

Cards to put ‘fun’ into fundraising
Fundraising birthday cards – with four amazing optical themes have been created by Specs of Kensington to support Vision Care for Homeless People (VCHP). Dispensing Optics – April 2015

Charity Ambassadors
Regional ambassadors who are keen to promote the charity message , and to raise funds, are needed by Vision Care for Homeless People. Eyes – March 2015

Happy to Help
More than 70 optical volunteers took part in a Christmas eye clinic for the homeless. Vision Care for Homeless People’s Crisis at Christmas week resulted in around 300 eye examinations at 36 clinics accross the country. Optician – 16th January 2015

£12k Lions boost a sight for sore eyes – Solihull News 27th October 2014
Knowle and Dorridge Lions have raised £12,000 to improve vision care for homeless people. The Lions’ support has helped to meet the running costs of the clinic for Vision Care for Homeless People. Solihull News – 27th October 2014

Crisis calls for support – Optician 17th October 2014
National homeless charity Crisis has called on OOs, DOs and optical assistants to provide treatment for homeless people at its temporary centres across London this Christmas. Optician – 17th October 2014

Crisis calls for support – Optometry Today 17th October 2014
Dear OT, Every Christmas, from December (23-30), Crisis at Christmas opens temporary centres set across London. Optometry Today – 17th October 2014

Students do their bit for the homeless – Dispensing Optics July 2014
Optometry students from Aston University turned out in force recently to support a good cause that was close to home. Dispensing Optics – July 2014

Changing people’s lives – Vision Now June 2014
The north west’s optical community is set to provide “an overwhelming level of support” to Vision Care for Homeless People’s (VCHP) appeal for volunteers to work at the new clinic within Cornerstone Day Centre in Manchester. Vision Now – June 2014

Pride of Marshals – Optician 6th June 2014
A team of optometry undergraduates from Aston University recently volunteered to act as marshals for Knowle Lions Club’s five mile fun run. Optician 6th June 2014

Volunteers offer support – Optician 6th June 2014
Practitioners in the North West have pledged an “Overwhelming level of support” for volunteering at Vision Care for Homeless People’s new clinic within the Cornerstone Day Centre in Manchester. Optician 2nd May 2014

Coveted award for homeless project – Dispensing Optics April 2014
Laura Keywood, a City University pre-registration optometrist working at Moorfields Eye Hospital, has been awarded a coveted Naylor Prize for her research with the homeless . Dispensing Optics April 2014

Life Fellowship for Elaine Styles, Co-founder and Chair of VCHP – Topcon Times April 2014
Vision Care for Homeless People (VCHP) is a charity which runs clinics of eye examinations and spectacle dispensing for homeless people. Topcon Times April 2014

Research Prize – Optician 14th March 2014
City University pre-reg optometrist Laura Keywood (pictured) has been awarded a coveted Naylor Prize for her research with the homeless. Optician 14th March 2014

News in Brief – Optician 7th March 2014
Practitioners in Manchester have been invited to attend a volunteer open evening at the city’s new Vision care for Homeless People centre on Monday April 7th. Optician 7th March 2014

New homeless eyecare service – Disensing Optics March 2014
A new Vision care for Homeless People (VCHP) clinic has opened in Manchester after contracts were signed with the Cornerstone Day Centre in the city. Dispensing Optics March 2014

Charity Reaches Out – Optician 14th February 2014
Vision Care for Homeless People will use April’s Optrafair London exhibition, taking place ath the Olympia National, to reach potential volunteer practitioners and to publcise its new centre due to open in central Manchester. Optician 14th February 2014

Vision Care for Homeless People – Vision Now February 2014
A new Vision Care for Homeless People (VCHP) clinic will open in Manchester next month. Vision Now February 2014

Referral Record – Optician 17th January 2014
Vision Care for Homeless People reached more than ever at its 10 London centres over the festive period. Optician 17th January 2014

Call for Crisis at Christmas – Dispensing Optics December 2013
The Crisis at Christmas team received a boost with news that consultant ophthalmologist Jan Van Der Hoek, from Scarborough, is joining in the efforts of optometrists and dispensing opticians in London. Dispensing Optics December 2013

Walkers will aid homeless – Optician 29th November 2013
Charity Vision Care for Homeless People will benefit from a “Walk off Christmas” event in the Midlands on December 29 with the Knowle & Dorridge Lions that is expected to attract hundreds of walkers. Optician 29th November 2013

Volunteers wanted – Optician 15th November 2013
Scarborough consultant ophthalmologist Jan Van Der Hoek has pledged his support to the the Crisis at Christmas initiatve run in association with Vision Care for Homeless People. Optician 15th November 2013

Christmas support sought by homeless charity – Dispensing Optics November 2013
Vision Care for Homeless People (VCHP), working in conjunction with Crisis at Christmas, is stepping up its service this December with a mission to provide more eye examinations. Dispensing Optics November 2013

Homeless charity hits 10-year milestone – Dispensing Optics October 2013
Vision Care for Homeless People has clocked up 10 years of proving eye care and glasses for the dispossessed, helping some 7,000 people. Dispensing Optics October 2013

OO will help meet growing demand – Dispensing Optics October 2013
Growing demand for the service provided by Vision Care for Homeless People has led to the appointment of a permanent optometrist – Kishan Devraj – who will work at the London and Brighton clinics. Dispensing Optics October 2013

News In Brief – Optician 18th October 2013
Volunteers have been sought for a Christmas eye care initiative run by Vision Care for Homeless People and Crisis at Christmas from December 23-29. Optician 18th October 2013

Optical Christmas volunteers wanted – Optometry Today 4th October 2013
Two of the UK’s leading homeless charities are joining forces this Christmas to protect the eye health of the growing number of dispossessed in the capital. Optomery Today 4th October 2013

Vision Care for Homeless People – Vision Now October 2013
Vision Care for Homeless People (VCHP) recently celebrated 10 years of providing eyecare and glasses for the disspossessed. Vision Now October 2013

Vision charity Optometry – Optician 20th September 2013
Vision charity Optometry Giving Sight has made a £20,000 donation to fund a new Vision Care for Homelss People centra in Manchester for the next three years. Optician 20th September 2013

Optical charity supports VCHP – Optometry Today 20th September 2013
Optical charity Optometry Giving Sight (OGS) is marking its tenth anniversary by donating £20,000 to improve the vision of dispossessed people in Manchester. Optometry Today 20th September 2013

Haag-Streit -Vision Now September 2013
Haag-Streit UK has boosted the clinic offering at Vision Care for Homeless People’s Birmingham centre by donating a new BM900 slit Lamp. Vision Now September 2013

Charity Milestone -Optician 13th September 2013
Vision Care for Homeless People recently marked its 10th Anniversary and estimated that 7,000 people in the UK have been helped during this time. Optician 13th September 2013

Charity appoints first student reps – Optometry Today 6th September 2013
Vision Care for Homeless People has appointed a team of student ambassadors to represent the charity in each of the nine UK based universities which offer opetometry as a degree. Optometry Today 6th September 2013

Giant Cycle – Optician 6th September 2013
Elaine Styles has completed a 751km cycle ride across France collecting around £1,500 for the Vision Care for Homeless People charity she chairs. Optician 6th September 2013

Vision Care for Homeless People – Vision Now July 2013
This month Elaine Styles, chair of Vision Care for Homeless People, will cycle the Trans Pyrenean Raid – an epic journey from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterrean over some of the famous Cols in the Tour de France. Vision Now July 2013

Kitted Out: – Optician 26th July 2013
Haag-Streit UK has donated a new BM900 slit lamp, Goldmann tonometer and Tonosafe prisms to replace older technology at the Vision Care for Homeless People’s Birmingham centre. Optician 27th July 2013

Glass Half Full – Big Issue June 2013
A charity that provides eye care for homeless people in London, Brighton and Birmingham is seeking premises and funding to expand into the North West. Big Issue June 2013

Le Tour de Elaine – Dispensing Optics June 2013
Elaine Styles, the dynamic Chair of Vision Care for Homeless People, has set the bar even higher for herself with the latest cycling challenge to raise much needed funds. Dispensing Optics June 2013

Waitrose Windfall – Optician 17th May 2013
A local supermarket has dug deep for eye charity Vision Care for Homeless People. Waitrose in Hall Green, Birmingham, sent branch manager Peter Falcini to present a cheque for £840 to Jill Lambert, who was representing Vision Care for Homeless People. Optician 17th May 2013

Cycling for the homeless – Optometry Today 3rd May 2013
Optometrist Elaine Styles will tackle the Trans Pyrean Raid to raise funds for Vision Care for Homeless People in July. Optometry Today 3rd May 2013

Fresh Challenge – Optician 26th April 2013
Elaine Styles has committed to her biggest physical challenge hey by taking part in the Trans Pyrean Raid cycling accross France. Optician 26th April 2013

Ready readers donated – Dispensing Optics March 2013
Ready readers from Dibble Optical have provided a boost to Vision Care for Homeless People. The 2,000 piece donation means that volunteer optometrists and dispensing opticians can provide instant support… Dispensing Optics March 2013

Christmas Spirit – Optician 11th January 2013
More than 300 pairs of glasses were given to the homeless during a Crisis at Christmas initiative at Vision care for Homeless People over the festive season. Optician 11th January 2013

Festive testing – Optometry Today 11th January 2013
More people than ever before had their eyes tested at Vision Care for Homeless People clinics established during the festive period as part of the Crisis at Christmas appeal. Optometry Today 11th January 2013

Charity opens clinic in Birmingham – Dispensing Optics January 2013
Volunteer, sponsors and homeless people greeted the Lord Mayor of Birmingham, John Lines, when he opened a new eyecare centre in Birmingham. Dispensing Optics January 2013

Christmas Care – Optician 7th December 2012
Lord Mayor of Birmingham John Lines recently opened the city’s new Vision Care for Homeless People (VCHP) centre situated within homeless charity SIFA Fireside. Optician 7th December 2012

Vision Care for Homeless People – Vision Now November 2012
Waitrose, part of the John Lewis Partnership, is supporting Vision Care for Homeless People (VCHP) in London where three clinics operate. Vision Now November 2012

Games reach homeless patients – Dispensing Optics November 2012
The Third Annual Homeless Games, held in Liverpool during September, brought a new opportunity for Vision Care for Homeless People (VCHP) to reach those who need help with vision. Dispensing Optics November 2012

Winner of AOP Awards 2012 Charity of the Year – Optometry Today 19th October 2012
OT spoke to managing director and founder of Vision Care for Homeless People, Harinder Paul, following the announcement of winning the Charity of the Year at the AOP Awards 2012. Optometry Today 19th October 2012

Charities prepare to spread their message – Dispensing Optics September 2012
A host of charities will be at Optrafair 2013 to spread awareness of their optically focussed work. Dispensing Optics September 2012

Vision to help the homeless – The Big Issue 27th August 2012
Elaine Styles, chair of Vision Care for Homeless People, says opticians can make a big difference to people living on the streets. The Big Issue 27th August 2012

Volunteers needed – Optician 28th August 2012
Vision Care for Homeless People has appealed for practitioners to volunteer for its eye care services in December. Optician 24th August 2012

Charity of the year – Optometry Today 17th August 2012
Vision Care for Homeless People is a charity set up in 2003. It provides eye care services to homeless and other vulnerable people in an accessible and friendly environment where they feel safe, welcome and comfortable. Optometry Today 17th August 2012

Absolutely Fabulous – Optician 3rd August 2012
It was a day to remember for optometrist Elaine Styles after participating in the torch relay and sharing a bus ride with Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley. Optician 3rd August 2012

Optom torchbearers in London – Optometry Today 27th July 2012
AOP Councillor Zahra Jessa and chair of Vision Care for Homeless People, Elaine Styles carried the Olympic torch through London earlier this week. Optometry Today 27th July 2012

Meet the Torchbearers – Telegraph 26th July 2012
Elaine McKnight, an optometrist, provides free eyecare for the homeless – a service that gives people the chance to see properly for the first time. Telegraph 26th July 2012

Vision Care for Homeless People – Vision Now July 2012
A mammoth 920 miles cycle ride, from Lands End to John O’Groats, with stop-offs at eight regional opticians, has raised more that £3,00 for Vision Care for Homeless People. Vision Now July 2012

Boost from optics’ Livery Company – Dispensing Optics July 2012
The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers has donated £8,000 to Vision Care for Homeless People. Dispensing Optics July 2012

Saddle sore Styles helps raise £3k – Dispensing Optics July 2012
A mammoth 920 mile cycle ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats, with stop offs at eight regional opticians has raised more than £3,000 Vision Care for Homeless People. Dispensing Optics July 2012

Ride raises over £3k – Eyes June 2012
Elaine Styles of Moorfields Eye Hospital and chairwoman of Vision care for Homeless People raised more than £3,000 with a 920 mile ride. Eyes June 2012

Volunteers wanted for homeless centre – Optometry Today 15th June 2012
Vision Care for Homeless People is establishing its sixth centre, which will officially open in Brighton in September. Optometry Today 15th June 2012

Ride raises over £3k – Optometry Today 15th June 012
A 920 mile cycle ride from Land’s End to john O’Groats has raised more than £3,000 for Vision Care for Homeless People. Optometry Today 15th June 2012

Sunny Spell – Optician 8th June 012
Charity cyclist Elaine Styles encountered a wide range of weather conditions as she completed a 920 mile cycle ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats. Optician 8th June 012

Vision Care for Homeless People – Optician 8th June 012
Vision Care for Homeless People has invited volunteers to find out more about the charity at an event in Brighton on June 25. Optician 8th June 012

UK homeless charity supported by Topcon – Topcon Times Summer 2012
At Vision Care for Homeless People, the UK charity which provides eye examinations and glasses for many of our cities dispossessed, we have been overwhelmed by the support from Topcon. Topcon Times Summer 2012

Vision Care for Homeless People – Vision Now May 2012
The House of Lords opened its doors to Vision Care for Homeless People recently, highlighting the support it provides. Vision Now May 2012

Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers – Vision Now May 2012
The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers (WCSM) has boosted the funds of Vision Care for Homeless People with an £8,000 donation. Vision Now May 2012

Charity challenge – Optometry Today May 2012
Optometrist and chair of Vision Care for Homeless People, Elaine Styles will cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise funds for the charity next month. Optometry Today May 2012

Lords hosts homeless Charity event – Dispensing Optics May 2012
The House of Lords opened its doors to Vision Care for Homeless People recently, highlighting the support it provides. Dispensing Optics May 2012

Tour De Force – Optician 27th April 2012
Optometrist Elaine Styles is hoping to raise £1,000 worth of sponsorship for Vision Care for Homeless People by cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats. Optician 27th April 2012

Donation Spectacle – Optician 20th April 2012
Vision Care for Homeless People has paid a visit to the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers to collect a £8,000 donation. Optician 20th April 2012

Vision Care charity receives £8k boost – Optometry Today 20th April 2012
A charity which provides free sight tests and spectacles to homelss people has received an £8,000 donation from the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers. Optometry Today 20th April 2012

Lords hear of growing call for homeless care – Optician 30th March 2012
Last week the House of Lords hosted a reception for Vision Care for Homeless People with the purpose of highlighting the valuable support the charity provides to the homelss in the UK. Optician 30th March 2012

Optom torch bearers – Optometry Today 23rd March 2012
Two optometrists have been chosen as ‘inspirational people’ who will carry the Olympic Flame as it travels across the UK. Optometry Today 23rd March 2012

Ben helps the homeless – Specsavers Staff magazine March 2012
Durham optometrist Ben Richardson volunteered to help a charity that offers eyecare to homeless people in London. Ben used a day of his holiday to test patients. Specsavers Staff Magazine March 2012

Helping hands in a crisis – Vision Now March 2012
Nearly 200 pairs of glasses have now been dispensed to those who attended the Vision Care for Homeless People clinic within Crisis last Christmas. In addition, 57 pairs of ready readers were dispensed during the special seasonal clinics in which a total of 261 patients were seen and had their eyes examined. Vision Now March 2012

Vision Care for Homeless People clinic at the Crisis at Christmas – Optician 27th January 2012
Over 250 pairs of glasses were dispensed over the festive period at a Vision Care for Homeless People clinic within the Crisis at Christmas initiative. Optician 27th January 2012

Polariod Eyewear donate reading glasses to VCHP – Optical World – December 2011
Polaroid Eyewear recently added another 200pairs of reading glasses to the original donation of more than 1,000 pairs that they made to the homeless charity, VCHP last Christmas. Optical World December 2011

ABDO examiner’s leap of faith – Optical World December 2011
Throwing yourself off London’s Tower Bridge – albeit with a bungee cord attached to you – is a leap of faith for anyone, but particularly impressive for someone who is terrified of heights. Optical World December 2011

New Clinic Opened by Andrew Slaughter, MP – Optician 2nd December 2011
A new Vision Care for Homeless People facility at Shepherd’s Bush market Broadway Centre was opened by Andrew Slaughter, MP for Hammersmith. Optician 2nd December 2011

Vision Care for Homeless People launched e-Christmas card campaign – Optician 25th November 2011
Vision Care for Homeless People has commenced a fund raising campaign selling e-Christmas cards within the profession. Optician 25th November 2011

Actor opens clinic – Optometry Today 11th November 2011
A charity established to help test sight and provide spectacles for homelss people officially openes its fourth clinic last week. Optometry Today 11th November 2011

Award Runners Up – Optometry Today 11th November 2011
Vision Care for Homeless People is a registered charity, which was set up to provide eye care services to homeless and other vulnerable people. Optometry Today 11th November 2011

Optician cover – Optician 11th November 2011
Can you fill this gap at Vision Care for Homeless People? Optician 11th November 2011

Looking behind the scenes – Dispensing Optics November 2011
Chief executuve of the General Optical Council (GOC), Samantha Peters, took time to have a closer look at the UK charity Vision Care for Homeless People (VCHP) recently. Dispensing Optics November 2011

Leap of faith for Lesley-Ann – Dispensing Optics November 2011
Throwing yourself off Tower Bridge – albeit with a bungee cord attached to you – is a leap of faith for anyone, but particularly impressive for someone who is terrified of heights. Dispensing Optics November 2011

Crisis looks for December volunteers – Eyes October 2011
Crisis, the 40 year old charity, is calling for volunteers to run the optical practice in its London centre as part of the Christmas lifeline for the capital’s dispossessed. Eyes October 2011

Wonder Woman taked a jump – Optician 14th October 2011
Bungee jumping off Tower Bridge when you have a fear of heights doesn’t sound like the most sensible of ideas, but for Lesley-Ann Murray, that’s exactly what she did whilst dressed as Wonder Woman. Optician 14th October 2011

Crisis/Vison Care for Homeless People – Vision Now October 2011
Crisis, the 40-year-old homeless charity, has put out the call for volunteers to run the optical practice which runs within its London centre as part of the Christmas lifeline for the capital’s dispossessed. Vision Now October 2011

General Optical Council – Vision Now October 2011
Chief executive of the General Optical Council (GOC), Samantha Peters, took time to have a closer look at the UK charity Vision Care for Homeless People (VCHP) recently. Vision Now October 2011

Homeless appeal – Optometry Today 30th September 2011
Homeless charity Crisis is on a recruitment drive for volunteers to help run the optical practice within its London centres over the Christmas period. Optometry Today 30th September 2011

Bondeye kits out charity practices – Dispensing Optics September 2011
Bondeye kits out charity practices – Temple tips and screw drivers, nose pads and pliers plus lens cleaning products have flooded into Vision Care for Homeless People centres thanks to the generosity of optical supplier Bondeye. Dispensing Optics September 2011

Vision Care for Homeless People shortlisted for AOP Awards – Optometry Today 2nd September 2011
Vision Care for Homeless People is a registered charity which was set up to provide eyecare services to homeless, and other vulnerable people. It began in 2003 and developed from the Crisis Christmas week-long initiative which last year gave eyecare to 242 homeless people over the festive period. Optometry Today 2nd September 2011

Bondeye donates repair supplies to Vision Care for Homeless People – Optician 5th August 2011
Bulk Delivery – Optical wholesaler Bondeye has donated a box of supplies to Vision Care for Homeless People. The delivery included temple tips, screw drivers, nose pads, pliers and lens cleaning products. Optician 5th August 2011

Topcon donates to Vision Care for Homeless People – Vision Now July 2011
Topcon has donated a Topcon fundus camera, slit lamp and volk lenses to Vision Care for Homeless People’s new London centre in Shepherds Bush. Vision Now July 2011

Giving The Gift of Sight – Vision Now July 2011
With Online registration for this year’s World Sight Day Challenge on 13 October, Donna Power, UK country manager of Optometry Giving Sight, explains how your support can go a long way. This year we are delighted to have made a £5,000 donation to UK charity Vision Care for Homeless People. Vision Now July 2011

Hoya Lens UK takes over glazing of Birmingham clinic – Optician 8th July 2011
Hoya Les UK has taken over the surfacing and laboratory work for Vision Care for Homeless’s Birmingham Centre, a cost to the charity that will be covered for the next year. Optician 8th July 2011

Lab helps celebrate 5,000th dispense – Dispensing Optics June 2011
Vision Care for Homeless People recently celebrated the 5,000th pair of spectacles to be dispensed with the help of independent lab Kentoptic. Dispensing Optics June 2011

New kit for homeless – Optometry Today 16th June 2011
Optical charity Vision Care for Homeless People has received a boost from Topcon. The instrument supplier has donated consulting room equipment for the good cause’s new London centre in Shepherd’s Bush. Optometry Today 16th June 2011

Boost for Charity – Optician 3rd June 2011
Topcon has donated consulting room equipment, including a Topcon fundus camera, slip lamp and Volk lenses for the charity’s new London centre in Shepherd’s Bush. Optician 3rd June 2011

Vision Care for Homeless People – Vision Now May 2011
Vision Care for Homeless People recently celebrate the 5,000th pair of specs to be dispensed , with the help of independent lab Kentoptic, which looks after much of the charity’s London work, recently produced a pair of -22.00d frames with lenses donated by Norville. Vision Now May 2011

Charitable Donation – Optician 29th April 2011
Independent lab Kentoptic helped Vision Care for Homeless People celebrate the 5,000th pair of specs to be dispensed by the charity. Kentoptic, which looks after much of the charity’s London work, recently produced a pair of -22.00d lenses donated by Norville. Optician 29th April 2011

Polaroid Eyewear – Vision Now April 2011
Polaroid Eyewear’s donation of more than 1,000 pairs of ready readers to Vision Care for Homeless People has already resulted in life changing experiences for some of the capital’s dispossessed, said the company. Vision Now April 2011

Polaroid ready readers for homeless charity – Optical World April 2011
Polaroid Eyewear’s donation of more than 1,000 pairs of ready readers to Vision Care for Homeless People has already resulted in life changing experiences for some of London’s dispossessed who are now able to engage more with society. Optical World April 2011

Charity looks closer to home – Dispensing Optics April 2011
Optometry Giving Sight has set its eye closer to home with a £5,000 donation to the charity which provides eye care and glasses to some of the UK’s neediest homeless people. Dispensing Optics April 2011

Polaroid donates readers – Eyes March 2011
Polaroid Eyewear’s donation of more than 1,000 pairs of ready readers to Vision Care for Homeless People. Eyes March 2011

Optometry Giving Sight donation will help homeless – Vision Now March 2011
Optometry Giving Sight has set its eye closer to home with a £5,000 donation to the charity which provides eye care and glasses to some of the UK’s neediest homeless people. Vision Now March 2011

Polaroid helps the homeless – Optician 11th March 2011
Polaroid Eyewear has donated more than 1,000 pairs of ready made readers to Vision Care for Homeless Peple that are already being used to help some of the capital’s homeless. Optician 11th March 2011

Optometry Giving Sight donation will help homeless – Optician February 2011
Optometry Giving Sight has set its eye closer to home with a £5,000 donation to the charity which provides eye care and glasses to some of the UK’s neediest homeless people. Optician 25th February 2011

Optisoft donates to Vision Care for Homeless People – Optometry Today 31st January 2011
Practice management software company Optisoft has made a £500 donation to Vision Care for Homeless People, a charity which provides homeless people with free sight tests and spectacles. Optometry Today 31st January 2011

Generous Donation – Nikon Optical Newsletter December 2010
Nikon recently donated to Vision Care for Homeless People. Elaine Styles, from the charity says, “This is a generous donation by Nikon. It comes at our busiest time of the year.” Nikon Optical Newsletter December 2010

New appointment – Optician December 2010
Will Pearce has been appointed coordinator for Vision Care for Homeless People, which is once again encouraging the profession to send environmentally friendly e-Christmas cards. Optician 3rd December 2010

Homeless need help – Optometry Today November 2010
Homeless need help – Optical charity Vision Crae for Homeless People is urgently seking optometrists and DOs to help in its London clinic in the run up to Christmas. Optometry Today 26th November 2010

Appeal for help for Crisis Christmas – Vision Express Newsletter November 2010
Vision Express Optician Shaneela Chana from Cambridge will be running the Opticians Service for Crisis Christmas and is appealing for the help of Optometrists, Dispensing Opticians and Optical Assistants. Vision Express Newsletter November 2010

Vision Care for Homeless urges rethink on Christmas cards – Primary Health Net November 2010
Christmas card spending by optical companies, practices and optical employees could be allocated to providing eye care for the UK’s homeless population, believes Vision Care for Homeless People, which is promoting its successful e-card. Primary Health Net November 2010

Essilor continues support for Vision Care for Homeless People – Primary Health Net November 2010
Essilor UK is supporting Crisis at Christmas with free glazing for the London centre’s festival period which always sees a record number of homeless people looking for support and care. Primary Health Net November 2010

Technology Boost Homeless centre – Dispensing Optics November 2010
The latest technology in retinal cameras has been presented to the London centre of Vision Care for Homeless People by Topcon. Dispensing Optics – November 2010

Christmas Cheer – Optician November 2010
Essilor UK is providing free glazing for the third consecutive year at homeless charity Crisis’ London centre over the festive period which always sees a record number of homeless people looking for support and care. Optician 12th November 2010

Crisis Christmas optical appeal – Optometry Today November 2010
Vision Care for Homeless people is on a drive to recruit volunteers for the annual Crisis Open Christmas event. Optometry Today 1st November 2010

Topcon presents retinal camera to homeless vision charity – Primary Health Net October 2010
The latest technology in retinal cameras has been presents to the London centre of Vision Care for Homeless People by Topcon, bringing a new level of screening to this needy group. Primary Health Net October 2010

Many thanks, and nice one Topcon – Optometry Today October 2010
May we take the opportunity of your letters page to publicly thank Topcon for providing the latest technology in retinal cameras for the London Vision Care for Homeless People within the Crisis Centre. Optometry Today 15th October 2010

Crisis Christmas appeal – Optometry Today September 2010
Vision Care for Homeless people is on a drive to recruit volunteers for the annual Crisis Open Christmas event. Optometry Today 23rd September 2010

Big Society message stressed by Visioncare charity’s patron – Primary Health Net September 2010
Patron of Vision Care for Homeless People, Lord Geoffrey Filkin, has called on optics to embrace the “Big Society” and support the charity’s “phenomenally efficient” work in just a small way. Primary Health Net September 2010

Big Society Champion – Optician September 2010
Vision Care for Homeless People patron Lord Geoffrey Filkin has called on optics to embrace the “Big Society” and support the charity’s work. Optician 17th September 2010

OT TV Interviews Shelly Bansal about helping the homeless – 16th August 2010
Listen to an interview with Shelly Bansal, BCLA President about his time spent helping out at Vision Care for Homeless People. YouTube

Homeless Charity support stepped up – Dispensing Optics August 2010
Independent lab Kentoptic is stepping up its support of Vision Care for Homeless People with a new three year contract to support lenses and glazing for the charity’s London centres. Dispensing Optics August 2010

Kentoptic to provide free lenses and glazing to charity – Primary Health Net July2010
Kentoptic , the independent lab which specializes in glazing and bespoke surfacing, has signed a three year contract to provide the lab needs of Vision Care for Homeless People’s London centres. Primary Health Net July 2010

Kent Lab helps the homeless – Optician July 2010
Independent lab Kentoptic has signed a three year deal to provide the lab needs of Vision Care for Homeless People’s centres in London’s Victoria and at the Crisis Centre near Liverpool Street. Optician 9th July 2010

Performance Finance donates £500 to VCHP – Vision Now April 2010
Performance Finance has donated £500 to Vision Care for Homeless People to be used to help keep the clinics in London and Birmingham running. Vision Now April 2010

Performance Finance donates £500 to VCHP – Optician March 2010
Optical charity Vision Care for Homeless People has received a donation of £500 from Performance Finance. Optician 12th March 2010

Birmingham Optical supports appeal – Eyes January 2010
Birmingham Optical Group has re-affirmed its support of Vision Care for Homeless People in 2010, for the third year running. Eyes January 2010

Volunteer for Vision – Optician January 2010
Vision Care for Homeless People (VCHP) is inviting optometritss, dispensing optician, optical support staff and optometry students to come to its Birmingham clinic on March 15th to find out about volunteering. Optician 29th January 2010

Facebook – December 2009 Vision Care for Homeless People joins Facebook – keep up to date with news and events. Facebook

OT TV Interviews volunteers and patients – September 2009
Listen to an interview with the Chief Executive and one of the founders of the charity Vision Care for Homeless People, Harinder Paul. He talks about his inspiration behind setting up the charity in 2003, and the impact it has made on the lives of thousands of homeless and other vulnerable people. Volunteers John Waller and William Johnston describe the reasons they volunteer and their experiences of the people they meet and help. You also hear the other side from a homeless person who has received the fantastic services of a free eye examination and spectacles to enable him to improve his life. Ot TV video

Primary Health Net reports Shocking findings – May 2009
London’s homeless people are struggling to function with prescriptions of up to -16.00 dioptres. This is just one of the shocking findings of volunteer optometrists at Vision Care for Homeless People, operating from London’s Crisis Centre. Primary Health Net

Optician looks out for charity – February 2009
Two kind hearted opticians have their sights set on making a real difference to the lives of others by supporting a charity’s efforts to improve the eyesight of homeless people. Observer 0209 – pdf

Young opticians giving up time for eye charity – February 2009
The current economic climate means that many university graduates are struggling to find work and pay off student loans but a Birmingham pair are forfeiting a fifth of their salaries from their new jobs to devote time to charity work. 0209 – pdf

Free Eye Care for Homeless People – January 2009
Newly qualified opticians are helping homeless people in Birmingham. Every Monday, Sonia Aggarwal and Jaimin Chauhan offer free eye care for homeless people at the Salvation Army’s William Booth Centre. 0109 – pdf

Vision Care names date for third clinic – Optometry today October 2008
Vision Care for Homeless People will open a clinic in Birmingham next month, offering free eye care and spectacles to homeless people in need of health checks. ot311008 – pdf

Homeless charity to set up in Birmingham – Optician June 2008
Vision care for Homeless People plans to run a centre in Birmingham by this September following on from its London clinics offering eye care and speon ctacles to the homeless. OPTICIAN130608 – pdf

Keeler Donates Pulsair – June 2008
Leading Ophthalmic manufacturer Keeler has provided a much needed Pulsair intelliPuff® tonometer to non-profit charity Vision Care for Homeless People at its clinic in Victoria, London.
Keeler donates pulsair

Homeless clinics extend to Brum – Optometry today June 2008
Optical good cause Vision Care for Homeless People will open a clinic in Birmingham this September. The opening will be the charity’s first expansion outside of London’s Aldgate and Victoria areas for several years. ot130608 – pdf

Vision Care expands – Optometry Today August 2007
Last week OT met with the founder of Vision Care, Harinder Paul, to speak about his plans to expand its clinics across London and taking the charity nationwide. Vision Care expands 170807 – pdf

Volunteers needed for new Vision Care clinic – Optometry Today April 2007
Newly registered charity Vision Care is opening a second clinic in Victoria, London, this month. Volunteers needed 060407 – pdf

Vision Care appeal for support to expand – Optometry Today January 2007
Charity Vision care for Homeless People made a fresh appeal for support to make its service nationally available.

Charity Vision of caring optician – Ilford Recorder January 2006
A man who set up a charity to provide free eye tests and spectacles for the homeless is appealing for more opticians to volunteer for the London-wide project. Recorder120106 – pdf

Looking Good – Big Issue December 2005
Street Lights – The voice of the streets – Big Issue reporter Pam commenting on the value of the services of Vision Care for Homeless People.
Big Issue December 2005