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The voluntary organisations feeling the pinch - 07/02/12

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York Blind and Partially-Sighted Society is facing cuts of almost £40K from its local PCT. Diane Roworth, CEO of York BPSS explains why they will no longer be able to maintain their Eye Clinic Liaison Officer who works to help people bridge the gap between social and medical services, giving valuable advice to people who have just lost or about to lose some or all of their sight. Lee Kumutat reports on the national situation - her findings suggest funding given to local voluntary societies by PCTs is patchy.
And Tony Shearman reports on the thriving sport of blind cricket. He visits Lord's cricket ground, and meets members of the Metro Sports Club currently running trials to enlist new players.

Presented by Peter White
Produced by Cheryl Gabriel.

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20 minutes

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Tue 7 Feb 2012 20:40
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