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2020 GSK IMPACT Awards: Vision Care for Homeless People

Homeless people are ten times more likely to have long-term eye health problems than the general population; yet two thirds of homeless people the charity helps would not be able to get a free eye test elsewhere. Poor vision prevents people from finding work and accessing services. Vision Care for Homeless People provides free eye tests and spectacles for homeless and vulnerable people.

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'Vision Care’s work is a testament to the power of volunteering to change people’s lives for the better. For a charity with no full-time staff, we were impressed by the significant impact it has on communities across the country. In the last year alone, it has provided free eye care to over 1,800 homeless people by mobilising volunteer opticians across six cities. It is committed to helping those in greatest need, for example by investing in services to better reach refugees and asylum seekers.'

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