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'Blind Will Receive No Care Or Support From Their Local Council In The Future' (VIDEO)

11/09/2013 13:52 BST

Blind people are being left to fend for themselves - and in less than 10 years could have no support from local councils, a shocking new report has revealed.

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Many local authorities are restricting rehabilitation help for the blind

Since 2005 there has been a 43 per cent decline in the number of blind and partially sighted people in England getting even the most basic types of council support - down from 55,875 people to 31,740, nearly 25,000 fewer people.