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This research, funded by the Thomas Pocklington Trust evaluated the impact of lighting improvements made to the homes of people with sight loss living in London and the North West of England during 2013-15.

The people who were selected to take part in the scheme were all living in their own home with some degree of sight loss. The aim of this evaluation was to analyse the impact of the interventions generally on quality of life and specifically on reduction of falls amongst recipients

Face to face interviews with a total of 29 people who had been selected for the lighting installations comprising all six of those in London (recruited via Friends of the Elderly) and 23 of the 28 participants in the North West of England (recruited via Blind Veterans UK), carried out between December 2012 and June 2013.

Follow up interviews with these same people approximately six months after the lighting installations had been completed.

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20th May 2015