Hereford & Worcester

Hereford college for the blind awarded £3m government contract

A college for the blind has won a £3m government contract to help visually-impaired adults find jobs.

The Royal National College for the Blind (RNC), in Hereford, said it means it can offer residential and vocational training and refresher sessions.

Winning the two-year contract in a competitive tender process was a "huge relief", principal Sheila Tallon said.

The college's current contract, which had run for the past decade, was due to come to an end.

"We have an unmatched track record in supporting people with a visual impairment not simply in to a job, but in to the right job," she said.

"We have delivered contracts of this nature for over 30 years and consistently out perform other programmes for people who are blind or partially sighted."

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