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Finding your own way around: experiences of health and social care provision for people with a visual impairment in the United Kingdom

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Finding your own way around : experiences of health and social care provision for people with a visual impairment in the United Kingdom. / Hodge, Suzanne; Thetford, Clare; Knox, Paul; Robinson, Jude.

In: British Journal of Visual Impairment, Vol. 33, No. 3, 2015, p. 200-211.

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Hodge, Suzanne ; Thetford, Clare ; Knox, Paul ; Robinson, Jude. / Finding your own way around : experiences of health and social care provision for people with a visual impairment in the United Kingdom. In: British Journal of Visual Impairment. 2015 ; Vol. 33, No. 3. pp. 200-211.

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