Wales

The Wales Vision Strategy brings together organisations with an interest in eye health and sight loss to agree a set of shared aims and identify how these can be achieved.

There are an estimated 107,000 people living with sight loss in Wales and over the next 25 years the number of people with sight loss is expected to double. The Wales Vision Strategy group exists to deliver positive change for blind and partially sighted people in Wales, including those at risk of sight loss, by 2020. The group is a collaboration between charities, public sector organisations, businesses and blind and partially sighted people.

The Wales Vision Strategy’s priorities are:

• To improve the nation’s eye health and end avoidable sight loss.

• To improve support across social care services.

• To improve awareness of sight loss and create an inclusive society for all blind and partially sighted people.

Members of the Wales Vision Strategy include:

Access Design Solutions

Cardiff Institute for the Blind

Care and Repair Cymru

DeafBlind Cymru

Guide Dogs Cymru

Macular Society

Optometry Wales

RNIB Cymru

Royal College of Nursing in Wales

Sight Cymru

Swansea University

Vision UK

Wales Council of the Blind

Welsh Government

Welsh Rehabilitation Officers’ Forum

For more information contact RNIB Cymru (secretariat for the Wales Vision Strategy): cymru@rnib.org.uk.