Wales Vision Strategy Advisory Committee Monday 16 September 2019 Minutes and actions

22 January 2020
Source: Wales Vision Strategy

Wales Vision Strategy Advisory Committee Monday 16 September 2019 Minutes and actions attached  

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WVS Minutes 16
WVS Minutes 16

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Update On Actions From The 17 June 2019  Version 2
Update On Actions From The 17 June 2019 Version 2
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Wales 247: Call from RNIB Cymru for tech enthusiasts to help blind and partially sighted people

6 January 2020
Source: Wales 247

This National Technology Day (January 6th) a veteran RNIB volunteer is encouraging people across Wales to help blind and partially sighted people access life-changing technology. Dickon Oliver, 71, from Wenvoe, has been a Technology Support officer for RNIB for almost 40 years. After originally volunteering for the service in 1978 for some years, he started volunteering again in 2000. Dickon,

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Papers for the Wales Vision Strategy Committee Meeting 17/06/19

17 June 2019
Source: Wales Vision Strategy

Papers for the Wales Vision Strategy Committee Meeting at RNIB Cymru, Jones Court, Cardiff Monday 17 June  

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Wales Vision Strategy Advisory Committee Agenda 17 June 2019
Wales Vision Strategy Advisory Committee Agenda 17 June 2019
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WVS Minutes 11 March 2019 V2
WVS Minutes 11 March 2019 V2
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WVS Progress Update June 2019
WVS Progress Update June 2019
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Sustainable Social Services Third Sector Grant 2020
Sustainable Social Services Third Sector Grant 2020
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State Of The Nation Research On Third Sector
State Of The Nation Research On Third Sector
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Regional Partnership Boards, WCVA Research
Regional Partnership Boards, WCVA Research
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Regional Partnership Boards WCVA Research Accessible Version
Regional Partnership Boards WCVA Research Accessible Version
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Update On Action Points From 11 March 2019
Update On Action Points From 11 March 2019
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BBC: Blindness: Wales’ eye care waiting times risk sight loss

12 June 2019
Source: BBC News

Almost 35,000 people at risk of permanent sight loss are waiting too long for eye care, according to new statistics from the Welsh Government. It has introduced a new target aimed at prioritising the most urgent patients and preventing those with treatable conditions losing their sight. The figures mean almost 35% of all patients in the highest risk category waited

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Cardiff and Vale University Health Board: New measure for eye care services across Wales. Mesur newedd ar gyfer gwasanaethau gofal llygaid yng nghymru

26 March 2019
Source: Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Poor eye health is a common and growing issue. Currently nearly 111,000 people in Wales are living with sight loss. This is estimated to increase by a third by 2030 and double by 2050. Whilst current NHS targets for eye care services support new patients, this is often only the first part of what patients need. Regular reviews or treatment

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Response to Welsh Government’s Consultation on ‘Action on Disability: the Right to Independent Living’

Welsh Government logo

10 March 2019
Source: Wales Council of the Blind

See below joint responses from Guide Dogs Cymru, RNIB Cymru and Wales Council of the Blind to the Welsh Government’s consultation on ‘Action on Disability: the Right to Independent Living’.  

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FINAL Consultation Response For Action On Disability The Right To Independent Living - RNIB, Guide Dogs, WCB Final
FINAL Consultation Response For Action On Disability The Right To Independent Living - RNIB, Guide Dogs, WCB Final
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FINAL Action Plan Response - RNIB, Guide Dogs, WCB Final
FINAL Action Plan Response - RNIB, Guide Dogs, WCB Final
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Response to Welsh Government’s consultation on ‘Connected Communities: Tackling Loneliness and Social Isolation’

Welsh Government logo

10 March 2019
Source: Wales Council of the Blind

See below response from Wales Council of the Blind with contributions and support from other organisations to the Welsh Government’s consultation on ‘Connected Communities: Tackling Loneliness and Social Isolation’.  

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FINAL Response To Connected Communities Tackling Loneliness And Social Isolation
FINAL Response To Connected Communities Tackling Loneliness And Social Isolation
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Cardiff Institute for the Blind: Trustee recruitment

2 January 2019
Source: Cardiff Institute for the Blind

If you would like to make a significant difference to thousands of lives, why not become a  Cardiff Institute for the Blind (CIB) board member or co-opted member. CIB support around 4,000 blind and partially sighted people across South Wales and are at a really exciting point in their 153 year history, as they are consulting on a name change

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