The Wales Vision Strategy 2018

23 November 2018
Source: Wales Vision Strategy

The Wales Vision Strategy exists to deliver positive change for blind and partially sighted people in Wales, their communities and the general population including those at risk of sight loss. The Wales Vision Strategy reflects the priorities of blind and partially sighted people and has been developed in collaboration with stakeholder organisations. The Wales Vision Strategy is always open to

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Welsh Government: Connected communities – Tackling loneliness and social isolation

20 November 2018
Source: Welsh Government

The Welsh Government would like would like your views on what they should do to tackle loneliness and social isolation. Consultation ends: 15 January 2019 This consultation • sets out our vision of the Wales we want to see, linked to the Welsh Government’s legislative and strategic frameworks. • sets out definitions of loneliness and social isolation. • highlights what the

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BBC Wales: World Sight Day: My life as a blind ‘Luddite’

12 October 2018
Source: BBC Wales

The majority of Wales’ 107,000 visually impaired people do not have access to the internet at home, according to research for World Sight Day. That is despite access to the internet at home being seen as key to reducing levels of social and financial inequality. Neil Prior, a BBC journalist of 18 years, has been totally blind since the age

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Sight Cymru awarded £98,800 by Big Lottery Fund Wales

11 October 2018
Source: WCB

The funding will be used to will deliver sessions led by people with significant sight loss for people with sight loss, teaching them how relatively simple changes to their daily life can enable independence. It will work with members of the community such as shop-keepers, restaurant staff and bus drivers to enable them to make the external environment more accessible.

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Welsh Government: £4m investment to transform eye care in Wales

20 September 2018

Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething, has an announced a £4m investment as part of measures to transform eye care services across Wales. Speaking at the All Wales National Eye Care Conference in Cardiff today (17 September) Mr Gething said the money will transform services to ensure patients are diagnosed and treated more quickly. Decisions about exactly how the £4m will be

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BBC Wales: Drivers should have mandatory eyesight test, says top optician

18 September 2018
Source: BBC Wales

Motorists should have to pass mandatory sight tests to stop people with dangerously poor eyesight driving, a top optician has said. It comes after a father was killed by a driver who defied an optician’s warning to stay off the road in 2015. Chief of Optometry Wales Sali Davies, said opticians are being put in an “uncomfortable” position as it

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Sensory statistics publication to people newly certified as severely sight impaired and sight impaired in Wales is currently published every 2 years, next update will be due in June 2019.

20 August 2018
Source: Certifications (CVIs) Office

The sensory statistics publication to people newly certified as severely sight impaired and sight impaired in Wales is currently published every 2 years, so the next update will be due in June 2019. An exact date has not yet been confirmed. April 2016 – March 2017 Certificate of Vision Impairment Wales (CVIW) data have been submitted to the Welsh Government

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Centre for Trials Research, College of Biomedical & Life Sciences, Cardiff University: Family members’ experiences of informed consent and proxy decision making for research involving adults lacking capacity

14 February 2018
Source: University of Cardiff

Can you be involved?   Around 2 million people in the UK have significantly impaired mental capacity due to neurodegenerative conditions such as dementia, acute medical emergencies such as stroke, or associated with learning or intellectual disabilities. Research involving people who have impaired decision-making capacity raises ethical and practical challenges, including the need for others to be involved in the informed

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Jude Kay starts as Head of Diabetic Eye Screening Wales

2 February 2018
Source: Public Health Wales

Jude Kay took up post as Head of Programme for Diabetic Eye Screening Wales (DESW) on 8 January. Jude has almost 20 years of NHS management experience, spanning operational service management, service commissioning and modernisation, corporate roles and policy development. She has worked in NHS Wales for the last 12 years, largely in the Gwent area but always working collaboratively

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