Wales Council of the Blind, Roundup: Staying safe through the Coronavirus

23 March 2020
Source: Wales Council of the Blind

Wales Council of the Blind has joined other national disability organisations to raise concerns about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on disabled people living with pre-existing medical conditions. WCB have released the following statement: Disability Wales, All Wales People First, Wales Council of the Blind, All Wales Parents and Carers Forum, Learning Disability Wales and Mencap Cymru call on

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ROUNDUP QUARTERLY 36
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BBC News Wales: Pavement parking: Blind man hit by car in Talbot Green

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27 February 2020
Source: BBC News Wales

A blind man has described being left shaken and in pain for months after being hit by a car driving along a pavement. Steve Lawrence, 62, from Talbot Green, near Pontypridd, was trying to get around cars parked on the kerb when he was hit. The driver swore at him, before driving off, he said. Mr Lawrence, whose cane was

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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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The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) has a new team of local leads to cover Wales, allowing for representation of dispensing opticians (DOs) across all the regional optical committees (ROC).

18 November 2019
Source: ABDO

The new local lead team includes Diana Haines who will represent DOs on the North Wales ROC, Jennifer Park and Christine Valerio (SEWROC) and Kate Hooper (SWROC). ABDO Head of Policy Debbie McGill says, “It’s great to have the new local leads representing us on the regional optical committees and the Welsh optometric committee. Having DOs and CLOs included in

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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’

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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’

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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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