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’

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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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Wales Council of the Blind: Newport withdrawing from SenCom service in Gwent. The sight loss sector challenges this.

30 January 2019
Source: Wales Council of the Blind

Newport County Council plans to withdraw from the SenCom service that supports children with sensory loss in Gwent. The sector has written to challenge this decision. The key points are: Newport CC’s failure to consult and failure to properly assess the scale of the new service required leaves local children with sight loss and their families with a worryingly uncertain

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Letter To Newport 2019
Letter To Newport 2019
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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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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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RE181019 English Section Tilt And Turn Brochure V05 (003)
RE181019 English Section Tilt And Turn Brochure V05 (003)
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RE181019 Welsh Section Tilt And Turn Brochure V02
RE181019 Welsh Section Tilt And Turn Brochure V02
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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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