Contact: An update on changes to special education in Wales

2 November 2017
Source: Contact

The Welsh government is planning a new system of support for children with additional needs in education. The Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Bill, will replace statements of special educational needs with an “Individual Development Plan”. If passed, it could become law in 2019. STATEMENTS OF SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS ARE STILL IN PLACE FOR NOW Until the law changes, the current

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Wales Eyecare Conference 2017 – presentations now available

27 September 2017
Source: Wales Council of the Blind

The presentations from the Wales Eyecare Conference on 20th September 2017 are now available. You can access them on the Conference website HERE The nature of many of these presentations makes them difficult to access for some readers. WCB apologise for this. If anything is of particular interest but cannot be accessed for any reason, please contact richard@wcb-ccd.org.uk to see

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Blindness from diabetes halves in Wales, new research shows

1 August 2017
Source: Welsh Government

The number of people in Wales diagnosed as blind or living with sight loss as a result of diabetes has almost halved since the introduction of a new national diabetic retinopathy screening programme in 2003, according to new research published in the British Medical Journal. For further information please click HERE

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RNIB Cymru: Fears about declining numbers of teachers for children with vision impairment in Wales

22 March 2016
Source: RNIB Cymru

Research by RNIB Cymru has raised concerns about the declining numbers of Qualified Teachers for the Visually Impaired (QTVIs) in the country.  The finding reveal that the number of teachers holding the teaching qualification for this speciality has been slowly decreasing as teachers get closer to retirement age and are not replaced. In Wales there are nearly two thousand children

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VISION 2020 UK endorses RNIB Cymru’s response to the Welsh Government consultation on their Public Health Outcomes Framework

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8 February 2016
Source: RNIB

We welcome the Welsh Government’s aim to develop a set of national well-being indicators for Wales that are intended to measure progress in achieving a prosperous, resilient, more equal and healthier Wales.

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The Welsh Government is calling on people from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) backgrounds to use a special free service to check the health of their eyes.

9 December 2015
Source: Welsh Government, Llywodraeth Cymru

It comes as a new report shows 1 in 10 people from a BME background over the age of 65 will experience serious sight loss. Asian and Black ethnic groups are at greater risk of eye diseases, such as glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy compared to other ethnic groups and are more likely to become blind. However, evidence also suggests Asian

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The autumn edition of Wales Council for the Blind’s Roundup is now available, featuring Blind Veterans UK and a supplement on nystagmus

29 September 2015
Source: Wales Council for the Blind

The Autumn edition of WCB’s Roundup magazine is now available. The theme for this edition is nystagmus: with the support of the Nystagmus Network, they have produced a special supplement covering many aspects of this condition, including the impact on quality of life, experiences of parents, and how optometrists can help. The main part of the magazine has a feature

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