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
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Wales Council of the Blind is looking for five vision impaired people to attend a Welsh Government Engagement Event

15 November 2017
Source: WCB

Wales Council of the Blind is looking for five vision impaired people to attend a Welsh Government Engagement Event in Cardiff Bay at 2.30 pm on Monday 27th November. The aim of the event is: ◾For Welsh Government to understand the level of awareness people have of the Government’s budget, and the dilemmas and challenges that it faces. ◾For Welsh

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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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UK Government consultation: Work, health and disability

3 November 2016
Source: Wales Council for the Blind

The UK Government has announced a consultation to look at how disabled people and those with long-term health conditions can be given more support to find and retain work. Fewer than 5 in 10 disabled people are in employment and the consultation will look for ways to close this ’employment gap’. Comments are invited from disabled people, organisations which support

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