Vision in Wales.
Vision in Wales (Wales' Council for the Blind) is the umbrella agency representing vision impairment within Wales. We work to campaign, lobby and support the improvement of services for people with sight loss. [Read more...]
All-Wales Standards for Accessible Communication published
To ensure that the needs of people with a sensory loss are met when accessing our healthcare services. Under the Equality Act 2010 there is a legal duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure equality of access to healthcare services for disabled people. Public bodies need to take positive action so that all access and communication needs are met.
The document sets out the standards of service delivery that people with sensory loss should expect when they access healthcare. These standards apply to adults, young people and children.
The standards are online at wales.gov.uk
Welsh Government Consultations
You can access all current Welsh Government consultations by clicking here. Consultations which may be of interest to visually impaired people include:
- The future of regulation and inspection of care and support in Wales (closes 6 January)
- Blue Badge Scheme in Wales: Changes to the Eligibility Criteria 2013 (closes 8 January)
- Neurological Conditions Delivery Plan (closes 31 January)
- Social services complaints and representations (closes 20 February)
- Supporting our public service workforce through collective leadership and legislation (closes 21 February)
- Proposed indicators for the Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation (WIMD) 2014 (closes 27 February)
Help Vision in Wales when you do your Christmas shopping on-line
If you shop on-line, you can support our work at no expense to yourself by using easyfundraising.org.uk. You can make your purchases with over 2,700 organisations including major retailers (such as M&S, Amazon and John Lewis), holiday and travel companies, and insurance providers. They will then donate a small percentage of the sale price(generally between 1% and 5%) to Vision in Wales.
To start, you must register here, where you will also find a lot of information about how the site works, and full details of all the retailers. Then, when you want to shop, you log onto your Easyfundraising account, and click from there through to your chosen retailer to make your purchase. The price you pay is exactly the same as if you'd visited the site directly. The retailer will make a donation to VIW as a thank you for shopping with them. Easyfundraising collect these donations for us, and pass them on.
If you do decide to support us in this way, it would be very much appreciated.