Wales Council of the Blind.
Wales Council of 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...]
New guides for Welsh social services professionals and housing providers
Action on Hearing Loss Cymru and RNIB Cymru have produced two new guides aimed at helping social service professionals and housing providers communicate better with people who have sensory loss. The documents were launched by the Welsh Government's Minister for Social Services and Public Health at an event in the Senedd in Cardiff Bay.
You can find out more and download the guides (in English and Welsh) on the Action on Hearing Loss Cymru website.
BBS produce guide to vision impaired archery and shooting
British Blind Sport (BBS) has launched a new education resource, 'A Guide To Visually Impaired Target Sports: Archery and Shooting'. It has been designed to educate the coaching and club network to ensure a greater knowledge of vi archery and shooting and help enhance the opportunities for more people with sight loss to take part in these exhilarating sports.
You can read the guide here. This archery and shooting guide is the latest in a range of educational resources produced by BBS, covering sports such as swimming, athletics and football. You can find out more and download all the guides on the BBS website.
Wales Vision Strategy - Key achievements for 2015/16 published
The UK Vision Strategy aims to transform the UK's eye health, eye care and sight loss services. The Wales Vision Strategy Implementation Group has just published a document which reports on progress against the three outcomes in 2015/16.
The three outcomes are:
- Everyone in the UK looks after their eyes and their sight
- Everyone with an eye condition receives timely treatment and, if permanent sight loss occurs, early and appropriate services and support are available and accessible to all
- A society in which people with sight loss can fully participate
You can read the Key Achievements report here.