RNIB

Description: UK charity providing a wide range of products and services for vi people. The Wales branch works on behalf of more than 111,000 people in Wales living with sight loss. Our services provide practical solutions to everyday challenges. We work in partnership with organisations across Wales to provide local services.

Weblink: http://www.rnib.org.uk/wales-cymru-1

Tel: 029 2082 8500

Email: cymru@rnib.org.uk

Category: Third/voluntary Sector


Services Provided

RNIB Helpline - (RNIB)Service

The helpline can assist you with information on any aspect of RNIB's many services, including information on eye conditions, employment, education, products and services which can help vi people, library services and the RNIB shop.
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RNIB Counselling - (RNIB)Service

Offering telephone and online counselling to people impacted by sight-loss. Counselling through the medium of Welsh, as well as English.
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Swansea (Singleton) Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (RNIB)Service

Full time ECLO based at Singleton Hospital, Swansea. Provides emotional support, often at a time of great need. Also signposts patients on to the many different services to help maintain their independence. The role of ECLO helps to bridge the gap between health and social care services for blind and partially sighted people.
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Bridgend (Princess of Wales) Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (RNIB)Service

Part time (Mon, Thurs and Friday) ECLO based at Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend. Provides emotional support, often at a time of great need. Also signposts patients on to the many different services to help maintain their independence. The role of ECLO helps to bridge the gap between health and social care services for blind and partially sighted people.
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Neath Port Talbot Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (RNIB)Service

Part time (Mon, Thurs) ECLO based at Neath Port Talbot Hospital. Provides emotional support, often at a time of great need. Also signposts patients on to the many different services to help maintain their independence. The role of ECLO helps to bridge the gap between health and social care services for blind and partially sighted people.
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Amman Valley Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (RNIB)Service

ECLO based at Amman Valley Hospital. Provides emotional support, often at a time of great need. Also signposts patients on to the many different services to help maintain their independence. The role of ECLO helps to bridge the gap between health and social care services for blind and partially sighted people.
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Carmarthen (Glangwili) Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (RNIB)Service

ECLO based at Glangwili hospital. Provides emotional support, often at a time of great need. Also signposts patients on to the many different services to help maintain their independence. The role of ECLO helps to bridge the gap between health and social care services for blind and partially sighted people
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Llanelli (Prince Philip Hospital) Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (RNIB)Service

ECLO based at Prince Philip Hospital, Llanelli. Provides emotional support, often at a time of great need. Also signposts patients on to the many different services to help maintain their independence. The role of ECLO helps to bridge the gap between health and social care services for blind and partially sighted people.
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Haverfordwest (Withybush) Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (RNIB)Service

ECLO based at Withybush Hospital, Haverfordwest. Provides emotional support, often at a time of great need. Also signposts patients on to the many different services to help maintain their independence. The role of ECLO helps to bridge the gap between health and social care services for blind and partially sighted people.
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Bronglais Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (RNIB)Service

ECLO based (Tues, Wed, Fri) at Bronglais Hospital (North Road Clinic). Provides emotional support, information, assistance and signposts on to many different services to help at this difficult time. The ECLO can bridge the gap between health and social care for people with sight loss.
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Powys ECLO - (RNIB)Service

This full time ECLO service operates from a range of community clinics including Ystradgynlais, Brecon, Llandrindod Wells, Llanidloes.
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RNIB Library - (RNIB)Service

The RNIB Library is the largest of its kind in the UK, and it's completely free, with over 60,000 items in the collection. This website is your gateway to the entire collection in one place: Audio, Braille, Music - there is so much to access, borrow and enjoy.
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RNIB Reading Services online library - (RNIB)Service

A digital download library, allowing subscribers to download talking books, talking magazines and podcasts directly to their computer, tablet or smartphone.
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RNIB Bookshare - (RNIB)Service

RNIB Bookshare supports those who are unable to access print with a vast collection of accessible textbooks and materials to support the UK curriculum from early years to adult education. This free service, which can be accessed by teachers, students, and parents, has a range of accessible formats so books can be read electronically or adapted to suit personal reading needs, giving students the same educational opportunities as their peers.
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RNIB Newsagent - (RNIB)Service

We deliver more than 200 popular and best-selling publications, in a format to suit you. There are popular high street titles, specialist publications, children's magazines and the major daily and weekend papers.
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Visibly Better - (RNIB)Service

An accreditation and advice provider to enable organisations to create accessible and attractive environments in areas such as social housing, hospitals and offices.
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Services for Businesses - (RNIB)Service

With over 150 years' experience of working together with blind and partially sighted people, our knowledge can help your business open up a host of new opportunities. We can help with websites, apps, accessible communications, user testing, training and much more.
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RNIB Tax Advice Service - (RNIB)Service

RNIB is working with her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) on a project to support blind and partially sighted people with tax and benefit issues. Our service is free and confidential.
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Children, Families and Young People Service - (RNIB)Service

Advice and support on education and social activities for blind and partially-sighted children and their families.
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RNIB Transitions - (RNIB)Service

Help for young people moving from school to college.
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Employment Support Service - (RNIB)Service

Help with looking for work or helping you to stay in work for people with sight loss.
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RNIB Talk & Support - telebefriending - (RNIB)Service

This provides opportunities for you to socialise in small groups by phone to build friendships and get peer support with other people in a similar situation. We match individuals together for conversations based on age and group preferences. Trained volunteers or RNIB staff facilitate the groups. Talk and Support befriending groups meet on the same day, at the same time, each week. Each group runs for 55 minutes. Facilitators help the group chat together and keep the conversation flowing.
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RNIB Connect Facebook groups - (RNIB)Service

RNIB's Connect Facebook groups are a supportive space for people affected by sight loss to talk to others in a similar situation about topics that matter to them, ask questions and share tips and stories. The group for Wales is given in the link below.
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Information and Advice Workshops - (RNIB)Service

These are half-day workshops to help people with sight loss rebuild their confidence and live as independently as possible. They include 'Finding Your Feet', 'Falls Prevention' and 'Low Vision'. They take place at different venues, so please contact RNIB Cymru on the telephone number given.
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Swansea VI Tennis Club - (RNIB)Service

Currently not running. The game is very much like conventional tennis though with much larger balls filled with ball bearings, making it easier to detect where the ball is coming from. Sessions take place on Thursdays from 1 pm to 2 pm at Swansea Tennis Centre.
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RNIB Transcriptions - (RNIB)Service

The service creates books and other print materials in all kinds of accessible formats - braille, large print, e-text, audio and tactile images.
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Connect Radio - (RNIB)Service

Connect Radio is especially for blind and partially sighted people and broadcasts 24 hours a day, seven days a week on Freeview Channel 730 and online at the link below.
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Technology for Life - (RNIB)Service

RNIB's Technology for Life team can give you information and support with: Making the best use of your smartphone or tablet; using accessibility software such as screen readers or magnifiers; understanding the specifications of products; discovering new products that could be useful to you; troubleshooting and problem solving. The Technology Support volunteers provide one to one support at home for people with sight loss. Grants available.
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