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Could you be a roving reporter for LOOK UK?

Calling all visually impaired 11 – 25-year olds. Interested in radio reporting? Come to a free media training day in Birmingham on 6th October and become a roving reporter for LOOK UK. Learn how to tell the stories that matter to you. Passionate story-tellers are wanted to join the team of LOOK Roving Reporters, contributing stories from all over the country that can be shared in the LOOK podcast.

You will:

To apply, send LOOK a recording no longer than 90 seconds long introducing yourself and explaining why you would like to become a LOOK Roving Reporter. Send your submissions to before Monday 10th September 2018.

For more information about LOOK UK, visit their website.

To speak to one of the Look team or if you have any questions, please call the office on 01432 376314.

Bookings open for Wales Eyecare Conference 2018

You can now book your place on this year's Wales Eyecare Conference, which will be held on Monday 17th September at Cardiff University School of Optometry and Vision Sciences.

This year's event will celebrate 70 years of the National Health Service, and we will be joined by Vaughan Gething AM, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services. A full programme will be published soon.

To book your free place, click here.

A helping hand with taxes from RNIB

Did you know that RNIB has a tax team that supports blind and partially sighted people with tax, tax credits and HMRC issues across the UK? The team, based in Liverpool, is supported by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

The team makes a difference to the lives of blind and partially people by making tax and HMRC issues clearer. They can help people to claim extra tax allowances, such as Blind Person’s Allowance and Marriage Allowance, which can reduce your tax bill. RNIB's tax service is free, confidential and available to people with sight loss, regardless of their age or income. They aim to ensure that people feel supported, and have access to a dedicated team within HMRC for people who need extra help with their tax and tax credits. They help customers who are unable to speak to HMRC directly because of hearing loss, dementia or living in a care home, and also have a factsheet in different formats with information on tax allowances and useful contacts.

You can contact RNIB’s tax team by telephone on 0345 330 4897, emailing, or to find out more about the service visit the RNIB website.

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