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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...]

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‘It makes sense’ – November is Sensory Loss Awareness Month

The ‘It Makes Sense’ campaign aims to raise awareness of the different communication and information needs of the 600,000 people in Wales living with sensory loss. The key messages of the campaign are aimed at the NHS Wales Workforce and also, to remind patients of their rights to accessible communication and information when they need healthcare.

This year, the This year’s campaign messages will focus on the public who have sensory loss and encourage them to:

An updated version of Wales' Accessible Information Standard will be launched on Thursday 23rd November 2017, and will be put on the WCB website when available. For more information visit the website of the NHS Centre for Equality and Human Rights.

Mentoring opportunities for vi children from LOOK UK

LOOK UK, the organisation which provides help, support and services for vision impaired children and their families, is offering a mentoring service to vi children.

It is an opportunity to explore issues such as education choices, gap year ideas, independent living and coming to terms with sight loss with a trained mentor who also has a vision impairment. LOOK UK recently received a Brightside Trust Mentoring award for this service.

If you would like more information call LOOK on 01432 376314 or email

Has an eye condition-specific organisation helped you?

The next edition of Roundup will be looking at eye condition-specific support and organisations. We would like to hear personal stories from any of our readers who have benefited from this support, particularly if you or a family member are affected by one of the less common eye conditions.

The help could include personal counselling, joining a support group, befriending, benefits advice, information provision and more. Please send an email to if you have a story to tell.

Wales Council of the Blind registration details:

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