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SenCom service in Gwent - Update

Following further talks with Welsh Government, and the offer of financial support through the Welsh Local Government Association to develop a more sustainable regional model, Newport City Council has offered to extend the withdrawal notice from the joint Gwent SenCom service, which supports children with sensory loss, until March 2020.

This decision to defer withdrawal has been given a cautious welcome by Wales Council of the Blind, RNIB Cymru and parents, who had challenged the initial proposal.

You can read Newport CC's statement on their website, and read the reactions of the sight loss sector and parents in a report by the South Wales Argus here.


WCB Storm event on 27th February

Storm, WCB's project for young adults with vision impairment, is organising its next event on Wednesday 27th February. It will be a fun afternoon with an opportunity to talk about sex, sexual health and dating. The team will be joined by some sexperts who know all things sex and sexual health related.

The event will be held at Public Health Wales, No.2 Capital Quarter in Cardiff from 3pm to 6 pm. If you would like to attend, or want more information, please contact Megan John at megan@wcb-ccd.org.uk or telephone 029 2047 3954. For more information about the Storm project, visit their website.


Toolkit to help Guide Dog users respond to access refusals

Guide Dogs and RNIB have joined forces to produce a toolkit which will help guide dog users to respond when faced with access refusals, for example in shops and when trying to use taxis.

The toolkit can be obtained from RNIB on 0303 123 9999 or from your local Guide Dogs team (for Wales, ring 0345 1430195 or email cardiff@guidedogs.org.uk. You can also view the tookit here.

For more information about this initiative, visit the Vision UK website.





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