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National Eye Health Week 2020

It's National Eye Health Week 2020 - the event runs from 21st to 27th September, and promotes the importance of good eye health and the need for regular eye tests for all. Throughout the week, WCB will be using our Twitter feed @WalesBlind with #EyeWeek to give tips and advice on eye care.

As the coronavirus situation has made it more difficult to access services, this year's event will seek to mobilise those that are experiencing problems with their vision or eye health and encourage them to seek help from their local eye care practitioner. For more information, visit the event website, where you can also find resources that can be used.

If any organisations in Wales are running activities linked to Eye Health Week, let us know and we will promote them via our website and on twitter.


Changes to Access to Work during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has announced further changes to the process of claiming the Access to Work benefit during the pandemic.

The following extensions to the scheme have been announced:

You can read the DWP press release summarising the changes here.

The Access to Work factsheet has been updated to reflect these changes. You can read it on the DWP website.


Updated information on Low Vision Service Wales

The information concerning LVSW has been updated. Take a look under the Eyecare Services section of WCB's Coronavirus page





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