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Wales Eyecare Conference 2019 - still a few places available

This year's Wales Eyecare Conference is on 19th September, and the theme is 'The future of eyecare services in Wales'. There has been a high level of demand, with only a few places left.

There will be a Ministerial Address by Vaughan Gething AM, Minister for Health and Social Services. All information, including the programme, venue details and a booking form is available by clicking on the 'Eyecare Conference' tab at the top of this screen.

If you have any problems with the booking process, or wish to book over the phone, please contact Rebecca Phillips at WCB on 029 20 473954. If the event is over-subscribed, a waiting list will be set up in case of cancellations.


Latest issue of WCB's Roundup considers the cost of sight loss

The latest edition of WCB's quarterly magazine Roundup looks at the additional costs that people with sight loss - and other disabled people - face, and the problems with accessing the benefits which are intended to help with meeting such costs.

This issue also includes information about the JobSense project, the recent Macular Society and Cardiff Institute for the Blind information and training day, and Vision Support's VI Volunteer Mentoring Scheme. You can read Roundup here,. There is also a supplement with an update on Storm, WCB's project for young adults which you can read here.

You can read all previous editions of Roundup by clicking on the 'Roundup News' tab at the top of this screen.


State of the Nation - services for adults with sight loss in Wales.

This report, prepared by the Wales Vision forum, was the subject of a BBC report on rehabilitation services. Service users and rehabilitation officers explained the benefits of the rehab profession and called for the profession to be fully staffed and available throughout Wales. The BBC page is www.bbc.co.uk/news where the videos are also available.

The State of the Nation Report is available from Wales Council of the Blind on request.





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