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State of the Nation reports on services to people with sight loss

The Wales Vision Forum has led on two state of the nation reports for people with sight loss in Wales.

Action 10 of the Prioritised Welsh Government Eye Care Plan Actions is to work with Regional Partnership Boards and Local Authorities to support the implementation of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014. Key to this is the provision of rehabilitation and habilitation services in every authority.

Local Authorities must consider how they provide good quality services for blind and partially sighted people. We would like the recommendations in these reports to be adopted as part of the AreaPlans to address shortcomings in service provision. Furthermore, good quality support for blind and partially sighted people will increase their employability, improve their financial independence and increase their contribution to the economy.

The reports are available from and

National Eye Health Week 2019

National Eye Health Week 2019 starts on Monday 23rd September. The annual event promotes the importance of good eye health and the need for everyone to have regular eye tests.

A different aspect of eye health will be featured each day:

For more information about National Eye Health Week, including electronic resources that can be downloaded, visit the Vision Matters website.

RNIB Cymru bus users survey

Lots of us depend on buses to get from A to B, but blind and partially sighted people can find bus journeys a challenge. RNIB Cymru would like to hear your experiences of bus travel, both good and bad.

Share your experiences by taking the survey here.

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