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Latest edition of Roundup looks at help with the cost of living

The latest edition of Roundup, Wales Council of the Blind's quarterly magazine, is now available. With the impact of the cost of living crisis on disabled people being a major concern, this edition looks at the support and advice that is available to help you.

This includes Welsh and UK Government schemes, benefits and concessions. This issue also includes the usual news updates. You can read it here.

You can read all past issues of Roundup by clicking on the 'Roundup News' tab at the top of this screen. It is available online in MS Word and PDF formats, and is also available in accessible formats.

Silver medal for Wales' VI bowlers at Commonwealth Games

Many congratulations to vision impaired bowlers Julie Thomas and Gordon Llewellyn who took silver in the Para Mixed Pairs B2/B3 in the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham.

Gordon, who is 75, became Wales' oldest Commonwealth medalist, and for Julie (a Wales Council of the Blind trustee), the medal was an addition to the bronze that she won at the 2018 games on the Gold Coast. The pair were assisted by directors Mark Adams and John Wilson.

You can see a short interview with Gordon and Julie on the BBC Sport website, and read an article about Julie and her guide dog Yoko on the Guide Dogs website.

British Blind Sport 'Have a Go' day in Swansea rescheduled

British Blind Sport's 'Have a Go' day in Swansea, which was originally scheduled for 2nd July, will now be held on Saturday 27th August from 10am to 3pm at Swansea University.

These multi-sport taster events have been held successfully across the country since 2016, supporting blind and partially sighted people of all ages and abilities to get active and try a wide range of sports. These include:

Sight life in Swansea will have a stand at the event and Just Run will join them to demonstrate Guide running.

BBS is also running First Steps Family Days alongside each Have A Go Day. The First Steps Family Days allow young people with sight loss from aged 2-11yrs to try out locally available sports and meet other young people with sight loss.

You can find out more and register for this event here. The closing date for applications is 20th August.

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