About Wales Council of the Blind
"I have found all my contacts with WCB over the years to be so useful and professional." - Rehabilitation Officer for VI.
Wales Council of the Blind is the umbrella agency representing vision impairment within Wales. We work to campaign, lobby and support the improvement of services for people with sight loss. WCB provides a platform vision impaired people to raise their concerns and wishes.
WCB's Articles of Association sets out a way of letting their members contribute to setting priorities and work streams. An important part of the new structure is the creation of Regional Steering Groups to inform WCB's work. The four new Regional Steering Groups will be established across Wales, covering North, West, South East and South Central.
Each group intends to offer a platform for local clubs, charities, statutory services and people with sight loss to get together and contribute to directing the work and resources of WCB. It's likely that priorities may vary from region to region, and we want that to be reflected in the work of WCB.
WCB's Board of Trustees will include four representatives - one nominated from each of the four regional steering groups - to bring the views of the regions to the table.
What does Wales Council of the Blind do?
- We work to assist the Welsh Government by participating in and facilitating consultation
- keep in touch with what is happening in every area in Wales and in the U.K.
- We highlight examples of good practice and distribute this to the eyecare sector through our SYLW newsletter, e-bulletins, quarterly 'Round-Up' Magazine, and our professional networks
- bring people together to exchange information and ideas
- identify gaps in provision
- encourage the development of new services where necessary
- support and assist other agencies to provide a good service
- represent v.i. within Wales and at an all-Wales level
- represent v.i. in Wales at a U.K. level
Latest WCB news.
Your Voice A Shared Vision south east Wales event
The next of Wales Council of the Blind's 'Your Voice, a Shared Vision' events for the south east Wales group is on Thursday 30th March.
It will be held at Newport Salvation Army, 1 Hill Street, Newport NP20 4EP from 11am to 2pm, and includes lunch. If you would like to attend, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02920 473954.
'Your Voice, a Shared Vision' - West Wales Event
The next of Wales Council of the Blind's 'Your Voice, a Shared Vision' events for the west Wales group is on Thursday 23rd March.
It will be held in the office of Carmarthenshire Association of Voluntary Services (CAVS), 18 Queen St, Carmarthen SA31 1JT, from 11 am to 2 pm, and includes lunch. If you would like to attend, please send an email to email@example.com.
Cardiff Storm event for young adults
The next Storm event for young adults with vision impairment will be held in Cardiff Central Library on Wednesday 22nd February. This time the subject is independent living, including concessions, ROVIs and hints/tips.
WCB Perspectif launched
WCB's information portal, Perspectif, is now available. This first release is ready to use and to comment on. A guide to its use, for both individuals and organisations, shall be available shortly.
It's available at Perspectif portal. Please send all comments and suggestions for addition items to firstname.lastname@example.org.