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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.

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Your Voice A Shared Vision - WCB's Regional Events

South East Wales Regional Forum

Wednesday, 14th March 2018, Newport. Dolman Theatre, Kingsway Shopping Centre, 8 Emlyn St, Newport NP20 1HY. 11am - 2pm

West Wales Regional Forum

Wednesday, 28th March 2018, Carmarthen Bowling Club, St Peter's St, Carmarthen SA31 1LN. 11am - 2pm

Public Health Wales will be attending the events to gather your views on how to ensure your communication needs are captured by your GP surgery.

The events are free to attend and include a buffet lunch. We can also offer reasonable bursaries towards transport costs.

If you are interested in attending, please contact WCB on 02920 473954 to register your attendance and to record any special access or dietary requirements.

Next issue of Roundup to focus on vi awareness

The theme for the next issue of our Roundup magazine will be vision impairment awareness (including awareness training). We would be interested to hear from you if you have any input on this topic.For example,

If you would like to contribute, please contact

Latest issue of Roundup focuses on eye condition-specific organisations

The latest edition of WCB's Roundup magazine is now available. In addition to the usual features, we have a report on the Wales Eyecare Conference, and an update on our Storm project for vi young adults.

The theme for this issue, in our Perspectif Supplement, is organisations which can help with particular eye conditions. We have a full listing of such organsations, and are very grateful to Alström Syndrome UK, Behçet’s Syndrome Society, Birdshot Uveitis Society, CHECT, the IGA, the Norrie Disease Foundation and the Macular Society for providing articles about their work for this feature.

You can read Roundup here, and the Storm supplement here. The Perspectif supplement is here. Click on the 'Roundup News' tab at the top of the screen to read all past editions.

Our Voice Our Storm website now online

The website for WCB's project for young adults in Wales with sight loss is available, with information about the project, events and useful contacts.

You can access the site at

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

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