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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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WCB at the National Eisteddfod 2018

Wales Council of the Blind will be at the Wales National Eisteddfod in Cardiff Bay from 4th to 11th August 2018, located at stand 0423, close to the Norwegian Church.

On Friday 10th August we will celebrate our 80th birthday, and on other days there will be a full programme of events showcasing vi clubs and societies in Wales. Full details will be provided shortly. We hope that you can come and visit us during the event.

There is no charge to enter the Eisteddfod site. For more information on the Eisteddfod, click here.

CCD yn Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru 2018

Bydd Cyngor Cymru’r Deillion yn Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Cymru yn Bae Caerdydd o’r 4ydd tan 11eg o Awst 2018, byddwn wedi lleoli ar stondyn 0423, yn agos i’r Eglwys Norwyaidd.

Ar ddydd Gwener 10fed o Awst byddwn yn dathlu ein penblwydd 80fed, ac ar dyddiau eraill bydd ymweldiadau gan cymdeithasau a clybiau lleol oa Cymru a aelodau CCD. Bydd mwy o wybodaeth ar gael yn fuan iawn. Gobeithio byddwch yn dod I weld ni ar ein stondyn yn ystod yr wythnos.

Mae’r maes yr Eisteddfod yn rhad ac am ddim. Am fwy o gwbyodaeth cliciwch yma here.

Bookings open for Wales Eyecare Conference 2018

You can now book your place on this year's Wales Eyecare Conference, which will be held on Monday 17th September at Cardiff University School of Optometry and Vision Sciences.

This year's event will celebrate 70 years of the National Health Service, and we will be joined by Vaughan Gething AM, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services. A full programme will be published soon.

To book your free place, click here.

WCB has moved!

Wales Council for the Blind has moved to a new office in Hastings House, Cardiff.

The full address is:
Unit 2.2, Hastings House
Fitzalan Place
Cardiff CF24 0BL

Our telephone number (029 2047 3954) is unchanged, however, we have experienced some problems during the transfer. If you left a message on our answerphone between Wednesday 6th June to Friday 8th June, please contact us again. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Latest edition of WCB Roundup available

The latest issue of our quarterly magazine Roundup is now available.

In addition to the usual features, Roundup has an article on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and how it affects charities. You can read it here.

The theme for our Perspectif Supplement is 'Training and Awareness', and we have articles from Royal National College for the Blind, Guide Dogs, Visualise Training, Access Design Solutions and i2i Creative Learning (UCAN).

We also have the latest Newsletter from STORM, WCB's project for young adults.

To access these documents in Word format, and to read all past issues of Roundup, click on the 'Roundup News' tab at the top of this screen.

Welsh speakers wanted!

Call out for Welsh Speakers and learners to volunteer on Wales Council of the Blind's stand @eisteddfod Genedlaethol in Cardiff between the 4th and the 11th of August 2018. Interested? Want more info? Contact us on 02920 473 954 or email bec@wcb-ccd.org.uk.

Galwad am siaradwyr Cymraeg I wirfyddoli ar ein stondin yn ystod yr @eisteddfod Genedlaethol yng Nghaerdyd rhwng y 4ydd a’r 11eg o Awst 2018. Diddordeb? Mwy o wybodaeth? Cysylltwch â ni ar 02920 473 954 neu bec@wcb-ccd.org.uk.

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 richard@wcb-ccd.org.uk.


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