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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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Presentations from the Annual Wales Eyecare Conference 2018

The presentation files and the first batch of audio recordings of the talks from this year's Eyecare Conference have been uploaded to the site.

Go to Eyecare conference downloads page.

Save the date - West Wales Regional Forum

The next meeting of WCB's West Wales Regional Forum will be on Monday 8th October at Carmarthen Bowling Club.

Details of the programme will follow shortly, but if you require any further information contact Rebecca, WCB's Engagement Officer, on 029 20 473 954 or email bec@wcb-ccd.org.uk.

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SE Wales Regional Forum - CANCELLED

Our next event due to take place on Wednesday, 26th September 2018 at The Riverfront, Newport, NP20 1HG has been cancelled. We have been experiencing technical problems with our telecoms systems which has resulted in delegates being unable to inform us of their attendance. We sincerely apologise for any convenience caused and we will re-schedule the event as soon as we can resolve this issue.

Wales Eyecare Conference - Now fully booked

The programme for this year's Wales Eyecare Conference on Monday 17th September is now available. The theme for the conference is 'Celebrating 70 years of the NHS'.

To read the programme click here, where you can also find details of the venue.

The Conference is now fully booked. If you wish to add your name to the Reserve List, please click on the following link Reserve List or call 02920 473954.

Latest issue of Roundup celebrates WCB's 80th anniversary

The latest issue of WCB's magazine Roundup is now available. As well as the usual information about news and events, we are marking our 80th anniversary with articles by staff members past and present, and from partner organisations. You can read Roundup here.

In preparation for our anniversary, which was celebrated at the National Eisteddfod in Cardiff, we have carried out some research into the organisation's history and produced a timeline which you can read 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.

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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