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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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Has an eye condition-specific organisation helped you?

The next edition of Roundup will be looking at eye condition-specific support and organisations. We would like to hear personal stories from any of our readers who have benefited from this support, particularly if you or a family member are affected by one of the less common eye conditions.

The help could include personal counselling, joining a support group, befriending, benefits advice, information provision and more. Please send an email to if you have a story to tell.

Latest edition of Roundup looks at Direct Payments

The latest edition of WCB's Roundup magazine is now available. and the theme is 'Direct Payments', which are intended to empower disabled people to live independent lives.

We look at how Direct Payments can help, their advantages and disadvantages, and have several case studies. This issue also includes the usual news items and details of forthcoming events and opportunities. You can read it here. The latest newsletter from Storm, WCB's project for young adults with sight loss, is also available, click here to read it.

To read all past issues, click on the 'Roundup News' tab at the top of this page.

Our Voice Our Storm website now online!

The website for WCB's project for young adults in Wales with sight loss has been launched, 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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