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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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Wales Eyecare Conference on 20th September - full programme available

The full programme for the annual Wales Eyecare Conference on 20th September is now available. Speakers will include Vaughan Gething AM, Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport, David O'Sullivan, Chief Optometric Advisor for Welsh Government, and representatives from organisations including RNIB Cymru, Guide Dogs and Deafblind Cymru.

You can see the full programme here, and book your free place on the conference website.

WCB Regional Forum Meetings

The next meeting of Wales Council of the Blind's South East Wales Regional Forum will be on 28th September at Salvation Army, 1 Hill Street, Newport. The next West Wales Regional Forum will be on 29th September at Carmarthen Bowling Club.

The agendas will be published later. If you would like to attend, please reserve a place by contacting Rebecca at WCB on 029 2047 3954 or email bec@wcb-ccd.org.uk.

Latest edition of WCB Roundup available

The new edition of Roundup, WCB's quarterly newsletter, is now available. As well as the usual news items and details of forthcoming events, we've reports of our Regional Forum meetings in West Wales and South East Wales; the results of our exercise to gather feedback on the Welsh Government's consultation on independent living, and a feature on job hunting when you have a vision impairment. There is also a supplement with an update from WCB's Storm project for young adults.

You can read Roundup here, and the Storm supplement is here. to see all previous editions, 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 www.stormwcb.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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