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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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Latest edition of Roundup features 'The NHS at 70'.

The latest edition of our Roundup magazine is available. The theme for this issue is 'The NHS at 70'.

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'Your Voice - A Shared Vision' - WCB's West Wales Regional Forum Meeting

Wales Council of the Blind's next West Wales Regional Forum meeting with be on Friday 7th December from 11 am to 2 pm, at the Carmarthen Bowling Club, Saint Peter's Car Park SA31 1QP.

There will be talks from Mid and West Wales Fire Service, Transport for Wales and Bowel Screening Wales. Mince pies and mulled wine will also be served.

If you would like to attend, please telephone Bec at WCB on 029 2047 3954 or 029 20 789732 or email bec@wcb-ccd.org.uk.

'Your Voice - A Shared Vision' - WCB's South East Wales Regional Forum Meeting

The next meeting of our South East Regional Forum will be on Tuesday 11th December from 11 am to 2 pm at the office of Gwent Association for Voluntary Organisations, Ty Derwen, Church Road, Newport, Gwent NP19 7EJ.

Join us to hear representatives of Welsh National Opera talk about their audio described performances, and to ask Transport for Wales about their services for disabled people. There will also be mince pies!

If you would like to attend, please telephone Bec at WCB on 029 2047 3954 or 029 20 789732 or email bec@wcb-ccd.org.uk.

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.

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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