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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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Your Voice : A Shared Vision

WCB invites you to its West Wales Regional Forum on Tuesday, 26th June 2018 at Carmarthen Bowling Club, St. Peter's St, Carmarthen SA31 1LN.

The event will run from 11am - 2pm and will include refreshments and a buffet lunch.

We will be discussing Hywel Dda's public consultation 'Our Big NHS Change'.

For catering purposes, it would help us if you could let us know if you are attending.

Please call the office on 02920 473954 or email Rebecca Phillips bec@wcb-ccd.org.uk

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.

Our Voice Our Storm website now online

The website for WCB's project for young adults in Wales with sight loss is available, 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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