Cardiff Institute for the Blind (CIB)

Description: Cardiff Institute for the Blind (CIB for short) provides local services and lifelong support, so that blind and partially sighted people across the majority of South Wales can enjoy fulfilled lives. To make it easier for people who live outside the Cardiff area to know who to contact, their staff work under the RNIB Cymru name in Swansea, Rhondda Cynon Taf and Neath Port Talbot.

Weblink: https://www.cibi.co.uk

Tel: 02920 398900

Email: cibpostmaster@cibi.co.uk

Category: Third/voluntary Sector


Services Provided

CIB Resource Centre - (Cardiff Institute for the Blind (CIB))Service

Resource centre run by Cardiff Institute for the Blind. It contains the latest aids, gadgets and information for vi people, and all the equipment is sold at concessionary prices. Staff and volunteers are always on hand to advise and assist, but you are also welcome just to browse around. Transport can be arranged if required.
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Transcall - (Cardiff Institute for the Blind (CIB))Service

A door-to-door volunteer transport service organised by CIB. It can be used for social activities, hospital appointments and meetings, but not for work purposes. Two working day's notice is requested.
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CIB Befriending service - (Cardiff Institute for the Blind (CIB))Service

An individually planned befriending service whereby volunteers use their sight in a practical way to help the visually impaired person. It can be used for companionship, reading, writing of letters, escorting etc, but not for domestic work, decorating or gardening.
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Computer training - (Cardiff Institute for the Blind (CIB))Service

Fully trained volunteers provide training in basic computer skills, touch typing, use of email and the internet, on a one-to-one basis.
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VI Awareness Training - (Cardiff Institute for the Blind (CIB))Service

CIB offer a basic vision awareness training course which includes sighted guiding training, covers basic eye conditions, as well as demonstration of the use of products. It takes place in their HQ in Womanby Street, Cardiff.
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Swansea & NPT trips - (Cardiff Institute for the Blind (CIB))Service

Group members go on one theatre trip per month and one other trip per month. There is also a holiday group which meets twice per year.
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CIB Womens Hour - (Cardiff Institute for the Blind (CIB))Service

Last Tuesday of the month - 10.30am-12.30pm A group of like-minded women who enjoy days out shopping, lunching and the odd glass of wine! Recent trips have included a day to Ebbw Vale Festival Site shopping centre and lunch at The Farmers Wife at St Brides Major. The group is also occasionally joined by guest speakers.
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CIB Ramblers - (Cardiff Institute for the Blind (CIB))Service

The group meets monthly, and joins with Cardiff Ramblers for walks through interesting parts of South Wales.
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CIB Gardening Club - (Cardiff Institute for the Blind (CIB))Service

Meetings are held each Friday morning between 10.30 - 1.00, primarily at an adapted plot at Rhydypenau Allotments on Lake Road North during the summer months and elsewhere at other times.
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Shand Pioneers - (Cardiff Institute for the Blind (CIB))Service

An adventurous group with members ranging from 16-60. Here's your chance to go ten pin bowling, white water rafting, quad biking, horse riding and take part in other social activities. The end of the summer season of activities is topped off with a lively barbecue for all. Last THURSDAY of the month - approx 6.30pm to 9.30pm at the CIB and other venues. Also Saturday outings & adventures.
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Thursday Luncheon Club - (Cardiff Institute for the Blind (CIB))Service

A mature group of around 40 visually impaired people. Members are brought in by V.E.S.T community transport including those in residential care. The group enjoys morning coffee or tea, lunch, bingo, raffles and quizzes and are well supported by an enthusiastic group of volunteers.
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CIB Poetry Club - (Cardiff Institute for the Blind (CIB))Service

First Wednesday of March, June, Sept & Dec 2.00pm to 3.30pm at Jones Court, Womanby Street, Cardiff. If you like to write poetry or listen to your favourite poems read to you. come along and join this fun and entertaining group. Tea and Coffee provided.
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CIB Singing Group - (Cardiff Institute for the Blind (CIB))Service

1st & 3rd TUESDAY of the month - 10.30am to 12.30pm at Jones Court, Womanby Street, Cardiff. Run by volunteers, attendees can sing to some musical favourites old and new.
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Aberdare Social Group - (Cardiff Institute for the Blind (CIB))Service

Social group meetings on Mondays (weekly) 2pm - 4pm at St,. Mair's Community Centre.
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Mountain Ash Social Group - (Cardiff Institute for the Blind (CIB))Service

Social group meeting fortnightly on Wednesdays from 2-4pm at Oxford Street Community Centre.
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Pontypridd Social Group - (Cardiff Institute for the Blind (CIB))Service

Social group meeting on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month from 10 am to 12 noon at the Heritage Museum.
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Rhydyfelin Social Group - (Cardiff Institute for the Blind (CIB))Service

Social group meeting on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month from 10 am to 12 noon at Ilan Community Centre.
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Ferndale Social Group - (Cardiff Institute for the Blind (CIB))Service

Social group meeting on the 1st Tuesday of each month from 1 - 2.30 pm at the Arts Factory, Trerhondda.
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Ponty Youth Social Group - (Cardiff Institute for the Blind (CIB))Service

Social Group for young people meeting on the 4th Wednesday of each month from 10 am to 12 noon at Glenview House, Courthouse Street.
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UHW Cardiff Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (Cardiff Institute for the Blind (CIB))Service

Full time ECLO based at University Hospital Wales, Cardiff. Provides emotional support, often at a time of great need. They also signpost patients on to the many different services to help maintain their independence. The role of ECLO has developed over the past fourteen years in the UK, and helps to bridge the gap between health and social care services for blind and partially sighted people.
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CIB Discussion Group - (Cardiff Institute for the Blind (CIB))Service

Held every Tuesday 11.15am to 1.30pm at Jones Court, Womanby Street, Cardiff. Join this group of visually impaired people of Cardiff and the Vale, for talk and support. Be involved in lively discussions about a wide variety of topics (excluding religion and politics). The group also occasionally enjoys a trip out for lunch.
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CIB Dual Sensory Support Group - (Cardiff Institute for the Blind (CIB))Service

The club meets at Jones Court, Womanby Street, Cardiff on the 3rd Friday of every month fron 10.30am - 12.30pm. Anyone with a sight and hearing impairment are welcome. Volunteers will be on hand to assist if need be.
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