RNIB Cymru

Description: RNIB Cymru is for everyone affected by sight loss. Wether you're losing your sight or you're blind or partially sighted, their practical and emotional support can help you face the future with confidence.

Weblink: http://www.rnib.org.uk/Cymru

Tel: 02920 828500

Email: Cymru@rnib.org.uk

Category: Third/voluntary Sector


Services Provided

RNIB Counselling - (RNIB Cymru)Service

Offering telephone and online counselling to people impacted by sight-loss. Counselling through the medium of Welsh, as well as English.
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County Steering Group - (RNIB Cymru)Service

Representation from VI people in Swansea. Held monthly in Civic Centre Swansea.
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Swansea (Singleton) Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (RNIB Cymru)Service

Full time ECLO based at Singleton Hospital, Swansea. Provides emotional support, often at a time of great need. Also signposts 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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Llantrisant (Royal Glamorgan) Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (RNIB Cymru)Service

ECLO based at Royal Glamorgan Hospital. Provides emotional support, often at a time of great need. Also signposts 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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Merthyr (Prince Charles) Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (RNIB Cymru)Service

Full time ECLO based at Prince Charles Hospital, Merthyr. Provides emotional support, often at a time of great need. Also signposts 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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Bridgend (Princess of Wales) Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (RNIB Cymru)Service

Part time (Mon and Thurs) ECLO based at Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend. Provides emotional support, often at a time of great need. Also signposts 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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Neath Port Talbot Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (RNIB Cymru)Service

Part time (Tues) ECLO based at Neath Port Talbot Hospital. Provides emotional support, often at a time of great need. Also signposts 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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Amman Valley Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (RNIB Cymru)Service

ECLO based at Amman Valley Hospital. Provides emotional support, often at a time of great need. Also signposts 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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Carmarthen (Glangwili) Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (RNIB Cymru)Service

ECLO based at Glangwili hospital. Provides emotional support, often at a time of great need. Also signposts 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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Llanelli (Prince Philip Hospital) Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (RNIB Cymru)Service

ECLO based at Prince Philip Hospital, Llanelli. Provides emotional support, often at a time of great need. Also signposts 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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Haverfordwest (Withybush) Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (RNIB Cymru)Service

ECLO based at Withybush Hospital, Haverfordwest. Provides emotional support, often at a time of great need. Also signposts 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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Ysbyty Gwynedd Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (RNIB Cymru)Service

ECLO (Mon-Wed) based at Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor. Provides emotional support, often at a time of great need. Also signposts 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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Bronglais Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (RNIB Cymru)Service

ECLO based at Bronglais hospital (North Road). Provides emotional support, information, assistance and signposts on to many different services to help at this difficult time. The ECLO can bridge the gap between health and social care for people with sight loss.
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Powys ECLO - (RNIB Cymru)Service

This full time ECLO service operates from a range of community clinics including Ystradgynlais, Brecon, Llandrindod Wells, Llanidloes.
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Visibly Better - (RNIB Cymru)Service

An accreditation and advice provider to enable organisations to create accessible and attractive environments in areas such as social housing, hospitals and offices.
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Braille classes (Swansea) - (RNIB Cymru)Service

Weekly classes on Wednesday from 10am to 1pm at 3, De La Beche Street, Cardiff. Pre-booking is essential.
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EYE CAN - (RNIB Cymru)Service

Eye Can aims to provide social groups and activities for young visually impaired people, and to give them specialist support in a wide variety of areas including sight loss, health, education and training. The project is also providing workshops to local schools and colleges so that they are able to promote the service to their visually impaired students.
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Swansea Glaucoma Support Group - (RNIB Cymru)Service

Meets at Singleton Hospital, Swansea. The group is coordinated by the ECLO and ABM Glaucoma Nurse Practitioner.
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Gorseinon VIP Group - (RNIB Cymru)Service

Group which meets at Gorseinon Institute from 10 am to 12 noon on the first Wednesday of the month.
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Swansea Centre VIP Group - (RNIB Cymru)Service

Group which meets 3, De La Beche Street, Swansea, from 10 am to 12 noon on the first Monday of each month.
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Mumbles VIP Group - (RNIB Cymru)Service

Group which meets at the Red Cafe, 646 Mumbles Road, Swansea from 10 am to 12 noon on the second Wednesday of each month.
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Swansea Arts & Crafts group - (RNIB Cymru)Service

Club organised by RNIB Cymru. It meets on the last Wednesday of the month from 1 pm to 3 pm at 3 De la Beche Street, Swansea.
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Swansea reading group - (RNIB Cymru)Service

A group organised by RNIB Cymru to discuss services related to audio books, and to discuss one particular book in each session. Meets at Swansea Central Library on the third Wednesday of the month from 11 am to 12 pm. Run in partnership with Swansea Central Library.
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Swansea VI Tennis Club - (RNIB Cymru)Service

The game is very much like conventional tennis though with much larger balls filled with ball bearings, making it easier to detect where the ball is coming from. Sessions take place on Thursdays from 1 pm to 2 pm at Swansea Tennis Centre.
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Swansea Theatre Group - (RNIB Cymru)Service

Theatre trips organised by RNIB's Swansea office.
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Information and Advice Workshops - (RNIB Cymru)Service

These are half-day workshops to help people with sight loss rebuild their confidence and live as independently as possible. They include 'Finding Your Feet', 'Falls Prevention' and 'Low Vision'. They take place at different venues, so please contact RNIB Cymru on the telephone number given.
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Children, Families and Young People Service - (RNIB Cymru)Service

Advice and support on education and social activities for blind and partially-sighted children and their families.
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RNIB Transitions - (RNIB Cymru)Service

Help for young people moving from school to college.
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Employment Support Service - (RNIB Cymru)Service

Help with looking for work or helping you to stay in work for people with sight loss.
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RNIB Transcriptions - (RNIB Cymru)Service

The service creates books and other print materials in all kinds of accessible formats - braille, large print, e-text, audio and tactile images.
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