Sight Cymru

Description: Provides services and support for people with sight loss in South and West Wales. Formerly Sight Support and previously known as Gwent Association for the Blind. In addition to listed services they run various events throughout the year such as coffee mornings, Annual Expo, i-Sight conference etc and have a specialist knowledge about people with Sight Loss and Learning Disabilities and those from different ethnicities who are at greater risk of sight loss.

Weblink: http://www.sightcymru.org.uk

Tel: 01495 763650

Email: postman@sightcymru.org.uk

Category: Third/voluntary Sector


Services Provided

Welfare benefits (Supporting people) - (Sight Cymru)Service

Welfare rights assistance to visually impaired people in the area. Will carry out the interview at the individual's home.
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Welfare benefits - (Sight Cymru)Service

Welfare rights assistance to vision impaired people in several regions. Assessments are done at someone's home or office, and the service is to help complete forms, find supporting evidence and assistance to take to tribunal if necessary.
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Rehabilitation workers - (Sight Cymru)Service

Rehabilitation officers can give people with sight problems the skills and confidence that they need to stay independent, including help getting about, communication, lighting, using magnifiers and special equipment in the home.
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Barry Club for the Blind - (Sight Cymru)Service

A social group that meet locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment.
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Cowbridge Club - (Sight Cymru)Service

A social group that meet locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment.
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Penarth Club for the Blind - (Sight Cymru)Service

A social group that meet locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment.
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Penarth Book Club - (Sight Cymru)Service

A social group that locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments, other entertainment.
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Young Persons Club - (Sight Cymru)Service

This is an activity club for people who have a vision impairment and their siblings, age 18 to 50 years. The club meets to see a film, go for a walk, take a trip and many other activities and create friendships. People with other disabilities as well as sight are made welcome.
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Sight Cymru Gardening Club - (Sight Cymru)Service

This gardening club meets twice monthly in Pontypool. Contact Becs Harris on the number given below.
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Children's Club - (Sight Cymru)Service

This is an activity club for children who have a vision impairment and their siblings, aged four to sixteen years. The club meets every fortnight on a Saturday to try out new activities, have fun and create friendships. Members of the club take part in a range of activities, including a Chocolate Making Workshop, Swimming, Arts and Crafts, Dry Slope Ski-ing and lots of other activities. Parents are able to network, get information and advice whilst the children enjoy themselves.
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Newport VI Club - (Sight Cymru)Service

Meets alternate Thursdays in Newport. A friendly social club for vision impaired people. Lunch, talks and activities.
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Blackwood VI Club - (Sight Cymru)Service

Fleur De Lis Community Hall. Meets alternate Mondays. A friendly club for vision impaired people. Talks and activities.
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Abergavenny VI Club - (Sight Cymru)Service

Meets alternate Mondays at Holy Trinity Church, Abergavenny. A friendly social club for vision impaired people. Talks and activities.
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Risca Club - (Sight Cymru)Service

Meets alternate Wednesdays at Dan Y Graig Church. A friendly club for vision impaired people. Talks and activities.
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Short Walk Group - (Sight Cymru)Service

Meets monthly at Bradbury House, Park Buildings, Pontypool. A friendly social club for vision impaired people. Short walks in the local and surrounding areas.
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Caldicot Luncheon Club - (Sight Cymru)Service

Meets alternate Tuesdays at the Haywain, Caldicot. A friendly social club for vision impaired people. For more information, contact Becs Harris 01495 763650.
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Newport (Royal Gwent) Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (Sight Cymru)Service

Two full-time ECLOs based at Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport. 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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Abergavenny Nevill Hall Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (Sight Cymru)Service

ECLO based at Nevill Hall hospital. 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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Ystrad Mynach Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (Sight Cymru)Service

ECLO based at Ystrad Mynach (Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr) hospital. 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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Sight Cymru Information Service - (Sight Cymru)Service

Information on the latest treatments, technology and services in your area.
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Austin Friars Treatment Centre Newport (ECLO) - (Sight Cymru)Service

Provides emotional support and information for individuals attending the Lucentis injection clinic at Specsavers in Unit 2 Austin Friars, Newport.
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Sight Cymru Resource Centre - (Sight Cymru)Service

A comprehensive resource centre with aids for everyday living. Includes mobile phones, talking clocks and watches, large print diaries, calendars etc. Also lots of aids and adaptations that you can use for your own home without spending money. Dual sensory loss aids also available.
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Sight Cymru Training - (Sight Cymru)Service

Qualified staff to provide awareness training to volunteers, carers, nursing staff, GPs, businesses etc. A course that shows you how to understand the perspective of a vision impaired person and how to approach, guide and leave a vision impaired person.
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Specialist Worker Training - (Sight Cymru)Service

Professional training aimed at Rehabilitation officers, Social workers, nursing staff, Optometrists etc. Includes talks from specialist consultants on a variety of eye related topics and networking opportunities.
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Computer, IT and Technology Training - (Sight Cymru)Service

Keep up to date and learn how to use computers, IT and other assistive technology.
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Counselling and Emotional Support - (Sight Cymru)Service

Provides confidential support and information to people who, because of sight loss, are experiencing emotional difficulties. The service is available face-to-face in the clients own home or by telephone.
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Sight Cymru Talking News - (Sight Cymru)Service

Free audio player and weekly news and magazines on audio. For more information contact Stacey Morris on the number below.
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Sight Cymru Short Breaks - (Sight Cymru)Service

Day trips to various locations.
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Sight Life Forum (for BME) - (Sight Cymru)Service

Support group for people from a minority (BME) community who have sight loss, or care for someone with sight loss. The group meets on a monthly basis to share experiences, learn new things and suggest ways of improving services.
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Telephone Befriending - Ringaround - (Sight Cymru)Service

A regular phone call from a visually impaired volunteer helping to keep someone up to date with things going on in the wider world.
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