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Sailing adventures - (Jubilee Sailing Trust)Service

The Jubilee Sailing Trust offers disabled people the chance to sail on their tall ships. Day sails or longer voyages are available.
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Sight Cymru Short Breaks - (Sight Cymru)Service

Day trips to various locations.
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Social events - (Carmarthenshire County Blind Society)Service

The Llanelli Blind Club provides social events throughout the year including one or two outings per year plus a dinner for upwards of 80/100 members. There is also a Christmas dinner at a local hotel.
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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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Swansea Theatre Group - (RNIB Cymru)Service

Theatre trips organised by RNIB's Swansea office.
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Sane Emotional Support - (Sane)Service

SANE provides emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including families, friends and carers. Their mental health support services are completely confidential. Whatever your problems or concerns, you will receive non-judgemental emotional support. Their professional staff and trained volunteers have specialist mental health knowledge; they can help you consider options for support that address your individual circumstances.
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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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South Wales Retina UK Group - (Retina UK)Service

Retina UK volunteers run a number of Local Groups in towns across the UK. These enable people with RP to socialise and support each other as well as raise funds and run events on our behalf.
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Support & mentoring - (Society of Visually Impaired Lawyers (SoVIL))Service

Provides support for visually impaired people working in the legal profession, including a student mentoring scheme. They also share information/knowledge about IT solutions to information gathering; accessing printed material and legal material in alternative formats.
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Support for parents of children with Rb - (Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT))Service

The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT) is there to help you through the difficult period of diagnosis and treatment of your child and beyond, offering support throughout their teenage years and into adulthood.
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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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Seeing Ear on-line library - (Seeing Ear)Service

The Seeing Ear is a registered charity which provides an online library for visually impaired & print disabled people in the UK. This unique service is available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week and is completely free to its members. Teachers, parents & carers can join on behalf of somebody with a visual impairment/print disability. It hosts a fiction section for both children and adults, a non fiction section, and caters for schools.
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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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Self-directed support - (The Shaw Trust)Service

The Trust will help you to manage your direct payment/personal budget and to use this money to organise personal support. They will help you find, employ and manage your personal assistants.
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Swansea Direct Payments - (Swansea Social Services)Service

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support. Agency used: Compass Independent Living.
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Sense Usher Service - (Sense UK)Service

The Sense Usher Service specialises in the field of Usher syndrome and supports people with Usher, their families and professionals. Support covers advice, assessments, training, mentoring and professional support.
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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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Starting Point - (Guide Dogs)Service

An on-line resource written by five expert organisations to give parents the information, support and guidance they need at the time of their child's sight loss diagnosis. While it is not a substitute for information and advice from a medial professional, Starting Point is a gateway to invaluable information and support.
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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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Sensory Awareness Training - (Wales Council for Deaf People)Service

Our Sensory Loss Awareness training is primarily aimed at people likely to come into contact with people with sensory loss within their working lives. The aim being to improve their awareness of the difficulties and barriers people with sensory loss encounter interacting within unfamiliar environments where communication and other difficulties are often experienced.
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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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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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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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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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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 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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Swansea Friends of the Blind - trips and outings - (Swansea & District Friends of the Blind)Service

The organisation arranges outings for people who are registered blind in Swansea.
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Swansea Green Bowls Group - (Swansea Green Bowls Group)Service

Group which meets weekly at the indoor bowls stadium at Landore, 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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Shooting Club - (Bridgevis (Bridgend & District VI society))Service

Shooting Club for blind and partially sighted people in Bridgend. Using a sound signal to indicate how close to the target the aim is, it is usable for people with total sight loss.
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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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Stepney Centre for VI - (Carmarthenshire County Blind Society)Service

Demonstrations of Dolphin computer systems and CCTV Electronic Magnification by Enhanced Vision and Optilec.
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Swansea Vale Resource Centre - (Swansea Social Services)Service

Swansea Social Services have a Resource Centre of equipment for people with sensory loss, offering an opportunity to trial equipment for suitability before purchasing from providers.
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Sightline - (International Glaucoma Association)Service

Telephone and email helpline for practical help and advice about glaucoma and emotional support. The line is open Mon - Fri: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm. After office hours, an answerphone is in operation, where you can leave a message and they will ring you back.
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Sjorgren's Syndrome helpline - (British Sjogren's Syndrome Association (BSSA))Service

A telephone helpline for advice about this condition.
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Snap Cymru Helpline - (SNAP Cymru)Service

A helpline offering advice on issues related to education and special educational needs for children in Wales, including the statementing process.
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Swansea Mobility Specialist - (Swansea Council Education Department)Service

Swansea Council has a member of staff qualified to provide mobility training to vi children in a school environment. The contact is Cherrie Neal.
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Swansea Rehabilitation Officer Visual Impairment (ROVI) - (Swansea Social Services)Service

A ROVI assists someone regain skills they may have lost through sight problems and helps them re-learn to do things they could previously do for themselves.
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Swansea Qualified teacher of the visually impaired (QTVI) - (Swansea Council Education Department)Service

Swansea Council has teachers who are qualified to teach visually impaired children. The contact is Cherrie Neal.
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Swansea Specialist Social Worker (VI) - (Swansea Social Services)Service

Help to protect vulnerable visually impaired people to live more successfully within their local communities by helping them find solutions to their problems.
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