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WCB supports call for more Rehabilitation Officers for Vision Impairment

A rehabilitation officer for vision impairment (ROVI) can transform the life of a person with sight loss, although there currently are not enough people providing this vital service in Wales. WCB estimates that at least 45 ROVIs are needed, but currently only 34 are in post, meaning that access to a ROVI is something of a postcode lottery.

We are supporting RNIB Cymru’s Manifesto for the Welsh Parliament/Senedd Election this May. This calls for the next Welsh Government to take action to address five key issues affecting vision impaired people:

RNIB Cymru has prepared a template letter which you can use to contact your Senedd representative asking them to commit to these actions. You can complete it online here.

If you think a ROVI could help you, you should contact your Local Authority in the first instance. If you're struggling to access rehabilitation we'd like to hear from you. Feel free to contact Wales Council of the Blind on 02920 473 954.


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