RNIB Connect Cymru Telephone Groups
RNIB Connect Cymru's telephone groups continue to meet. The latest changes are that a new Newport Valleys Phone Group has started, and the Campaigns Group and LGBT+ Group are not running at the moment.
The current schedule is:
- Gardening Group (Wales and South West England): meets fortnightly on Tuesdays, 11am to 12pm.
- Monthly Book Club: second Tuesday from 2pm to 3pm
- Fiction Book Club, first Tuesday of the month at 4.30 pm.
- Non-fiction book group, fourth Monday of the month at 4.30 pm.
- Art Club UK: every Monday 11am to 12pm
- Blind and partially sighted parents support group: second Wednesday of the month from 1pm to 2pm
- Powys social group: Fortnightly on Thursdays from 2pm to 3pm
- Crafters Chat group: Mondays from 2pm to 3pm
- Rusty Welsh speakers: meets fortnightly on Wednesdays, 10.30 am.
- Listening book group, third Thursday of the month from 2pm to 3pm.
- Sports Chat, third Tuesday of the month from 2pm to 3pm.
- TV and Film Group: Fortnightly on Wednesdays from 2pm to 3pm
- Women with Vision (for young blind or partially sighted women in Wales and the South West from diverse cultural backgrounds), first Thursday on the month from 1pm to 2pm
- Wales and South West Working Age Group video calls (aged 18 to 50 years): fortnightly on Thursdays from 6.30 pm - 8 pm.
- South Wales Valleys Phone Group: every Friday from 2pm to 3pm.
- Newport Valleys Phone Group: every Thursday from 2 pm to 3 pm
- Mission Ambition: Every Wednesday afternoon, 2pm to 3pm.
- Tech Talk and Support phone group: Every Monday, 11.30am to 12.30pm.
- Southwest Quiz: Wednesdays from 7pm to 8pm.
One-to-one calls: In addition to the telephone groups, RNIB Cymru have a small number of volunteers who have been trained to be telephone befrienders. They can call isolated blind and partially sighted people once a week, for a friendly chat with someone who is prepared to listen and be supportive. Please contact any of the community connection coordinators to find out more.
Posted on the 15th of November 2023