Wales Council of the Blind

Advice

Definition: An agency (such as an ECLO) providing advice on appropriate and helpful courses of action.

Category: uncategorised

Credit: WCB

Source: http://www.wcb-ccd.org.uk


Services mentioning Advice

Access Unlimited - (Royal Society for Blind Children) Information

A gateway to RSBC services in Wales: Employment; Assistive Technology; Family Support; Information and Advice; Activities. In partnership with North Wales Society for the Blind, Vision Support, Wales Council of the Blind, Council for Wales of Voluntary Youth Services Council, Boys and Girls Clubs of Wales.

Age Cymru Advice Line - (Age Cymru) Helpline

Helpline for advice on money matters, benefits and entitlements, income and tax, pensions, legal issues and consumer advice.

BBS support - (Bardet-Biedl Syndrome UK) Support Group

BBSUK can help by putting you in touch with other families who are facing similar problems, by passing on advice which has helped others in the day to day management of thieir children, and by sending information which will help professionals in medical and educational fields to understand more about our special children.

Benefits & tax credits service - (Contact) Welfare benefits advice

Provide information and advice on benefits to the families of disabled children.

Benefits advice - (Alstrom Syndrome UK) Welfare benefits advice

The organisation offers help and advice with educational, social and benefit problems to people affected by Alstrom syndrome.

Blaenau Gwent VI Education Service - (SenCom Vision and Multi-Sensory Impairment Service) Education

The service works with children and young people who have a speech, language, communication need or who have a hearing, vision, or multi-sensory impairment. The teams provide a wide range of advice and intervention strategies including teaching.

Blind in Business employment support - (Blind in Business) Employment Support

Blind in Business provide a range of services aimed at assisting visually impaired graduates into employment. These include assistance with applications, practice interview sessions, advice on job hunting and help with networking.

Caerphilly VI Education Service - (SenCom Vision and Multi-Sensory Impairment Service) Education

The service works with children and young people who have a speech, language, communication needs or who have a hearing, vision, or multi-sensory impairment. The teams provide a wide range of advice and intervention strategies including teaching.

Ceredigion Association for the Blind IT Support - (Ceredigion Association for the Blind) Access technology

Our IT service provides advice, one-to-one training, short term equipment loan, and some financial support towards purchasing equipment. The service is completely free and we do not sell equipment, we just advise and support. Try before you buy: if you want to try before you buy, we can offer the loan of phones and tablets for 2 weeks. This would help you decide on the type of technology that meets your requirements and skills. We have an iPad and iPhone as well as an Android Synapptic tablet and phone.

Children, Families and Young People Service - (RNIB) Advice

Advice and support on education and social activities for blind and partially-sighted children and their families.

Citizens Advice Cymru - (Citizens Advice) Helpline

Citizens Advice Bureaux offer free, confidential, impartial and independent advice on welfare benefits, financial, consumer and relationship issues either over the phone.

Connecting Families - (Royal Society for Blind Children) Support Group

We hold monthly evening group sessions for parents and carers of vision impaired children and young people (0-25 years) which are facilitated by our team of RSBC Family Practitioners. It’s a supportive group where you will learn from the experiences of other parents and carers and in turn be able to support others with your own experiences and stories. Each month there will be a new topic covering many of the milestones and issues which parents and carers might face. It’s a safe place to share your feelings knowing others will support you. What to expect: Peer support; Empowering each other; Learning about and understanding mental health and well-being; Sharing knowledge and experience; Discussing the challenges of raising a child with a vision impairment; Open advice forum – no question is too big or too small.

Contact helpline - (Contact) Helpline

For information or advice on any aspect of caring for a disabled child, ring Contact's national freephone helpline on 0808 808 3555, Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5pm. Can help with issues such as info on your child's medical condition, sources of grants, benefits and special educational needs.

Conwy VI Education Service - (North East Wales Sensory Support Service (NEWSS)) Education

The team works with children and young people from birth to age 19. Specialist skills tuition is provided for those children and young people with a significant sensory loss with support, advice and guidance being provided for families, schools and other agencies to provide a seamless approach to meeting the needs of identified individuals.

Cymru Campaigners - (RNIB) Forum / focus group

Social group for people who like to campaign for change. It runs on alternate Fridays over Microsoft Teams, and people can join via a link for their computer or device, or join by phone, or can be dialled in for easy access. Our campaigners get together to talk about what they have been up to and give each other support and advice.  For more information, email cymrucampaigns@rnib.org.uk  or call 0303 123 999.

Deafblind UK Helpline - (Deafblind UK) Helpline

Telephone (0800 number) and text (0790 number) advice and information for Deafblind people.

Deafblind UK Wellbeing and Emotional Support - (Deafblind UK) Counselling and emotional support

Our wellbeing and emotional support service can help you through particularly difficult times. You can contact our trained staff and volunteers who are non-judgemental and experienced in helping people who are deafblind. We can contact you at regular times throughout the year to see how you’re doing and to offer any advice or support that you might need. We can also send you Christmas and birthday cards and put you in touch with other people who are in a similar position to you.

Denbighshire VI Education Service - (North East Wales Sensory Support Service (NEWSS)) Education

The team works with children and young people from birth to age 19. Specialist skills tuition is provided for those children and young people with a significant sensory loss with support, advice and guidance being provided for families, schools and other agencies to provide a seamless approach to meeting the needs of identified individuals.

Dystonia Society helpline - (The Dystonia Society) Helpline

The telephone Helpline is available Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 16:00 to deal with questions about dystonia from both members and non-members, and from healthcare professionals. Helpline staff are not medically qualified and that the Helpline cannot offer advice about an individual's treatment or provide any type of diagnosis. The service can however provide support and information on many aspects of dystonia and its management

Flintshire VI Education Service - (North East Wales Sensory Support Service (NEWSS)) Education

The team works with children and young people from birth to age 19. Specialist skills tuition is provided for those children and young people with a significant sensory loss with support, advice and guidance being provided for families, schools and other agencies to provide a seamless approach to meeting the needs of identified individuals.

Glaucoma UK Helpline - (Glaucoma UK) Helpline

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.

Independent Living Advice Line - (Disability Rights UK) Direct payments / personalised budgets

Provides advice on getting direct payments, including information on:individual budgets/personalisation; funding from social services in relation to the care needs of the disabled; the appeals process; general advice on employing personal assistants

Living made easy (website) - (Disabled Living Foundation (DLF)) Information

'Living made easy' is an impartial advice and information website about daily living equipment and other aspects of independent living for disabled people. The site includes an 'Ask Sara' section which takes you through a series of questions to identify the type of help that you need.

MACS family helpline - (MACS (Microphthalmia, Anophthalmia & Coloboma Support)) Helpline

Telephone helpline offering advice and support to parents of children born without eyes or with under-developed eyes.

Macular Society Advice and Information Line - (Macular Society) Helpline

About macular disease; diagnosis and treatment; how is macular disease diagnosed?; what to do after diagnosis; treatments; navigating the healthcare system; support for you; get involved; research; professionals; who we are; work with us; shop; advice and information.

Membership services for disabled and Deaf artists - (Disability Arts Cymru) Information

Disabled and Deaf artists, as members of Disability Arts Cymru, have access to information, advice and support throughout Wales.

Money Advice Service for disabled people - (Money Advice Service) Advice

An online resource dedicated to supporting people who become ill or disabled. The site offers a range of practical tips and free impartial advice to help people better understand their money matters when faced with a life-changing event such as a long-term health condition or disability.

Monmouthshire VI Education Service - (SenCom Vision and Multi-Sensory Impairment Service) Education

The service works with children and young people who have a speech, language, communication need or who have a hearing, vision, or multi-sensory impairment. The teams provide a wide range of advice and intervention strategies including teaching.

Monmouthshire VI Education Service - (SenCom Vision and Multi-Sensory Impairment Service) Education

The service works with children and young people who have a speech, language, communication need or who have a hearing, vision, or multi-sensory impairment. The teams provide a wide range of advice and intervention strategies including teaching.

Newport VI Education Service - (SenCom Vision and Multi-Sensory Impairment Service) Education

The service works with children and young people who have a speech, language, communication need or who have a hearing, vision, or multi-sensory impairment. The teams provide a wide range of advice and intervention strategies including teaching.

NWSB Assistive Technology - (North Wales Society of the Blind) Access technology

Our technology service enables individuals to become more independent and access information, and includes specialist training advice and guidance from an experienced tutor who will work with you through a program of individual learning aims to help you reach your personal goals. We can advise on appropriate technology or software including: accessibility options; magnification and speech software; tablet devices including the iPad and Kindle.

NWSB Resource Centre - (North Wales Society of the Blind) Resource centre

Located at 325 High Street in Bangor, the resource centre is open from 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday. The centre is an invaluable source of advice, information and practical demonstrations. They have a wide range of equipment on display ranging from magnifiers to mobile phones. Our knowledgeable staff and volunteers are on hand to demonstrate and advise on their use.

Nystagmus Network - (Nystagmus Network) Support Group

The Nystagmus Network website has a range of information about the condition. However, membership gives additional benefits such as access to experts, advice, support and discounts on NN publications.

One-to-one Drop-in Sessions - (Swansea & District Friends of the Blind) Information

One-to-one sessions for advice, support and information every Wednesday from 10am to 1pm. Location: Swansea Friends of the Blind, De La Beche Street, Swansea.

Radnorshire Association for the Blind - (Radnorshire Association for the Blind) Clubs and social groups

The group offers advice about services in the area, a Christmas meal and free summer trip.

Sense Usher Service - (Sense) Information

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.

Sight Cymru - Supporting People - (Sight Cymru) Welfare benefits advice

We can provide help and support for independent living as well as benefits advice and advocacy and help accessing their services. Assessments are carried out at the individual’s home.

Snap Cymru Helpline - (SNAP Cymru) Helpline

A helpline offering advice on issues related to education and special educational needs for children in Wales, including the statementing process.

Starting Point - (Guide Dogs) Information

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.

The Rowan Organisation Direct Payments - (The Rowan Organisation) Direct payments / personalised budgets

The Rowan Organisation provides a wide range of support services created to help you manage your Direct Payments. This can include: supporting you to decide whether to employ a Personal Assistant (PA) or to use other services; support with setting up the scheme; support with paperwork required by the scheme; support with finding and recruiting staff; providing you with information and advice on the legal requirements of being an employer.

Thrive - Get Gardening - (Thrive) Sports, arts, leisure and holidays

Thrive - Get Gardening presents Thrive's experience and expertise in gardening with a disability, which has been gathered over 30 years of helping disabled people to start or continue gardening. It contains practical information to make garden jobs easier, advice on taking care, useful hints and tips and details of the equipment and tools which will be particularly helpful. It has a section for blind & partially sighted people. If you can't find the info you need, you can phone or email us.

Torfaen VI Education Service - (SenCom Vision and Multi-Sensory Impairment Service) Education

The service works with children and young people who have a speech, language, communication need or who have a hearing, vision, or multi-sensory impairment. The teams provide a wide range of advice and intervention strategies including teaching.

VI Awareness Training - (North Wales Society of the Blind) Training

Advice and training which will help raise awareness of the needs of blind and partially sighted people in both work and social situations. The training typically includes: low vision awareness, sighted guide techniques and demonstration, eye conditions, communication skills, aids and equipment demonstrations, practical advice and guidance.

Visibly Better - (RNIB) Housing

An accreditation and advice provider to enable organisations to create accessible and attractive environments in areas such as social housing, hospitals and offices.

Visual Impairment Awareness - (Focal Point UK) Training

This course provides awareness and basic information, advice and skills on visual impairment, identifying the relevant issues and how visual impairment effects and impacts on people's lives and the professionals who work with them.

Vocaleyes Consultancy - (Vocaleyes) --uncategorised--

Audits of your current access provision for blind and partially sighted visitors (visitor experience, online and programmed events); audience advocacy sessions (reaching and growing your blind and partially sighted audiences); inclusive design workshops; advice on digital technology solutions.

Welfare & Grants Team - (Blind Veterans UK) Welfare benefits advice

The team give advice on welfare benefits.

Welfare rights advice - (Citizens Advice) Welfare benefits advice

The Citizens Advice service helps people ensure they receive appropriate benefits by providing free, independent & confidential advice. Advice can be given at local offices, outreach sites & over the phone. Home visits are available in some areas.

Works For Me - (Thomas Pocklington Trust) Employment Support

Thomas Pocklington Trust service tailored to individuals’ needs. It supports blind and partially sighted people to develop skills and provides advice to transition to the workplace, navigate the job market or further careers.

Wrexham VI Education Service - (North East Wales Sensory Support Service (NEWSS)) Education

The team works with children and young people from birth to age 19. Specialist skills tuition is provided for those children and young people with a significant sensory loss with support, advice and guidance being provided for families, schools and other agencies to provide a seamless approach to meeting the needs of identified individuals.

Library records mentioning Advice

Access to hotels for guide dogs owners & other blind & partially sighted people Guidance - [Library Type]

This guide provides information relating to access for guide dog owners to hotels, bed and breakfasts, etc. It sets out the legislative duties that owners and staff have under the Equality Act 2010 which specifically requires entry to these premises for guide dogs. It also provides tips and advice for owners, managers and staff on how to make their premises more accessible, how to communicate and assist guide dog owners, & contact details for more information.

Dementia and sensory loss: Sight loss Guidance - [Library Type]

Advice for social care professionals on how to recognise sight loss in people with dementia.

Guidelines for the design of accessible information and communication technology systems Guidance - [Library Type]

These Guidelines are written for designers of information and communication technology (ICT) and provide advice and recommendations on accessibility issues for all types of disabilities.

Lighting in and Around your Home: a guide to better lighting for people with sight loss. Leaflet - [Library Type]

This publication explains how to improve lighting to meet the needs of people with sight loss. A reduction in the provision of professional advice and support services in recent years has led to an increased need for self-help, to ensure that people can live independently and safely in their own homes. While earlier editions of the Guide were aimed largely at frontline professionals, such as housing and support staff, home improvement agency staff, vision rehabilitation officers (ROVIs), eye clinic liaison officers (ECLOs) and occupational therapists (OTs), this edition is also written for people with sight loss and their family members and friends.

National Minimum Standards for Care Homes for Older People - Supplementary Guidance - Visual Impairment Guidance - [Library Type]

This supplementary guidance to the National Minimum Standards for Older People provides additional advice to inspectors when interpreting the relevant standards for visually impaired people.

Sight Loss: What we needed to know Guidance - [Library Type]

Information and advice to people with sight loss, by people with lived experience of sight loss.

When your partner becomes visually impaired - helpful insights & coping strategies Leaflet - [Library Type]

Help and advice for partners of vi people - some is specific to people in the States, but there is also information of more general interest.