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vi people what they are entitled to from their local vision rehabilitation service and should give them the confidence to ask for vision rehabilitation when it is needed.
visual impairment in equestrianism. It also provides recommendations on how they can adapt their equestrian opportunities to make them more suitable for VI people.
club network to ensure a greater knowledge of VI Archery and VI Shooting and help enhance opportunities for more V I people to take part in these exhilarating sports.
A guide to visually impaired-friendly sport Library ItemThis guide has been created with the specific purpose to assist anyone who is delivering sport and physical activities with support, ideas and guidance on how to include people with a visual impairment. This resource is all about helping sport providers to be VI friendly through their provision of activities, training, resources and support.
clubs and sight loss organisations to work in partnership, as well as offering guidance for those who are in the initial stages of considering accessible and inclusive sport.
clubs and sight loss organisations to work in partnership, as well as offering guidance for those who are in the initial stages of considering accessible and inclusive sport.
VI children by GVIS in Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport and Torfaen.
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.
grant; provide a ‘cost of living’ update for the value of ATW grant payments; fast track applicants who know what support they need.
Accessible Health Information Library ItemPresentation to Wales Eyecare Conference 2023
Addressing a Workforce Crisis in Wales Library ItemThis report stresses the fact that the ROVI is the only qualified worker to make an assessment of need in the case of people with sight loss and to deliver specific interventions. The cost benefits are known from research: rehabilitation interventions have been shown to remove the need for continual and costly support from other social care services and health.
social care and so enables better partnership working and a smooth transition for the person with sight loss. It is a process map describing how the principles of best-practice can be applied to service delivery for adults with sight loss. Word version is at www.vision2020uk.org.uk/UKVisionstrategy.
All-Wales standards for accessible communication and information for people with sensory loss Library ItemUnder the Equality Act 2010 there is a legal duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure equality of access to healthcare services for disabled people. Public bodies need to take positive action so that all access and communication needs are met. The document sets out the standards of service delivery that people with sensory loss should expect when they access healthcare. These standards apply to adults, young people and children.
Arts in Wales and Visual Impairment Survey Report Library ItemThe present survey of arts and visual impairment complements work already done by WCB in the field of sport and leisure. Its purpose is to inform the planning of services and to encourage their improvement and expansion by identifying the ways in which visually impaired people currently make use of the arts, and the ways in which arts providers include visually impaired people.
Benefits, concessions and registration Library ItemA guide to the practical and financial support available to help you and the benefits of certification and registration.
via its pilot project on Service to People with Visual Impairment, affords the Council the opportunity to help develop the concept of Best Value and adopt a co-ordinated approach to the delivery of all services to people with a visual impairment. This approach is intended to lead to improvements in efficiency, effectiveness and economy for the user as well as ensuring equal and equitable access to services. Report conducted by BCBC with Wales Council for the Blind.
optometry practices, GPs, hospitals and local health authorities, leading to more efficient and joined up eye care services. It argues that use of technology will enable more accurate information to be gathered than is possible using existing, paper-based systems.
Britain's Eye Health in Focus: A snapshot of consumer attitudes and behaviour towards eye health Library ItemReport based on a survey carried out by YouGov in 2012. It looks at the public's attitudes to issues such as sight tests, and knowledge of issues such as the causes of common eye health conditions.
Bus Driver leaflet - myth buster! Library ItemInformation produced by Bridgevis to give bus drivers an awareness of the issues faced by visually impaired people when trying to use bus services. (It is included in the Transport edition of Roundup, number 13 – Summer 2013, pages 8-9.)
Bus travel in Wales Library ItemWales Council of the Blind and members of the Welsh Rehabilitation Officers Forum received concerns from people with sight loss about applying / renewing their disabled person’s bus pass and/or companion pass.
disabled people in Wales.
Cataracts (RNIB Understanding series) Library ItemDescription, causes, treatment (removal), complications, recovery after surgery for cataracts.
CHARGE Family Support Group Newsletter Library ItemThe newsletter of the CHARGE Family Support Group gives information to families and carers of individuals with CHARGE Syndrome.
Charge Information Pack for Practitioners Library ItemA new comprehensive information pack which offers 28 in-depth factsheets about the many aspects of living with CHARGE syndrome.
Choosing central heating controls and saving energy Library ItemGuide for people with sight loss.
Optometrists & The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, which aims to to help those designing and commissioning eye care improve the value of their services for adults with low vision.
Optometrists & The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, which aims to to help those designing and commissioning eye care improve the value of their services for people with age-related macular degeneration.
Commissioning better eye care - Glaucoma Library ItemClinical commissioning guidance from The College of Optometrists & The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, which aims to to help those designing and commissioning eye care improve the value of their services for people with glaucoma.
Commissioning better eye care - urgent eye care Library ItemClinical commissioning guidance from The College of Optometrists & The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, which aims to to help those designing and commissioning eye care improve the value of their services for people with an urgent eye condition. This is defined as any eye condition that is of recent onset and is distressing or is believed by the patient, carer or referring health professional to present an imminent threat to vision or general health.
Communications Report no. 1 - Computer Technology Library ItemThe new section of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) dealing with the provision of information came into force in autumn 1999. With this in mind we carried out a survey of the existence of accessible information strategies in local authorities.
v.i. people. As explained in the first report, we are particularly anxious to examine what is available outside full-time education and employment.
v.i. people. The subject for this report was selected as we believe that this will prove useful in developing services across Wales. This is a field where changes are moving quickly and it is likely that improvements have been made. However, our recommendations will still apply to many authorities.
outcomes within 11 areas: Facilitating an Inclusive World; Sensory Development; Communication; Literacy; Habilitation: Orientation and Mobility; Habilitation: Independent Living Skills; Accessing information; Technology; Health: Social, Emotional, Mental and Physical Wellbeing; Social, Sports and Leisure; Preparing for Adulthood.
Dementia and sensory loss: Sight loss Library ItemAdvice for social care professionals on how to recognise sight loss in people with dementia.
rehabilitation services which fall under the statutory responsibility of local authorities.
Disabled Children's Service - Information Directory Library ItemA leaflet summarising the services available to disabled children and their parents/carers in Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council.
Driving & glaucoma Library ItemThe leaflet includes information on when to report glaucoma to the DVLA, the tests that the DVLA will ask the applicant to take, what to expect from the tests and from the testing optometrist (optician). Additional information includes clarification on the testing conditions for the visual field test and the fact that up to three visual fields can be taken, with the DVLA accepting the best result.
Dry Eye (RNIB Understanding series) Library ItemDescription, causes, diagnosis, and treatment for dry eye.
Effective Communication & Breaking Bad News Library ItemPresentation to Wales Eyecare Conference 2023
Emotional Support (Starting Out) Library ItemThis booklet is about recognising and dealing with the emotions that can come from losing your sight, whether recently or long ago. There are ideas about ways you might deal with these, including counselling and emotional support, as well as alternatives such as peer support and befriending services.
Eye Care Statistics for Wales 2012 - 13 Library ItemThe report provides a summary of currently provided eye care services in the context of poor eye health being a common and growing problem in Wales and presents data which is available from a routine administrative source. These statistics will help monitor delivery of current services and shape future plans for improving services nationally and locally. More specifically they will provide much of the evidence from which a new Eye Health Care Plan for Wales is being developed and will be monitored and evaluated.
diabetes-related eye conditions.
Eye examinations for people with dementia Library ItemThis factsheet provides information on eye examinations for people with dementia. It will be useful for people with dementia, their families, carers and professionals.
Eyelid Problems Library ItemLeaflet giving information about Blepharitis, an inflammation of the eyelids.
Floaters and flashers Library ItemDescription of the conditions, their effects and treatment options.
Framework for action on independent living Library ItemThe aims of the Framework for Action are:- to set out a positive vision for disabled people in Wales in the challenging context of recession and the UK Government’s programme of welfare reform, combined with public expenditure cuts; to challenge stereotypes and negative attitudes; to bring together for the first time a strategic approach to disability in Wales bringing together issues that have previously been dealt with separately; - to set out what the Welsh Government is doing across portfolios to promote an inclusive and enabling society; and to highlight the key roles of local delivery partners and stakeholders.
disabled people to enjoy gardening) have various publications about gardening for people with sight loss which can be purchased via their website. Topics covered include growing food and growing in containers.
Give me access to college: Blind and partially sighted students locked out of post 16 education Library ItemOur findings have shown a lack of available support for blind and partially sighted students in post-16 settings. The SEND review provides the Government with the perfect opportunity to review this and to ensure that we have a post-16 education provision and support that enables blind and partially sighted people to have equal access to education.
Glaucoma (RNIB Understanding series) Library ItemDescription, risks, types, management, and coping strategies for glaucoma.
Growing Up & Moving On Library ItemAnecdotal evidence suggests that some young visually impaired (VI) people may have a good level of education but lack independence and life skills needed to move onto the next phase of their lives. Reports from some individuals reflect that there is a lack of information about services and entitlements, lack of skills training and lack of support. This report presents a picture of how VI specialist services are addressing the mobility, independent living and social skills needs of children and young people. It maps habilitation, specialist social work and LEA support across Wales.
Guidelines for the design of accessible information and communication technology systems Library ItemThese Guidelines are written for designers of information and communication technology (ICT) and provide advice and recommendations on accessibility issues for all types of disabilities.
Help from Social Services (Starting Out) Library ItemThis guide explains the help you can get from social services to continue leading an independent life if you’re affected by sight loss. This help and support – often called ‘community care’ or ‘social care’ – can include specialist help for blind and partially sighted people, as well as help for anyone who looks after you. (England-focused).
holidays, play and leisure for disabled children, including details of useful contacts.
How Accessible is Access to Work in Wales? Library ItemThe report makes a number of recommendations which the Department for Work and Pensions needs to address and report on to ensure that Access to Work is accessible for those who need it.
Access to Work applicants and recipients at the different stages of the process. The report also references the previous report, highlighting where changes have been made and where concerns remain 3 years on. This report highlights the previous 5 themes that emerged from focus group discussion and case studies: contact with clients; provision of information; advisor skills and knowledge; assessments; and payments, reviews and personalised budgets.
How to use eye drops Library ItemEasy-read factsheet on how to apply eye drops.
In Sight: A review of the visual impairment sector Library ItemThe number of people that will experience some form of sight loss is set to double between now and 2050. Many doubt the capacity of the healthcare system to manage this surge in demand. Yet there does not seem to be any sense of crisis or urgency. Why is this? This report aims to do several things: highlight and explain potentially under-researched and underfunded issues in visual impairment; add to the debate surrounding visual impairment and draw out key themes; identify what works to tackle problems; and identify gaps in funding and opportunities for funders.
vision impairment for parents and carers of children and young people with a vision impairment.
Lighting in and Around your Home: a guide to better lighting for people with sight loss. Library ItemThis 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.
Macular Society Newsletters (Wales) Library ItemMacular Society offers services and support in Wales. These newsletters inform readers of what's available. There are North Wales and South Wales editions in most instances.
Making an entrance: Colour, contrast and design of entrances to homes of people with sight loss Library ItemA checklist which has been prepared using views and experiences of visually impaired people, housing professionals, local authority officials, access consultants, architects and manufacturers. It pinpoints key areas which cause problems for visually impaired people when entering their homes and offers hints and tips on how to address these issues.
Making Independent Travellers - Mobility Service Library ItemLeaflet describing how the GVIS mobility service can help vi children in Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport and Torfaen.
Making the Most of Your Sight (Starting Out) Library ItemMany people with sight loss have some useful vision which they can use day to day. This leaflet aims to give you lots of tips and ideas about how you can make the most of your sight.
VI engages in (as measured by PAEE) has a positive significant relationship with emotional state – that is, the child’s emotional wellbeing. This finding points to multiple positive future outcomes for engaging and maintaining CYP-VI within sport and physical activity environments. Similarly, data highlight that CYP-VI spend a substantial amount of their free time engaged in sedentary activities, which has been demonstrated in numerous populations to have negative effects upon health-related outcomes, quality of life, and even life expectancy.
National Minimum Standards for Care Homes for Older People - Supplementary Guidance - Visual Impairment Library ItemThis supplementary guidance to the National Minimum Standards for Older People provides additional advice to inspectors when interpreting the relevant standards for visually impaired people.
Network Wales Library ItemNetwork Wales is the fortnightly magazine created by WCVA for its members, jammed full of the latest information for the third sector.
Nystagmus (RNIB Understanding series) Library ItemDescription, effects, medical investigations, and coping strategies for nystagmus.
Open Hand Magazine Library ItemOpen Hand is our quarterly magazine. It contains articles and information that are tailored specifically to people with dual sensory loss. There are very few publications designed for this specific market and so Open Hand gives its readers valuable information that they may not otherwise have known and reminds readers about Deafblind UK's support services.
Personal Independence Payment - information for parents of disabled children in England & Wales Library ItemGuide for parents of disabled children in England and Wales on how to claim PIP as a young person.
Perspectif Update - June 2023 Library ItemGuide, aimed at Low Vision Service Wales practitioners, on the use of WCB's Perspectif Portal
Physical Activity and Vision Rehabilitation Library ItemA guide for Vision Rehabilitation Workers supporting blind and partially sighted adults through physical activity.
Preventing avoidable sight loss : developing an evidence base to build better eye care services Library ItemThis guide introduces RNIB’s work to develop evidence-based eye health interventions. It provides an overview of: RNIB’s research into the barriers and enablers that affect access to primary & secondary eye care services; the key recommendations from an evidence review examining the effectiveness of intervention strategies to address inequalities in eye health care; the five key areas you can address to improve access to, and design of, local eye care services; the CEP pilot interventions, which seek to improve eye health for groups at an increased risk of sight loss.
Providing excellent services for blind and partially sighted people: A guide for local authorities Library ItemThis guide is designed to help local authorities to provide high quality services that meet the needs of blind and partially sighted adults. To do so, we have used feedback from people with sight loss about their needs to inform what are the key elements of high quality social care. Based on this, the guide shows how provision of effective services for blind and partially sighted adults plays a critical role for local authorities in meeting social care and other public policy objectives.
Reading (Confident Living) Library ItemThis booklet explains the different formats you can get information in such as large print, audio and braille. As well as how to use lighting and technology like magnifiers and eBooks.
Reading Sight Report Library ItemThe report has been developed to support all those working in library services to develop their knowledge and understanding of how best to support people with visual impairment and sight loss in their communities.
Reading with Confidence: a report on the provision of electronic pocket magnifiers for children with sight problems in Wales Library ItemVisually impaired children and young people across Wales have access to The Low Vision Scheme which provides low vision aids, free of charge. There are 170 accredited high street optometrists and dispensing opticians located across Wales who offer low vision aid assessments free of charge. Under the scheme currently, only low tech low vision aids (such as optical magnifiers) are available. There is a growing concern that children and young people are not using their optical magnifiers, mainly because of their distasteful designs and limited magnification capabilities.
Registering visual impairment as a disability Library ItemA group of documents giving guidance on the CVI and Referral letter. Applies to England, although documents state that the Welsh government was consulted in their production.
Rehabilitation for people with sight loss in Wales Library ItemIn recent years, we have seen a decline in the number of vision rehabilitation officers in Wales. As a result, many blind and partially sighted people are failing to receive the vision rehabilitation support that they need in a timely manner. This crucial support reduces the pressure on other services such as health and wider social care services. We are already under-resourced in this field and there are no clear plans for workforce renewal. With the number of blind and partially sighted people expecting to increase by 32% by 2030 and double by 2050 this situation will worsen dramatically if no action is taken. It is essential that local authorities invest in this workforce now. This paper outlines the problem in more detail and asks that Local Authority Social Care departments address the situation as a matter of urgency.
Retinal Detachment (RNIB Understanding series) Library ItemDescription, causes, symptoms, prevention, and treatment of retinal detachment.
Road to Nowhere Library ItemAn investigation into the problems faced by bus passengers who are blind or partially sighted and the isolation caused.
Roundup Library ItemRoundup is a quarterly newsletter produced by Wales Council of the Blind. It is distributed to over 1200 individuals and professionals working in the field of vision impairment.
Sensory Loss in the Adult Population in Wales Library ItemThis report addresses the needs of people with sensory loss to ensure that they are recognised across the spectrum of public services, and so that when services are reconfigured in Wales, their needs can be met.
Services for children with a visual impairment Library Item
Services for people with a sensory loss Library ItemLeaflet describing the services provided by the Rhondda Cynon Taff Sensory Services team to adults and children in the county.
Setting Priorities for Eye Research Final Report Library ItemReport identifying priorities for sight loss research in the UK, based on the results of a survey of patients, relatives, carers and eye health professionals and a prioritisation exercise.
Shopping (Confident Living) Library ItemFinding where to shop, choosing what to buy and paying for it can be challenging if you’re losing or have lost your sight. In this guide, you can get some tips on how to adapt your shopping habits and read about the services which are available for people with sight loss.
hemianopia following stroke - the loss of half of the visual field in the same side of each eye.
referral, and suggest how services provided by general practices can be made more accessible for older people with sight loss.
Sight Loss UK 2012 - the latest evidence Library ItemSight loss UK is an annual evidence review based on 45 key indicators that show us what life is like for people with experience of sight loss, their carers and those at risk of sight loss. This data summary provides professionals working in the sight loss sector with the latest evidence related to the lives of people with sight loss and clear information about the factors affecting people at risk of sight loss. The report includes indicators on the following topics: people living with sight loss and those at risk of sight loss; cost of sight loss; preventing avoidable sight loss; supporting independent living; creating an inclusive society; global sight loss.
Sight Loss: What we needed to know Library ItemInformation and advice to people with sight loss, by people with lived experience of sight loss.
Sight tests at home Library ItemIf you are unable to visit a high street optician by yourself because you have a physical or mental disability, then this leaflet sets out how to arrange for a sight test in your own home.
Starting Point Library ItemThis leaflet has been written by a collaboration of organisations who support children and families. It will introduce you to the help and support you may want as the parents and carers of a child with a vision impairment.
rehabilitation support they need to develop and maintain independence and live safely. This report defines three important and key factors: 1. A model of Rehabilitation which should be uniformly available across Wales; 2. An overview of current provision; and 3. Recommendations to implement.
children and young people with a vision impairment (CYPVI), to highlight areas of ongoing concern and to seek a way forward from the Welsh Government. A previous version of this paper was produced in March 2017.
outcomes for children and young people with vision impairment. It was produced by the University of Birmingham.
Technology (Confident Living) Library ItemIf you have sight loss, and little or no experience with technology, this guide can help you. You will discover the basics about computers, tablets and smartphones and how to get online. You’ll also be able to learn about magnifiers and the accessibility features of TVs and radios.
service users, volunteers and staff towards telebefriending; describes the challenges and opportunities facing this kind of service; highlights issues relevant to commissioners and providers of services; suggests future research questions.
Tennis Any Body Library ItemThis tennis resource, developed by the Tennis Federation now know under the LTA, helps players, coaches and tournament organisers support people with a visual impairment within tennis sessions and activities. The extensive resource provides recommendations from making tennis sessions accessible to the rules of VI tennis and understanding sight classifications. The resource also provides information on organisations who support the sport further.
young people and children.
Visual Impairment (VI), and related issues. Based on research in England, but findings are applicable tot he rest of the UK.
The Role of Eye Clinic Liaison Officers Library ItemThe need for information and support at the time of diagnosis has long been recognised and although patchy has been undertaken informally by a range of individuals from ophthalmic nurses, local society's workers and unpaid volunteers. A number of roles have evolved to provide this support and onward referrals to other agencies such as social services including that of the qualified Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO). However, to date there has been no formal evaluation of the impact of this role on patients and eye clinics or of cost effectiveness.
The State of the Nation - Eye health 2016 Library ItemThis report contains facts and figures on the UK's health, and gives the data and insight that commissioners, policy makers, service providers and professionals working in the health, care and voluntary sectors need in order to make a difference.
disability. It covers looking for work, the recruitment process, being in a job and can tell you about the different types of support available to you at each of these stages. Learning about your rights and the support you are entitled to will help you make the most of every opportunity at the beginning of your career.
Time to Focus Library ItemThis report finds that, although the UK's ageing population means that the most prevalent eye conditions are becoming more common, research for new treatments and cures is desperately under-funded. The detailed, 124-page report includes a wide range of statistics including figures for Wales.
Plan sets out a range of key actions to improve the eye health of all children and adults in Wales, with specific, targeted support for those most vulnerable to eye health issues and sight loss. The Plan focuses on opportunities for Health Boards and Local Government to work with the Third Sector and other partners to plan, co-ordinate and deliver services for people living within their local communities.
visually impaired people to get around as independently as possible.
Top Tips for Taxi Drivers Library ItemBrief list which tells taxi drivers how to assist their vision impaired passengers (whether or not they are guide dog users).
Rehabilitation course can help to address the shortage of trained Vision Rehabilitation Specialists in Wales. The apprenticeship model, as used in England, would offer a cost-effective way of getting people trained up when demand for new officers is anticipated. This paper was submitted as a case for inclusion of the role of the VRS within the apprenticeship scheme in Wales.
Training Needs Analysis for the Rehabilitation Officers for Visually Impaired People in Wales 2010 Library ItemThe introduction of the National Occupational Standards for Sensory Impairment Workers and the resulting Qualification Credit Framework will make it possible to measure the services provided by ROVIs and so establish a continuous professional development programme aimed at raising the standard of rehabilitation services available to visually impaired people in Wales.
Transitions Service in Wales Support for young people aged between 14-25 who are blind or partially sighted Library ItemDescribes the support offered by RNIB Cymru to young people who are moving through school to education and work.
Travel (Confident Living) Library ItemWalking to shops, catching a bus, train, taxi or going on holiday can be challenging when you have sight loss. In this leaflet, you'll find information about travel services and the assistance that’s available, along with useful tips to help you get out and about confidently.
Turned Out 2022 Library Item'Turned Out 2022' reports that only one in five of the blind and partially sighted people who responded were able to vote independently and in secret. There seems to have been little progress in tackling issues familiar from previous elections, such as inadequate staff training, provision of information in inaccessible formats, and lack of accessible voting aids.
Vision care for stroke survivors Library ItemThe research findings identify the types of visual conditions that occur following stroke, the impact this can have on stroke survivors and recommendations for provision of eye care following stroke.
Charles Bonnet Syndrome, its causes, effects, management and treatment.
Visually Impaired Boccia Library ItemBritish Blind Sport has worked with Boccia England to develop an inclusive resource that will help to support more blind and partially sighted players to participate in boccia. The new resource teaches coaches how to include blind and partially sighted people in boccia and provides them with the knowledge and skills they need to confidently deliver visually impaired (VI) boccia in club, school, and community settings.
Visually Impaired Friendly Athletics Library ItemThis athletics resource helps coaches support people with a visual impairment in track, field and road-running activities. The extensive resource provides recommendations from making athletics sessions accessible to how to be a great guide runner. The resource also offers support to parents and guardians of children with sight loss.
Visually Impaired Friendly Football Library ItemThis football resource helps coaches support people with a visual impairment on and around the football pitch. The extensive resource provides recommendations from making football sessions accessible to how to progress through the FA's pathways. The resource also offers support to parents and guardians of children with sight loss.
Visually Impaired Friendly Judo Library ItemThis judo resource helps coaches support people with a visual impairment in the judo environment. The extensive resource provides many recommendations on how to make judo sessions accessible and help VI participants comfortable in the environment. The resource also offers support to parents and guardians of children with sight loss.
Visually Impaired-Friendly Swimming- Guide for supporting vi adults & children in the pool Library ItemThis resource has been created with the specific purpose to assist anyone who is delivering swimming activities with support, ideas and guidance on how to include people with a visual impairment. It is all about helping mainstream leisure providers to be VI friendly through their provision of training, resources and support.
Wales Eye Clinic Liaison Service Impact Report Library ItemThe report sets out the positive difference that the Welsh ECLO service makes, both for individuals and for eye clinic staff. By ensuring people newly diagnosed with sight loss have access to all the information and support they need, ECLOs can help mitigate some of the negative impact associated with sight loss such as poor mental health, increased risk of falls and loss of independence.
Wales Vision Strategy Implementation Plan 2014-2018 Library ItemThe new Wales Vision Strategy Implementation Plan focuses on three outcome areas which include: everyone in Wales looks after their eyes and sight: everyone with an eye condition receives timely treatment and early and appropriate services and support are available should sight loss occur; and help facilitate a society in which people with sight loss can fully participate.
WCB Annual Report/Accounts 2018-19 Library ItemWales Council of the Blind Audited Accounts
WCB Annual Report/Accounts 2019-20 Library ItemWCB audited accounts 2019/20
WCB Annual Report/Accounts 2020-21 Library ItemWCB annual accounts 2020/21
WCB Annual Report/Accounts 2021-22 Library ItemAnnual Report and Examined Accounts for Wales Council of the Blind.
WCB Roundup Library ItemWCB's newsletter themed on matters relating to services for people with sight loss. The link is to the web page holding all back issues.
Wearing glasses with dementia Library ItemWhen you have dementia it is important to make the most of your sight. Wearing any glasses you need, enables you to make the most of your sight. Without glasses some people would have to cope with blurred vision all the time & this may also worsen the symptoms of dementia and increase a sense of isolation and confusion. This factsheet is about the issues people with dementia who need to wear glasses may face. It will be useful for people with dementia, their families, carers and professionals.
advice for partners of vi people - some is specific to people in the States, but there is also information of more general interest.