Wales Council of the Blind

Visual Impairment Merthyr (VIM)

Description: VIM is the registered charity which promotes and provides services and help for all visually impaired residents throughout the county borough of Merthyr Tydfil and surrounding areas.

Weblink: http://www.v-i-m.org.uk

Tel: 01685 722135

Email: morgan@v-i-m.org.uk

Category: Third/voluntary Sector


Services Provided

Peer support

VIM provides peer support to people with sight loss in Merthyr at their meetings.

VIM Meetings

These are normally held on the second Monday of each month at Market Square Church Hall, 3 Salmons Street CF47 8DS (a short walk using the lane opposite the bus station).

Living with Sight Loss courses (Merthyr)

This programme from VIM offers a range of interactive discussion sessions with professional facilitators, with time to focus and discuss the things that you find difficult about sight loss. As well as learning about helpful products, services and support, this is also an opportunity to reflect on taking positive steps forward to improve and enjoy life. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with people in a similar situation to share experiences.

Home visits

VIM makes home visits to members, particularly to assist people who have been recently diagnosed to adjust to their situation.

VI awareness training

VIM provide vi awareness training to families and organisations.

VIM Resource Centre

Sensory impairment aids for everyday living such as mobile phones, talking clocks and watches, fully equipped kitchen demonstrating various aids, CCTVS etc. There are also demonstration facilities for other disabilities eg Tunstall equipment.

VIM Newsletter

Quarterly newsletter giving information to residents of Merthyr County on activities for people with sight loss. Available in large print, audio CD and email.

Events associated with this provider:

11th of March 2024

Visual Impairment Merthyr Group

VIM is a registered charity supporting people who are blind, partially sighted or challenged by failing sight. Visual Impairment Merthyr Tydfil holds members meetings on the second Monday of each month. These meetings are held at Hope and Market Square Church, Three Salmons Street, Merthyr Tydfil CF47 8DS (Behind the Parish Church). The meeting are 13:30-16:00 and doors open half an hour before. For more information Contact Morgan Evans on 01685 722135, morgan@v-i-m.org.uk.

Hosted by - Visual Impairment Merthyr (VIM)

8th of April 2024

Visual Impairment Merthyr Group

VIM is a registered charity supporting people who are blind, partially sighted or challenged by failing sight. Visual Impairment Merthyr Tydfil holds members meetings on the second Monday of each month. These meetings are held at Hope and Market Square Church, Three Salmons Street, Merthyr Tydfil CF47 8DS (Behind the Parish Church). The meeting are 13:30-16:00 and doors open half an hour before. For more information Contact Morgan Evans on 01685 722135, morgan@v-i-m.org.uk.

Hosted by - Visual Impairment Merthyr (VIM)

13th of May 2024

Visual Impairment Merthyr Group

VIM is a registered charity supporting people who are blind, partially sighted or challenged by failing sight. Visual Impairment Merthyr Tydfil holds members meetings on the second Monday of each month. These meetings are held at Hope and Market Square Church, Three Salmons Street, Merthyr Tydfil CF47 8DS (Behind the Parish Church). The meeting are 13:30-16:00 and doors open half an hour before. For more information Contact Morgan Evans on 01685 722135, morgan@v-i-m.org.uk.

Hosted by - Visual Impairment Merthyr (VIM)

10th of June 2024

Visual Impairment Merthyr Group

VIM is a registered charity supporting people who are blind, partially sighted or challenged by failing sight. Visual Impairment Merthyr Tydfil holds members meetings on the second Monday of each month. These meetings are held at Hope and Market Square Church, Three Salmons Street, Merthyr Tydfil CF47 8DS (Behind the Parish Church). The meeting are 13:30-16:00 and doors open half an hour before. For more information Contact Morgan Evans on 01685 722135, morgan@v-i-m.org.uk.

Hosted by - Visual Impairment Merthyr (VIM)

8th of July 2024

Visual Impairment Merthyr Group

VIM is a registered charity supporting people who are blind, partially sighted or challenged by failing sight. Visual Impairment Merthyr Tydfil holds members meetings on the second Monday of each month. These meetings are held at Hope and Market Square Church, Three Salmons Street, Merthyr Tydfil CF47 8DS (Behind the Parish Church). The meeting are 13:30-16:00 and doors open half an hour before. For more information Contact Morgan Evans on 01685 722135, morgan@v-i-m.org.uk.

Hosted by - Visual Impairment Merthyr (VIM)

12th of August 2024

Visual Impairment Merthyr Group

VIM is a registered charity supporting people who are blind, partially sighted or challenged by failing sight. Visual Impairment Merthyr Tydfil holds members meetings on the second Monday of each month. These meetings are held at Hope and Market Square Church, Three Salmons Street, Merthyr Tydfil CF47 8DS (Behind the Parish Church). The meeting are 13:30-16:00 and doors open half an hour before. For more information Contact Morgan Evans on 01685 722135, morgan@v-i-m.org.uk.

Hosted by - Visual Impairment Merthyr (VIM)

9th of September 2024

Visual Impairment Merthyr Group

VIM is a registered charity supporting people who are blind, partially sighted or challenged by failing sight. Visual Impairment Merthyr Tydfil holds members meetings on the second Monday of each month. These meetings are held at Hope and Market Square Church, Three Salmons Street, Merthyr Tydfil CF47 8DS (Behind the Parish Church). The meeting are 13:30-16:00 and doors open half an hour before. For more information Contact Morgan Evans on 01685 722135, morgan@v-i-m.org.uk.

Hosted by - Visual Impairment Merthyr (VIM)

14th of October 2024

Visual Impairment Merthyr Group

VIM is a registered charity supporting people who are blind, partially sighted or challenged by failing sight. Visual Impairment Merthyr Tydfil holds members meetings on the second Monday of each month. These meetings are held at Hope and Market Square Church, Three Salmons Street, Merthyr Tydfil CF47 8DS (Behind the Parish Church). The meeting are 13:30-16:00 and doors open half an hour before. For more information Contact Morgan Evans on 01685 722135, morgan@v-i-m.org.uk.

Hosted by - Visual Impairment Merthyr (VIM)

11th of November 2024

Visual Impairment Merthyr Group

VIM is a registered charity supporting people who are blind, partially sighted or challenged by failing sight. Visual Impairment Merthyr Tydfil holds members meetings on the second Monday of each month. These meetings are held at Hope and Market Square Church, Three Salmons Street, Merthyr Tydfil CF47 8DS (Behind the Parish Church). The meeting are 13:30-16:00 and doors open half an hour before. For more information Contact Morgan Evans on 01685 722135, morgan@v-i-m.org.uk.

Hosted by - Visual Impairment Merthyr (VIM)

9th of December 2024

Visual Impairment Merthyr Group

VIM is a registered charity supporting people who are blind, partially sighted or challenged by failing sight. Visual Impairment Merthyr Tydfil holds members meetings on the second Monday of each month. These meetings are held at Hope and Market Square Church, Three Salmons Street, Merthyr Tydfil CF47 8DS (Behind the Parish Church). The meeting are 13:30-16:00 and doors open half an hour before. For more information Contact Morgan Evans on 01685 722135, morgan@v-i-m.org.uk.

Hosted by - Visual Impairment Merthyr (VIM)