Wales Council of the Blind

Sight Cymru

Description: Provides services and support for people with sight loss in South Wales. In addition to listed services they run various events throughout the year such as coffee mornings, Annual Expo, i-Sight conference etc and have a specialist knowledge about people with Sight Loss and Learning Disabilities and those from different ethnicities who are at greater risk of sight loss.

Weblink: http://www.sightcymru.org.uk

Tel: 01495 763650

Email: postman@sightcymru.org.uk

Category: Third/voluntary Sector


Services Provided

Sight Cymru - Supporting People

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.

Rehabilitation workers

Rehabilitation officers can give people with sight problems the skills and confidence that they need to stay independent, including help getting about, communication, lighting, using magnifiers and special equipment in the home.

Barry VI Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets every Tuesday at Golau Caredig between 1.30 – 3.30pm.

Cowbridge Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The group meets on alternate Tuesdays between 10.30 – 12.30pm. Long Meadow Court, Cowbridge.

Newport (Royal Gwent) Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO)

Part time ECLO based at Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport. Provides emotional support, information, assistance and signposts on to many different services to help at this difficult time. The ECLO can bridge the gap between health and social care for people with sight loss.

Abergavenny Nevill Hall Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO)

ECLO based at Nevill Hall hospital. Provides emotional support, information, assistance and signposts on to many different services to help at this difficult time. The ECLO can bridge the gap between health and social care for people with sight loss.

Ystrad Mynach Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO)

ECLO based at Ystrad Mynach (Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr) hospital. Provides emotional support, information, assistance and signposts on to many different services to help at this difficult time. The ECLO can bridge the gap between health and social care for people with sight loss.

Sight Cymru Resource Centre

We have a wide range of specialised products in our Resource Centre (located in our charity shop in Blackwood) from talking watches, large print diaries and calendars and much more. Our experienced and helpful staff will demonstrate the equipment which can help in everyday tasks.

Sight Loss Awareness Training / Sight Loss Friendly Organisations

Our Lottery project provides awareness training to organisations and businesses in Wales. The sessions look at the barriers that people with sight loss face and how those barriers can be broken down. We also run the accredited Sight Loss Friendly Organisations scheme. A Sight Loss Friendly accredited organisation would be required to meet several criteria, with the ultimate aim of ensuring organisations are better equipped to support and provide services for people with sight loss.

Specialist Worker Training

Professional training aimed at Rehabilitation officers, Social workers, nursing staff, Optometrists etc. Includes talks from specialist consultants on a variety of eye related topics and networking opportunities.

Counselling and Emotional Support

Provides confidential support and information to people who, because of sight loss, are experiencing emotional difficulties.

Technology Support

Our IT Officers are able to support you in your own home with computers, tablets and other assistive technology.

Newport VI Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The group meets on alternate Tuesdays at the Salvation Army, Newport between 12.00 - 2.00pm.

Blackwood VI Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The group meets on alternate Mondays at Blackwood Library between 11.30 – 12.30pm.

Abergavenny VI Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets on alternate Mondays at Trinity Church Hall, Abergavenny between 2.00 – 4.00pm.

Risca VI Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The group meets on alternate Wednesdays at the Dan-y-Graig Church between 1.00 – 3.00pm.

Caldicot Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The group meets on alternate Tuesdays at the Haywain pub between 12.00 - 2.00pm.

Sight Life Forum (for BME)

Support group for people from a minority (BME) community who have sight loss, or care for someone with sight loss. The group meets on a monthly basis to share experiences, learn new things and suggest ways of improving services.

Telephone Befriending - Ringaround

If you are isolated we can arrange for one of our volunteers to call you for a friendly chat and help with any difficulties.

Austin Friars Treatment Centre Newport (ECLO)

Provides emotional support and information for individuals attending the Lucentis injection clinic at Specsavers in Unit 2 Austin Friars, Newport.

Penarth Audio Book Club

Penarth Library. 3rd Friday of every month, 3.00 - 4.00pm

Sight Cymru Talking News

Free audio player and weekly news and magazines on audio.

Torfaen VI Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The group meets on alternate Mondays at the Sight Cymru office in Pontypool between 1.00 – 3.00pm.

Sight Cymru Prevention Work

Through our Lottery project, we deliver prevention work amongst children and communities at high risk of sight loss (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities have a higher prevalence of sight loss and often experience barriers in accessing eye care). We deliver talks at schools and community groups to raise awareness on people can maintain good eye sight and encourage them to engage with eye care.

Social Action

We work with individuals with sight loss to support them to run individual social action projects. This project equips people with sight loss with the skills and confidence to make a change in society. Individuals will learn a suite of skills such as campaigning, marketing and networking and they will be supported to lead their own social change project on a topic that is important to them, for example, improving access in their local community centre or public transport, creating more recycling facilities in their community or working with a service provider to make their written materials more accessible.

Sightlife Group

Support group for people from an ethnic minority community who have sight loss, or care for someone with sight loss. The group meets twice a month, once in Newport and once in Cardiff, to share experiences, learn new things and suggest ways of improving services.

Events associated with this provider:

4th of December 2023

Torfaen Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The group meets on alternate Mondays. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

5th of December 2023

Barry and Penarth Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets every Tuesday. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

Cowbridge Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The group meets on alternative Tuesdays. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

Caldicot Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The group meets on alternate Tuesdays. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

11th of December 2023

Abergavenny Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets on alternate Mondays.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

Blackwood Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The group meets on alternate Mondays. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

12th of December 2023

Barry and Penarth Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets every Tuesday. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

18th of December 2023

Torfaen Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The group meets on alternate Mondays. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

19th of December 2023

Barry and Penarth Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets every Tuesday. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

Cowbridge Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The group meets on alternative Tuesdays. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

Caldicot Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The group meets on alternate Tuesdays. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

25th of December 2023

Abergavenny Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets on alternate Mondays.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

8th of January 2024

Abergavenny Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets on alternate Mondays.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

15th of January 2024

Torfaen Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The group meets on alternate Mondays. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

22nd of January 2024

Abergavenny Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets on alternate Mondays.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

29th of January 2024

Torfaen Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The group meets on alternate Mondays. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

5th of February 2024

Abergavenny Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets on alternate Mondays.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

12th of February 2024

Torfaen Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The group meets on alternate Mondays. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

19th of February 2024

Abergavenny Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets on alternate Mondays.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

26th of February 2024

Torfaen Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The group meets on alternate Mondays. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

4th of March 2024

Abergavenny Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets on alternate Mondays.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

11th of March 2024

Torfaen Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The group meets on alternate Mondays. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

18th of March 2024

Abergavenny Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets on alternate Mondays.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

25th of March 2024

Torfaen Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The group meets on alternate Mondays. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

1st of April 2024

Abergavenny Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets on alternate Mondays.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

8th of April 2024

Torfaen Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The group meets on alternate Mondays. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

15th of April 2024

Abergavenny Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets on alternate Mondays.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

22nd of April 2024

Torfaen Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The group meets on alternate Mondays. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

29th of April 2024

Abergavenny Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets on alternate Mondays.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

6th of May 2024

Torfaen Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The group meets on alternate Mondays. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

13th of May 2024

Abergavenny Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets on alternate Mondays.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

20th of May 2024

Torfaen Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The group meets on alternate Mondays. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

27th of May 2024

Abergavenny Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets on alternate Mondays.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

3rd of June 2024

Torfaen Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The group meets on alternate Mondays. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

10th of June 2024

Abergavenny Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets on alternate Mondays.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

17th of June 2024

Torfaen Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The group meets on alternate Mondays. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

24th of June 2024

Abergavenny Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets on alternate Mondays.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

1st of July 2024

Torfaen Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The group meets on alternate Mondays. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

8th of July 2024

Abergavenny Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets on alternate Mondays.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

15th of July 2024

Torfaen Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The group meets on alternate Mondays. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

22nd of July 2024

Abergavenny Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets on alternate Mondays.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

29th of July 2024

Torfaen Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The group meets on alternate Mondays. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

5th of August 2024

Abergavenny Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets on alternate Mondays.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

12th of August 2024

Torfaen Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The group meets on alternate Mondays. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

19th of August 2024

Abergavenny Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets on alternate Mondays.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

26th of August 2024

Torfaen Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The group meets on alternate Mondays. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

2nd of September 2024

Abergavenny Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets on alternate Mondays.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

9th of September 2024

Torfaen Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The group meets on alternate Mondays. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

16th of September 2024

Abergavenny Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets on alternate Mondays.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

23rd of September 2024

Torfaen Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The group meets on alternate Mondays. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

30th of September 2024

Abergavenny Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets on alternate Mondays.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

7th of October 2024

Torfaen Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The group meets on alternate Mondays. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

14th of October 2024

Abergavenny Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets on alternate Mondays.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

21st of October 2024

Torfaen Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The group meets on alternate Mondays. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

28th of October 2024

Abergavenny Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets on alternate Mondays.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

4th of November 2024

Torfaen Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The group meets on alternate Mondays. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

11th of November 2024

Abergavenny Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets on alternate Mondays.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

18th of November 2024

Torfaen Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The group meets on alternate Mondays. For more information, contact Sight Cymru on 01495 763 650.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru

25th of November 2024

Abergavenny Club

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The groups meets on alternate Mondays.

Hosted by - Sight Cymru


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