Wales Council of the Blind

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@Home Healthcare - (Wales Eye Care Service)

1 The Avenue, Morfa, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire. Services offered: Low Vision Service Wales, Low Vision Service Wales domiciliary.

AB Opticians - (Wales Eye Care Service)

13 Commercial Street, Aberdare. Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales, Low Vision Service Wales, Low Vision Service Wales domiciliary.

Abergavenny Nevill Hall Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (Sight Cymru)

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.

Abergavenny VI Club - (Sight Cymru)

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.

Abergele (Stanley) Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (NHS Wales)

Full time ECLO based at the Stanley Eye Clinic, Abergele Hospital. Provides emotional support, often at a time of great need. Also signposts patients on to the many different services to help maintain their independence. The role of ECLO helps to bridge the gap between health and social care services for blind and partially sighted people. The ECLO, Roxanne Anderson, has a mobile number 07355 028707.

Access Design training - (Access Design Solutions)

Access Design Solutions provides training in the design, development, management, and operation of the built environment and transport services.

Access to Work - (UK Government)

Access to Work can help you get or stay in work if you have a physical or mental health condition or disability. The support you get will depend on your needs. Through Access to Work, you can apply for: a grant to help pay for practical support with your work; support with managing your mental health at work; money to pay for communication support at job interviews.

Access Unlimited - (Royal Society for Blind Children)

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.

Access2books - (Access2books)

This charity produces and publishes high quality early years books in dual format - giant print (75pt) & braille - with illustrations. The design enables braille or large print readers to read without obscuring the text or illustrations; and therefore gives children and adults the opportunity to read together, forming both educational and social relationships. Books can be purchased, and are also available for loan from some Welsh libraries.

Accessible Christian books and magazines - (Torch Trust)

Torch stocks a wide range of Christian books, magazines, Bible reading notes and the Bible itself. They are available in audio, large print or braille. Most of their books are available to borrow from their library. Many items are also available to buy through their shop.

Accessible Health - (Centre of Sign Sight Sound)

Supporting people with a hearing loss or who are d/Deaf to make, change, or cancel medical appointments and advising Health Professionals on how to book qualified communication support.

Age Cymru Advice Line - (Age Cymru)

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

Alan Evans (Domiciliary) - (Wales Eye Care Service)

C/O Maggs Optics Riverside Arcade Haverfordwest Pembrokeshire. Services offered: Low Vision Service Wales, Low Vision Service Wales domiciliary

Albinism Fellowship - (Albinism Fellowship)

Provides a website resource, on-line discussion forum and telephone support for people affected by albinism.

All Formats Transcription Services - (Queen Alexandra College)

All Formats, based at Queen Alexandra College, provides a range of braille, large print and audio services. All Formats professional transcription services meets the needs of large and small organisations throughout the UK. Our expert staff include braille users who will ensure that information is produced accurately, efficiently and cost effectively.

Alstrom syndrome support group - (Alstrom Syndrome UK)

Provides support for those affected by Alström Syndrome, their carers and professionals working with them. This includes a forum, help with gaining access to medical assessments with doctors who have expertise in Alström Syndrome, quarterly medical screening clinics and a newsletter.

Alton Murphy - (Wales Eye Care Service)

The Precinct, 34 High Street, Prestatyn. Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales

Amman Valley Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (RNIB)

ECLO based at Amman Valley Hospital. Provides emotional support, often at a time of great need. Also signposts patients on to the many different services to help maintain their independence. The role of ECLO helps to bridge the gap between health and social care services for blind and partially sighted people.

Anglesey Direct Payments - (Isle of Anglesey County Council)

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support.

Anglesey Vision Rehabilitation Specialist (VRS) - (Isle of Anglesey County Council)

A VRS assists someone regain daily living skills they may have lost through sight problems and helps them re-learn to do things they could previously do for themselves.

Aniridia support - (Aniridia Network)

Aniridia Network provides a positive, supportive network of families, individuals and professionals in order to share ideas, experiences and give emotional support. It provides information to health professionals, patients and their families, about aniridia, the related conditions and their implications for the patient.

Annette Dobbs Optometrist - (Wales Eye Care Service)

40 Tynewydd Road, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan. Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales, Low Vision Service Wales, Low Vision Service Wales domiciliary

Apply for Assistive Technology - (Guide Dogs)

Guide Dogs believes the right assistive technology – sometimes called ‘access’ or ‘adaptive’ technology – can help your child learn and play, just like everyone else. That’s why they've helped children and young people access a world of technology designed to suit their vision impairment.

Arts & Crafts group (Swansea) - (Sight Life)

Glyn Vivian Art Gallery, Alexandra Road, Swansea, SA1 5DZ. 1 - 3 pm, fortnightly.

Asda Barry - (Wales Eye Care Service)

Ffordd y Mileniwm, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan. Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales

Asda Opticians Ltd - (Wales Eye Care Service)

Asda Stores, Dowlais Top, Merthyr Tydfil. Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales

Assisted Travel - (Transport for Wales)

Transport for Wales provides assistance for passengers with access needs. The Passenger Assist service is available for those requiring extra help to travel. TfW encourage passengers to book assistance before you travel - it helps with planning but is not essential. (For the service provided by National Rail, call 03457 48 49 50).

Audible - (Amazon)

Audio books by subscription.

Audio Book Club - (Royal Society for Blind Children)

Join us on Zoom as we listen to different audio books with other Visually Impaired (VI) young people from all over the UK! You can listen to books of your choice in the comfort of your space, have a chance to meet new people & make new friends as we have discussions, quizzes, and create your own audiobook sessions around the chosen book. Once we finish a book, we also hold exciting nominations and vote in time for the book reveal session. Audio book club is at a regular time of 5pm-6pm every Monday and Thursday for children and young people between the ages of 8-25.

Audio Description for Theatre, Museums and Architecture - (Vocaleyes)

Audio description services for the cultural industries.

Audio Transcription - (North Wales Society of the Blind)

A bilingual (English and Welsh) audio recording service producing talking books and talking newspapers.

Audiobook lending service - (Listening Books)

Listening Books has over 10,000 wonderful fiction and non-fiction titles in our collection for children and adults, including many popular authors. We also have set texts and study guides and many of our educational titles are recorded in our professional digital studios and aren't available anywhere else! Titles can be streamed over WiFi on computers, laptops, tablets, or smartphones, downloaded to portable devices to listen to offline or on the go, or on MP3 CDs sent through the post.

Austin Friars Treatment Centre Newport (ECLO) - (Sight Cymru)

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

Bag Books - multisensory books - (Bag Books)

Bag Books is the only organisation in the world publishing multi-sensory books specifically for people with learning disabilities. Each year we reach around 19,000 children and adults throughout the UK with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD), Severe Learning Disabilities (SLD) or severely affected by Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

BAME Vision blog - (BAME Vision)

A blog giving information and experiences concerning people with sight loss from BAME communities.

BAME Vision webinars - (BAME Vision)

Webinars and other events for people with sight loss from culturally diverse communities. The website below gives news and events.

Barry VI Club - (Sight Cymru)

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.

BBS support - (Bardet-Biedl Syndrome UK)

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.

Befriending scheme - (Aniridia Network)

Befriending scheme for people with aniridia who are members of Aniridia Network - an opportunity to talk to someone who has experience of the condition.

Behcet's UK Helpline - (Behcet's UK)

A telephone helpline for members which is available between 9.00 am and 8.00 pm on weekdays and between 10 am and 6 pm on weekends and bank holidays (see website for full details). It is run by volunteers so answerphones may be used at certain times. Callers who leave a message are contacted as soon as possible at the Society's expense.

Behcets Local Support Groups - (Behcet's UK)

Local support groups in-person and online. For groups in Wales contact Rachel below for more information.

Benefit information - (Bardet-Biedl Syndrome UK)

The website has some information regarding benefits for people with Bardet-Biedl Syndrome.

Benefits & tax credits service - (Contact)

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

Benefits advice - (Alstrom Syndrome UK)

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

Bierly magnifiers - (Bierly)

Bierly products help people with partial sight to magnify text and be able to enjoy reading and regain their independence. The products are innovative but simple. They have been designed specifically for people with partial sight, poor coordination, dexterity issues and anyone who may find modern technology challenging.

Bike Ability - (Sight Life)

Cycling activities for people with sight loss. Every Wednesday from 12pm - 1pm at Dunvant Rugby Club, Swansea.

Birdshot Uveitis Society - (Birdshot Uveitis Society (BUS))

BUS supports patients with uveitis">Birdshot, particularly when first diagnosed and provides up-to-date information about the condition and treatment options to help empower patients and ensure they have access to the most appropriate treatment possible.

Blackwood VI Club - (Sight Cymru)

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.

Blaenau Gwent Direct Payments - (Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council)

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support.

Blaenau Gwent Library Services - (Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council)

Aneurin Leisure page on libraries they manage for Blaenau Gwent CBC.

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

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.

Blaenau Gwent Vision Rehabilitation Specialist (VRS) - (Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council)

A Vision Rehabilitation Specialist (VRS) assists someone regain skills they may have lost through sight problems. It helps them re-learn to do things they could previously do for themselves.

Blazie accessibility scripting and training - (Blazie)

Blazie write custom scripts for screen readers, as well as provide training teams of software engineers on the latest WCAG guidelines and HTML accessibility practices.

Blind Baseball - (Sight Life)

Baseball for people with sight loss.

Blind in Business employment support - (Blind in Business)

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.

Boccia Ball Games - (Bridgevis (Bridgend & District VI society))

The aim of Boccia is to throw leather balls - coloured red or blue as close as they can to a white target ball, or jack. These are held every 2nd Tuesday of the month 5-6 pm. Archbishop McGrath School, Brackla, Bridgend. Transport can be arranged if required.

Booktouch - (BookTrust)

Booktouch packs are available for children who are blind or partially sighted. Children are entitled to this pack in addition to the two standard Bookstart packs. You can collect your free Booktouch packs from your health visitor, local health clinic, early years setting or local library. Bookstart schemes also work closely with these professionals and sensory impairment teams to help make sure everyone receives the packs best suited to them.

Boots - (Wales Eye Care Service)

Unit 7, Broughton Shopping Park, Chester Rd., Broughton, Cheshire. Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales

Boots - (Wales Eye Care Service)

37 Regent St, Wrexham. Services offered:

Boots - (Wales Eye Care Service)

B6, Eagles Meadow, Wrexham. Services offered:

Boots Opticians - (Wales Eye Care Service)

17 St Marys Arcade, The Quadrant, Swansea. Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales

Boots Opticians Professional Service Ltd - (Wales Eye Care Service)

Temporarily closed. 17 Frogmore Street, Abergavenny. Services offered:

Braille classes - (Pembrokeshire Blind Society)

Braille classes are held twice a month at Haverfordia House, Winch Lane, Haverfordwest.

Braille classes (Swansea) - (Sight Life)

Delivered on a one-to-one basis from various locations in the Swansea area.

Bridgend (Princess of Wales) Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (RNIB)

Part time (Mon, Tues, Thurs and Friday) ECLO based at Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend. Provides emotional support, often at a time of great need. Also signposts patients on to the many different services to help maintain their independence. The role of ECLO helps to bridge the gap between health and social care services for blind and partially sighted people.

Bridgend Deafblind Social Group - (Deafblind UK)

For Deafblind people. Second Friday of the month at St. Marys Hall Norton, Bridgend from 11am - 1pm. Coffee and chat, speakers and trips out.

Bridgend Direct Payments - (Bridgend County Borough Council)

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support. Bridgend use an agency (People Plus - see elsewhere).

Bridgend Library Services - (Bridgend County Borough Council)

Awen Cultural Trust page offering library services for Bridgend County.

Bridgend Specialist Social Worker (VI) - (Bridgend County Borough Council)

Help to protect vulnerable visually impaired people to live more successfully within their local communities by helping them find solutions to their problems.

Bridgend Vision Rehabilitation Specialist (VRS) - (Bridgend County Borough Council)

A Vision Rehabilitation Specialist (VRS) assists someone regain skills they may have lost through sight problems. It helps them re-learn to do things they could previously do for themselves.

Bridgevis Coffee Mornings - (Bridgevis (Bridgend & District VI society))

These coffee mornings often include invited guests for talks and presentations. 1st Friday of the month, 11.30am-1pm at St. John's Ambulance Training Centre, Minerva Street, Bridgend, CF31 1TD.

Bridgevis Gardening Club - (Bridgevis (Bridgend & District VI society))

At Bronfair Allotments, Garth, Maesteg. every Wednesday. Bus leaves Market Street at 10 am and leaves Maesteg at 12.30 pm. Contact John O'Donnell below.

Bridgevis social activities - (Bridgevis (Bridgend & District VI society))

Bridgevis organise meals out, visits to places of interest and trips to the New Theatre Cardiff and the Wales Millennium Centre. Contact below for latest information.

Bright Beginnings - (Royal Society for Blind Children)

Our exciting weekly online early years group for parents who have a blind or partially sighted baby or child between 0-4 years old. These drop ins run every Monday from 1pm till 2pm virtually on zoom. In these sessions you can expect to see: a range of different activities each week from sensory stories to messy play and music sessions for you and your little ones to participate in; an opportunity to chat with/meet other parents and families; the chance to participate in useful discussions about practical concerns with some guest hosts.

Brighter Futures Wellbeing Hub - (Vision Support)

Living with a vision impairment can have a significant impact on your wellbeing as it impacts on daily life both emotionally and practically. Vision Support's Wellbeing Hub aims to provide you with information including websites and apps that can help improve your wellbeing as well as services that you can access throughout North-East Wales, Cheshire-West and Chester and Halton. On the hub you can discover: Services and activities taking place in your area; Apps and online resources; Information

Bronglais Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (RNIB)

ECLO based (Tues, Wed, Fri) at Bronglais Hospital (North Road Clinic). 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.

Buckley Eyecare - (Wales Eye Care Service)

Brunswick Court, 13-17 Brunswick Road, Buckley. Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales

C Williams - (Wales Eye Care Service)

Newton House, East Street, Llantwit Major, Vale of Glamorgan. Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales, Low Vision Service Wales, Low Vision Service Wales domiciliary

Cael Cymru - (Centre of Sign Sight Sound)

A culture and tourism project that makes tourist attractions, sites and activities more accessible.

Caergwrle Eyecare - (Wales Eye Care Service)

3/4 Brunswick Court, 13-17 Brunswick Rd. Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales

Caerphilly Direct Payments - (Caerphilly County Borough Council)

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support.

Caerphilly Library Services - (Caerphilly County Borough Council)

Council page on library services in Caerphilly CBC.

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

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.

Caerphilly Vision Rehabilitation Specialist (VRS) - (Caerphilly County Borough Council)

Vision Rehabilitation Specialist (VRS) are trained to support individuals with sight problems to rebuild skills and confidence as their sight changes. Support aims to encourage independence around mobility, communications, household skills, lighting, using magnifiers and specialist equipment. The local authority also maintains the Sight Impairment Register, and signposts to many other agencies.

Caldicot Club - (Sight Cymru)

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.

Calibre audio - (Calibre Audio)

Calibre Audio is a charity that provides a completely free for life audiobook service to everyone with a disability that makes reading print difficult or impossible. Members enjoy 13,000+ unabridged audiobooks with unlimited borrowing through digital streaming, download, or on memory stick. Visit the website to find out more and join.

Calvert Trust Exmoor - (Calvert Trust)

The Calvert Trust has an accessible centre in Exmoor where disabled people can enjoy outdoor activities.

Calvert Trust Kielder - (Calvert Trust)

The Calvert Trust runs an accessible centre in Kielder where disabled people can try out new experiences with family and friends. Various types of breaks are available, from day or half day trips to self catering and respite breaks.

Calvert Trust Lake District - (Calvert Trust)

An accessible, residential, outdoor activity centre for disabled people. A wide range of activities and breaks are available for people of all ages.

Cardiff Arts and Crafts Group - (Sight Life)

Our popular Arts and Crafts sessions take place on the last Tuesday of the month between 10.00am and 12.30pm at Jones Court, Womanby Street, Cardiff. Join other members in the Activity Room at Jones Court to learn and take part in different craft activities. Activities vary and there are always several available to try out.

Cardiff Coffee Morning - (Sight Life)

There is a Coffee Morning every Tuesday between 10.00am and 1.00pm in the Activity Room at Jones Court, Womanby St, Cardiff. Everyone is welcome to drop in for a chat with other members, staff and volunteers. Coffee, tea, cake and biscuits are always available. Occasionally there are guest speakers or optional activities.

Cardiff County Library Services - (Cardiff Council)

Council page on library services in Cardiff County.

Cardiff Direct Payments - (Cardiff Council)

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support. Cardiff use Dewis CIL for their agency support for Direct Payments recipients.

Cardiff Mobility specialist - (Cardiff Council Education Department)

Cardiff Council has a member of staff qualified to provide mobility training to vi children in a school environment. The contact is Roberta Veryard.

Cardiff Specialist Social Worker (VI) - (Cardiff Council)

Help to protect vulnerable visually impaired people to live more successfully within their local communities by helping them find solutions to their problems.

Cardiff Vision Rehabilitation Specialist (VRS) - (Cardiff Council)

A Vision Rehabilitation Specialist (VRS) assists someone regain skills they may have lost through sight problems and helps them re-learn to do things they could previously do for themselves.

Caring Practice Wales Ltd (trading as Visioncall) - (Wales Eye Care Service)

Victoria Business Park, Unit 104 The Innovation Centre, Festival Dr, Ebbw Vale. Services offered:

Carmarthen (Glangwili) Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (RNIB)

ECLO based at Glangwili hospital. Provides emotional support, often at a time of great need. Also signposts patients on to the many different services to help maintain their independence. The role of ECLO helps to bridge the gap between health and social care services for blind and partially sighted people

Carmarthen Talking Newspaper - (Llyfrau Llafar Cymru/Talking Books Wales)

The Carmarthen Talking Newspaper is an audio collection of local news cherry picked from the Carmarthen Journal every week - with half an hour of English and half an hour of Welsh. The bi-monthly Carmarthenshire News in a Welsh and an English edition is sent out with the Carmarthen Talking Newspaper.

Carmarthenshire Direct Payments - (Carmarthenshire County Council)

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support. Carmarthenshire currently use Diverse Cymru to manage Direct Payments on behalf of clients. (See Diverse Cymru)

Carmarthenshire Library Services - (Carmarthenshire County Council)

Council page on library services in Carmarthenshire.

Carmarthenshire Vision Rehabilitation Specialist (VRS) - (Carmarthenshire County Council)

A Vision Rehabilitation Specialist (VRS) assists someone regain skills they may have lost through sight problems and helps them re-learn to do things they could previously do for themselves.

Celia Vlismas Limited Narberth - (Wales Eye Care Service)

The Health Centre, Northfield Road, Narberth. Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales, Low Vision Service Wales, Low Vision Service Wales domiciliary

Cerebral Visual Impairment meetings - (Cerebral Visual Impairment Society)

The Cerebral Visual Impairment Society hold an annual meeting which provides opportunities for parents, people with CVI and professionals to meet up and learn from each other in a mutually supportive environment.

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

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.

Ceredigion Direct Payments - (Ceredigion County Council)

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support. Ceredigion currently provides its support through Diverse Cymru (see elsewhere).

Ceredigion Library Services - (Ceredigion County Council)

Council page on library services in Ceredigion.

Ceredigion Vision Rehabilitation Specialist (VRS) - (Ceredigion County Council)

A Vision Rehabilitation Specialist (VRS) assists someone regain skills they may have lost through sight problems and helps them re-learn to do things they could previously do for themselves.

Chair Yoga Class - (Sight Life)

Every Wednesday 11am to 12pm in the Activity Room at Jones Court, Womanby St, Cardiff. The Chair Yoga class is one of our most popular groups. It gives you the chance to stretch safely and there is a wonderful relaxation session at the end. People often arrive early (or leave late!) in order to have a hot drink and a chat with other members. Numbers are limited so it is best to ring first to check whether there is space in the class.

CHARGE Family Support Group Events - (CHARGE Family Support Group)

The priority for the Group is to create opportunities to bring families together. If you are interested in attending an event or helping to organise one in your area, follow the link below.

CHECT Support Fund - (Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT))

The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT) support fund provides grants to families in need of financial help as a result of their child’s diagnosis, treatment or screening for retinoblastoma. The fund is available to UK members of CHECT and/or those receiving treatment under the NHS in one of the UK retinoblastoma centres – Royal London Hospital or Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Eligible families could receive up to £200 per year.

Chester & Flintshire Talking Newspapers - (Flintshire Talking Newspaper)

We are currently producing a single, online only, edition of the Chester and Flintshire Talking Newspapers. This will be posted each week under the Chester News section.

Children, Families and Young People Service - (RNIB)

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

Children's Mobility and Habilitation Service - (Guide Dogs)

Guide Dogs Cymru support to children and their families as they tackle the challenges of sight loss from birth through transition to adulthood.

Citizens Advice Cymru - (Citizens Advice)

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

Clearvision children's library - (Clearvision)

ClearVision is a UK postal lending library of mainstream children's books with added braille. Our books all have braille (or Moon), print and pictures, making them suitable for visually-impaired and sighted children and adults to share. There are over 13,000 books in the collection, including tactile board books, simple stories for young children and stimulating books for newly fluent readers. We have fiction and non-fiction in uncontracted (grade 1) and contracted (grade 2) braille.

Clwb Cerdded Eryri Walking Group - (North Wales Society of the Blind)

All walks are held on Wednesdays . Meet at North Wales Society for the Blind, 325 High Street, Bangor. 10.30 am.

Clwyd & Snowdonia Domiciliary Specsavers Limited - (Wales Eye Care Service)

Office 2, Bromfield Commercial Park, Stephen Gray Road, Mold, Flintshire. Services offered: Low Vision Service Wales, Low Vision Service Wales domiciliary

Coats disease community - (Coats Disease Community)

An online community where people can discuss issues related to this condition.

Compass Independent Living Direct Payments Support - (Compass Independent Living)

Compass can help guide you through the process and support you to manage all aspects of your direct payment (personal budget).

Computer training - (Sight Life)

Fully trained volunteers provide training in basic computer skills, touch typing, use of email and the internet, on a one-to-one basis.

Connect Radio - (RNIB)

Connect Radio is especially for blind and partially sighted people and broadcasts 24 hours a day, seven days a week on Freeview Channel 730 and online at the link below.

Connecting Families - (Royal Society for Blind Children)

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)

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.

Contact support groups in Wales - (Contact)

Groups provide parents of disabled children with essential practical and emotional support. Workshops and other events are organised.

Conwy Direct Payments - (Conwy County Borough Council)

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support. The Rowan Organisation provide agency support in Conwy.

Conwy Mobility specialist - (North East Wales Sensory Support Service (NEWSS))

NEWSSS has a member of staff qualified to provide mobility training to VI children in a school environment. The contact is Rachel Ward below.

Conwy Sight Loss Group - (Vision Support)

For people living with a vision impairment in the Conwy Borough. This group chats, has a range of activities/speakers and also attends trips. Meeting monthly at @20 Station Road, Colwyn Bay, Conwy. LL29 8BU, 2pm-4pm. Contact Catherine below.

Conwy Specialist Social Worker (VI) - (Conwy County Borough Council)

Help to protect vulnerable visually impaired people to live more successfully within their local communities by helping them find solutions to their problems.

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

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.

Conwy Vision Rehabilitation Specialist (VRS) - (Conwy County Borough Council)

A Vision Rehabilitation Specialist (VRS) assists someone regain skills they may have lost through sight problems and helps them re-learn to do things they could previously do for themselves. Note: RCT's VRS only works with vision impaired adults.

Costco Optical - (Wales Eye Care Service)

Capital Retail Park, Leckwith, Cardiff. Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales

Counselling and Emotional Support - (Sight Cymru)

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

Courses at QAC - (Queen Alexandra College)

The College in Birmingham provides a wide range of courses for students with a visual impairment, or other disabilities. Subjects include health and social care, hospitality, IT and the performing arts - see the website for full details.

Cowbridge Club - (Sight Cymru)

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.

Creative - (Royal Society for Blind Children)

We hold regular online and hybrid sessions for children and young people of any age up to 25 to come together and share their creative passion. Whether you enjoy music, playing an instrument, singing, poetry, drama, or creative writing you can join our sessions and meet others who share your interests. Online Gaming: We hold regular online gaming sessions for children and young people to come together and have some fun gaming together. Open to any children and young people up to age 25, why not come and join and meet others whilst playing online.

Crickhowell Optometrists - (Wales Eye Care Service)

17 High Street, Crickhowell, Powys. Services offered:

Culverhouse Cross Shopper - (VEST Community Transport)

A community bus service from Barry or Wenvoe to Culverhouse Cross, Cardiff. Shop at Marks and Spencer, TK Maxx, Tesco and Aldi. Drivers will carry your shopping into your house. Door to door service. To register call 029 20 490325.

CustomEyes Books - (Guide Dogs)

Guide Dogs CustomEyes service produces large print books for children with vision impairment. These are tailor-made for each child or young person, but they are only charged the recommended retail price. The customised large print books open up a whole world of imagination and learning, by enabling visually impaired children and young people to read the same books as their sighted friends and classmates.

Cymru Campaigners - (RNIB)

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.

D N Jenkins Domiciliary - (Wales Eye Care Service)

4 The Elms, Oakdale, Caerphilly. Services offered:

DAC Web Accessibility Testing - (Digital Accessibility Centre)

DAC tests web sites for accessibility in line with the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2 (WCAG 2.1) – the government recommended standard.

Dalemill Ltd - (Wales Eye Care Service)

Rock Cottage, Trellech Road, Trellech, Monmouth. Services offered:

David R Jenkins Optometrist - (Wales Eye Care Service)

17 Station Road, Ystradgynlais, Swansea. Services offered: Low Vision Service Wales, Low Vision Service Wales domiciliary, Eye Health Examination Wales

Davies and Jones Optometrists Dinas Powys - (Wales Eye Care Service)

84 Cardiff Road, Dinas Powys, Vale of Glamorgan. Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales, Low Vision Service Wales, Low Vision Service Wales domiciliary

Davies and Lowry - (Wales Eye Care Service)

1 St Illtyds road, Church Village. Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales, Low Vision Service Wales, Low Vision Service Wales domiciliary

Deafblind Social Group - Wrexham - (Deafblind UK)

Meets on the second Thursday of the month at 10.30-12.30. Venue: AVOW, 21, Egerton Street, Wrexham.

Deafblind support - (Sense)

Specialist one-to-one support for deafblind people through both communicator guides and intervenors, and outreach support to children, families and deafblind adults in their own homes

Deafblind UK Befriending service - (Deafblind UK)

Our befrienders are here to talk, laugh and build lasting friendships with. Living with deafblindness can be lonely and you might find yourself feeling increasingly isolated. That’s why we offer a free befriending service where you can have some regular company from a friendly volunteer, either by phone, text message or email.

Deafblind UK Care and Support - (Deafblind UK)

Our specially trained support workers can visit you at home and work with you to do whatever you want. This might be helping you with post and paying bills, or it might be helping you get to your appointments, to the bank or support with shopping, to help make sure you don’t miss out on any information. They will also support you to carry on with your hobbies, making sure sight and hearing loss doesn’t stop you from doing what you love.

Deafblind UK Crafts - (Deafblind UK)

Crafts group for deafblind people - meets between 2-4pm on the first Tuesday in the month at Hafan Deg, Grange Rd, Rhyl.

Deafblind UK Employability Support - (Deafblind UK)

Support to develop your employability skills.

Deafblind UK Empowering Support - (Deafblind UK)

Our empowering support service helps you to resolve any practical issues that you might have or to get back on your feet after a setback. We can help you to access health and social care, apply for welfare and benefits, research and access local services, understand housing options, investigate leisure and transport options, connect with opportunities to make new friends or try new activities or to find help to fix a problem in the home. This is free, one to one support.

Deafblind UK Helpline - (Deafblind UK)

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

Deafblind UK Holidays - (Deafblind UK)

We all need a break sometimes, but we know that for some, staying away from home is not that easy. Our self catering caravan in Hopton-on-Sea, Norfolk provide a home from home break at heavily discounted rates.

Deafblind UK Information and advice - (Deafblind UK)

Whether you have lived with sight and hearing loss for a while or it is new to you, Deafblindness can be difficult to understand. The information at this site will help you to understand deafblindness and how to make the most of life with sight and hearing loss.

Deafblind UK Supported Living - (Deafblind UK)

Our supported living accommodation is expertly designed to provide people with combined sight and hearing loss, who may have additional complex needs, with a safe and secure environment to live independently within the wider community.

Deafblind UK Technology Support - (Deafblind UK)

Our technology support service teaches you to make the most of technology to help you be as independent as possible. From magnification to voice recognition, we can show you how to make the most of the gadgets you’ve already got or how to use specialist accessibility software.

Deafblind UK Wellbeing and Emotional Support - (Deafblind UK)

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 Direct Payments - (Denbighshire County Council)

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support. The Rowan Organisation provides agency support in Denbighshire.

Denbighshire Library Services - (Denbighshire County Council)

Council page on library services in Denbighshire.

Denbighshire Mobility specialist - (North East Wales Sensory Support Service (NEWSS))

NEWSSS has a member of staff qualified to provide mobility training to VI children in a school environment. The contact is Rachel Ward below.

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

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.

Denbighshire Vision Rehabilitation Specialist (VRS) - (Denbighshire County Council)

A Vision Rehabilitation Specialist (VRS) assists someone regain skills they may have lost through sight problems and helps them re-learn to do things they could previously do for themselves.

Dewis CIL Advocacy - Newport - (Dewis Centre for Independent Living)

You can access our service if you are aged 18 and over (or 16 and over if you are in transition), you are ordinarily resident in Newport, and you have or care for someone who has: physical disability; sensory impairment; learning impairment; conditions relating to older age; dementia; terminal or degenerative condition.

Diabetes UK Cymru voluntary groups - (Diabetes UK)

The voluntary groups across Wales are run voluntarily by people living with diabetes. These groups can offer you local information and support and the opportunity to meet other people who live with diabetes.

Diabetic Eye Screening Wales - (Wales Eye Care Service)

The Diabetic Eye Screening Wales service checks for eye problems caused by having diabetes. Making changes to your diabetes management, or having specialist treatment can slow or reverse changes caused by diabetic retinopathy. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, and are aged 12 or over, you will be invited to attend a screening appointment.

Digital Skills Training - North East Wales - (Vision Support)

Vision Support provide digital training whether you are a complete beginner and want to know about the technology available or you have a device and you want to make it more accessible/learn how to use the accessibility features. We are able to come to your home and provide one-to-one training. We provide support throughout North-East Wales.

Direct Eyecare Opticians - (Wales Eye Care Service)

42a Corporation Road, Grangetown, Cardiff. Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales, Low Vision Service Wales, Low Vision Service Wales domiciliary

Direct Payments Support - (Dewis Centre for Independent Living)

When a Social Services department offers a Direct Payment to one of their clients they advise that person to seek support and information from an organisation with whom they have contracted to give this support. Dewis does this for the authorities indicated.

Direct payments support service - (Diverse Cymru)

Diverse Cymru provide a comprehensive Direct Payments service in Cardiff. The service helps you to manage your payments and offers support with your needs and responsibilities as an employer.

Disability Awareness Training - (Accessible Wales)

Accessible Wales flagship training course is an Introduction to Disability Awareness which is a program of informal but professional training courses. This course is aimed at addressing day to day issues relating to disability within the workplace.

Disability Confidence Training - (Disability Rights UK)

Creating an open and fair environment where all employees are valued is good for morale - enabling all employees to work to their full potential creates greater efficiencies.

Disability Equality Training - (Disability Wales)

DW's Disability Equality Training module will provide you with an understanding of the Social Model of Disability and barriers faced by disabled people. They offer bespoke training and can tailor the module to your organisation.

Disability Equality Training and Consultancy (Arts) - (Disability Arts Cymru)

Organisations participating in Disability Equality Training will be able to: demonstrate recognition of their accountability to disabled people; understand the implications of the Equality Act, particularly the disability provisions, and it’s relevance to arts provision in Wales devise an appropriate and realistic format for effective action planning; work towards best practice in inclusion and accessibility.

Disability Sports Development Officers (DSDOs) - (Disability Sport Wales )

Each local authority in Wales has a DSDO whose role is to increase the participation of disabled people in sports.

Disabled Person with Companion Travel Card - Anglesey - (Isle of Anglesey County Council)

The Disabled Person with Companion Travel Card enables you to travel on Wales' bus services with a companion subject to meeting certain criteria. The concession is overseen by Transport for Wales but you must apply to your local authority in the first instance.

Disabled Person with Companion Travel Card - Blaenau Gwent - (Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council)

The Disabled Person with Companion Travel Card enables you to travel on Wales' bus services with a companion subject to meeting certain criteria. The concession is overseen by Transport for Wales but you must apply to your local authority in the first instance. Please call the Integrated Transport Unit on the number below.

Disabled Person with Companion Travel Card - Bridgend - (Bridgend County Borough Council)

The Disabled Person with Companion Travel Card enables you to travel on Wales' bus services with a companion subject to meeting certain criteria. The concession is overseen by Transport for Wales but you must apply to your local authority in the first instance.

Disabled Person with Companion Travel Card - Caerphilly - (Caerphilly County Borough Council)

The Disabled Person with Companion Travel Card enables you to travel on Wales' bus services with a companion subject to meeting certain criteria. The concession is overseen by Transport for Wales but you must apply to your local authority in the first instance.

Disabled Person with Companion Travel Card - Cardiff - (Cardiff Council)

The Disabled Person with Companion Travel Card enables you to travel on Wales' bus services with a companion subject to meeting certain criteria. The concession is overseen by Transport for Wales but you must apply to your local authority in the first instance.

Disabled Person with Companion Travel Card - Carmarthenshire - (Carmarthenshire County Council)

The Disabled Person with Companion Travel Card enables you to travel on Wales' bus services with a companion subject to meeting certain criteria. The concession is overseen by Transport for Wales but you must apply to your local authority in the first instance.

Disabled Person with Companion Travel Card - Ceredigion - (Ceredigion County Council)

The Disabled Person with Companion Travel Card enables you to travel on Wales' bus services with a companion subject to meeting certain criteria. The concession is overseen by Transport for Wales but you must apply to your local authority in the first instance. At the Ceredigion Council site it is not clear about the companion pass. Contact them directly as below and stress that it is currently a local authority responsibility, not Transport for Wales, to process the Companion Travel Card.

Disabled Person with Companion Travel Card - Conwy - (Conwy County Borough Council)

The Disabled Person with Companion Travel Card enables you to travel on Wales' bus services with a companion subject to meeting certain criteria. The concession is overseen by Transport for Wales but you must apply to your local authority in the first instance.

Disabled Person with Companion Travel Card - Denbighshire - (Denbighshire County Council)

The Disabled Person with Companion Travel Card enables you to travel on Wales' bus services with a companion subject to meeting certain criteria. The concession is overseen by Transport for Wales but you must apply to your local authority in the first instance.

Disabled Person with Companion Travel Card - Flintshire - (Flintshire County Council)

The Disabled Person with Companion Travel Card enables you to travel on Wales' bus services with a companion subject to meeting certain criteria. The concession is overseen by Transport for Wales but you must apply to your local authority in the first instance.

Disabled Person with Companion Travel Card - Gwynedd - (Cyngor Gwynedd)

The Disabled Person with Companion Travel Card enables you to travel on Wales' bus services with a companion subject to meeting certain criteria. The concession is overseen by Transport for Wales but you must apply to your local authority in the first instance. (NB The website below leads you to the Transport for Wales page, but you will still need to contact the local authority.)

Disabled Person with Companion Travel Card - Merthyr Tydfil - (Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council)

The Disabled Person with Companion Travel Card enables you to travel on Wales' bus services with a companion subject to meeting certain criteria. The concession is overseen by Transport for Wales but you must apply to your local authority in the first instance.

Disabled Person with Companion Travel Card - Monmouthshire - (Monmouthshire County Council)

The Disabled Person with Companion Travel Card enables you to travel on Wales' bus services with a companion subject to meeting certain criteria. The concession is overseen by Transport for Wales but you must apply to your local authority in the first instance. The site below gives no information other than to direct you to the Transport for Wales site. Contact the number or email below to apply.

Disabled Person with Companion Travel Card - Neath Port Talbot - (Neath Port Talbot Council)

The Disabled Person with Companion Travel Card enables you to travel on Wales' bus services with a companion subject to meeting certain criteria. The concession is overseen by Transport for Wales but you must apply to your local authority in the first instance. Little or no information is available at the NPT site. Click the Provider link below for contact details for NPT Council.

Disabled Person with Companion Travel Card - Newport - (Newport City Council)

The Disabled Person with Companion Travel Card enables you to travel on Wales' bus services with a companion subject to meeting certain criteria. The concession is overseen by Transport for Wales but you must apply to your local authority in the first instance.

Disabled Person with Companion Travel Card - Pembrokeshire - (Pembrokeshire County Council)

The Disabled Person with Companion Travel Card enables you to travel on Wales' bus services with a companion subject to meeting certain criteria. The concession is overseen by Transport for Wales but you must apply to your local authority in the first instance. Ask for a Disabled Eligibility Assessment Form from the Local Authority.

Disabled Person with Companion Travel Card - Powys - (Powys County Council)

The Disabled Person with Companion Travel Card enables you to travel on Wales' bus services with a companion subject to meeting certain criteria. The concession is overseen by Transport for Wales but you must apply to your local authority in the first instance. (NB Powys does not give any information concerning the Companion Travel Card. Applicants are advised to press the council for assistance in the matter using the general number below. If you are not satisfied, please contact Wales Council of the Blind on 029 20 473954.)

Disabled Person with Companion Travel Card - Rhondda Cynon Taf - (Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council)

The Disabled Person with Companion Travel Card enables you to travel on Wales' bus services with a companion subject to meeting certain criteria. The concession is overseen by Transport for Wales but you must apply to your local authority in the first instance.

Disabled Person with Companion Travel Card - Swansea - (Swansea Council)

The Disabled Person with Companion Travel Card enables you to travel on Wales' bus services with a companion subject to meeting certain criteria. The concession is overseen by Transport for Wales but you must apply to your local authority in the first instance.

Disabled Person with Companion Travel Card - Torfaen - (Torfaen County Borough Council)

The Disabled Person with Companion Travel Card enables you to travel on Wales' bus services with a companion subject to meeting certain criteria. The concession is overseen by Transport for Wales but you must apply to your local authority in the first instance.

Disabled Person with Companion Travel Card - Vale of Glamorgan - (Vale of Glamorgan Council)

The Disabled Person with Companion Travel Card enables you to travel on Wales' bus services with a companion subject to meeting certain criteria. The concession is overseen by Transport for Wales but you must apply to your local authority in the first instance.

Disabled Person with Companion Travel Card - Wrexham - (Wrexham County Borough Council)

The Disabled Person with Companion Travel Card enables you to travel on Wales' bus services with a companion subject to meeting certain criteria. The concession is overseen by Transport for Wales but you must apply to your local authority in the first instance.

Disabled Persons Railcard - (Railcard)

You receive 1/3 off adult train travel with a Disabled Persons Railcard, for you and an adult companion, if needed.

Disabled Persons Welsh Concessionary Travel Card - (Transport for Wales)

An ID card to enable concessionary travel for disabled people on many Wales rail and bus services. The holder can travel free on most bus services in Wales and the borders and enjoy discounted or free travel on many rail services. You can apply on the phone number below, via email, or via the weblink. (Please note, this is not valid outside Wales (with the exception of some border services) and does not replace the scope of the Disabled Persons Railcard issued by National Rail.) Also, for the Disabled Person with Companion Travel Card where you require a companion to travel with you when using your Disabled Persons Welsh Concessionary Travel Card, you must apply directly to your local authority. Where known, these contacts are given in Perspectif. Search by choosing your local authority and type 'companion travel card' in the word search field.

Dolgellau & District Talking Newspaper - (Dolgellau & District Talking Newspaper)

Weekly local news recordings in Welsh and English, plus bi-monthly magazine recording also in Welsh and English.

Dolphin assistive technology products - (Dolphin Computer Access Ltd)

Dolphin assistive technology products are designed to improve accessibility and independence on computers, for people with a wide range of vision impairments. This includes screen readers for people who are blind, and magnification and audio products for people who have partial sight and low vision.

Dr. Rhydian James Grant Fund - (North Wales Society of the Blind)

A grant to empower and enable future generations of people who are blind and partially sighted to reach their goals and fulfil their aspirations whatever they may be. Applicants in receipt of means-tested benefits will be given priority. They are happy to consider applications for specialist software, equipment and specialist training in the use of access technology.

Dystonia Society Forum - (The Dystonia Society)

An on-line forum where people can discuss any aspect of dystonia.

Dystonia Society helpline - (The Dystonia Society)

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

EASS Helpline - (Equality Advisory Support Service (EASS))

A helpline for people affected by discrimination or human rights abuses. It can advise on the Equality Act 2010, and your options for resolving problems formally or informally. See website for full details.

Ein Llais Ein Storm - (Wales Council of the Blind)

Storm WCB (Ein Llais Ein Storm) aims to give young adults across Wales the opportunity to have their voices and opinions heard. The project uses social media to share thought and open discussions, create an online community and to promote services. Run in conjunction with UCAN Productions.

Employment Support Service - (RNIB)

Help with looking for work or helping you to stay in work for people with sight loss.

Enhanced Vision low vision products - (Enhanced Vision)

Enhanced Vision offer an extensive line of low vision products including video magnifiers. Their products are designed to help people regain their visual independence by providing the ability to read, write, see loved ones, or enjoy the outdoors.

Ernest Opticians - (Wales Eye Care Service)

3 The Oldway Centre, Monnow Street, Monmouth. Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales

Evans & Jones Opticians - (Wales Eye Care Service)

Middleton Street, Llandrindod Wells. Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales, Low Vision Service Wales, Low Vision Service Wales domiciliary

Evans AD - (Wales Eye Care Service)

Primrose Lodge, Honeyborough, Milford Haven. Services offered:

Eye 2 Eye Club - (Eye 2 Eye)

This club meets every Wednesday between 10am and 2.30pm at St. Andrews Church Hall, Garden City.

EYE CAN - (Sight Life)

Not currently running. Eye Can aims to provide social groups and activities for young visually impaired people, and to give them specialist support in a wide variety of areas including sight loss, health, education and training. The project is also providing workshops to local schools and colleges so that they are able to promote the service to their visually impaired students.

Eye Care Hub - (Seeability)

An on-line resource containing information on eye care for people with learning disabilities. It includes information in easy-read format, and also information for carers.

Eye clinic information desk - (Bridgevis (Bridgend & District VI society))

Bridgevis volunteers work with the ECLOs within the hospital to provide information and support to patients who are experiencing, or have some level of, sight loss.

Eye Health Examination Wales - (NHS Wales)

You can have an eye examination for free if you have an eye problem that occurs suddenly. Under the Eye Health Examination Wales (EHEW) initiative you are entitled to have your eyes examined free of charge by a registered optometrist if you have an eye problem that occurred suddenly (acutely) which you think requires urgent attention. Patients with an acute problem with their eye or vision can be seen for the following issues: Minor eye injury; red eye; painful eye; foreign body; sudden loss/ change in vision; new onset flashes/ floaters. You can self-refer to a local optometrist without the need to see a GP. You can also have an EHEW if you: have been referred by your GP to an EHEW registered optometrist because of an eye problem; have sight in one eye only, i.e. you are effectively blind in your worse eye; have a hearing impairment and are profoundly deaf; suffer from retinitis pigmentosa; have Black African, Black Caribbean, Indian, Pakistani or Bangladeshi family origins; are at risk of eye disease by other reasons of race or family history. Go to link below to search for your nearest practitioner.

F L Wangler Limited - (Wales Eye Care Service)

282 Chepstow Road, Newport. Services offered: Low Vision Service Wales, Low Vision Service Wales domiciliary

FA Schwarz - (Wales Eye Care Service)

Bala Health Centre, Hafan, Bala. Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales

Fairwater Green Opticians - (Wales Eye Care Service)

3 Chestnut Road, Fairwater, Cardiff. Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales, Low Vision Service Wales, Low Vision Service Wales domiciliary

Family Fund grants - (Family Fund)

Provide grants to the families of disabled children and young people who meet certain criteria. The grants can be used for essential items such as washing machines, fridge-freezers, family breaks, clothing and bedding as well as contributions to hospital visiting costs. They also help with tablets, laptops and sensory toys.

Family Support Service - (Royal Society for Blind Children)

This service offers one to one support for the whole family; help with coping with a diagnosis; help to access practical support; and support for your child's development.

Financial aid - (Behcet's UK)

The Society will provide grants to help people who are in hardship because of Behçet's disease. To provide a grant, evidence of the amount needed must be provided. Examples of claims which might be funded include prepayment certificate for drugs, help with travel to hospital, household bills, help towards computer with reading aids/voice recognition if you are visually impaired, or aids/other equipment not available on the NHS to help if you are disabled.

Financial Wellbeing Service - (Vision Support)

This service offers support with searching and applying for grants; help with budgeting; signposting to organisations to help with a range of issues; benefits checks; information and guidance on schemes/discounts that you may be eligible for; hints and tips on how to save money.

Find a Sport - (Deloitte Parasport)

An on-line tool enabling disabled people to identify sports which are suitable for their specific impairment, and then search for clubs in their area where they can try that activity.

Flintshire Direct Payments - (Flintshire County Council)

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support.

Flintshire Library Services - (Flintshire County Council)

Aura is the website of information on Flintshire libraries.

Flintshire Mobility Specialist - (North East Wales Sensory Support Service (NEWSS))

NEWSSS has a member of staff qualified to provide mobility training to VI children in a school environment. The contact is Rachel Ward below.

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

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.

Flintshire Vision Rehabilitation Specialist (VRS) - (Flintshire County Council)

A Vision Rehabilitation Specialist (VRS) assists someone regain skills they may have lost through sight problems and helps them re-learn to do things they could previously do for themselves.

Focal Point UK Rehabilitation Support - (Focal Point UK)

Focal Point UK is a leading private sector provider of vision rehabilitation (rehab) services to all sector organisations - statutory service providers such as social services departments, education departments and Employment Services, or their agents acting on their behalf. We also work with voluntary sector organisations who provide or require vision rehab services and support.

Forest Talk - (Forest Talk)

Forest Talk provides a weekly talking newspaper for blind and visually impaired people in the Forest Of Dean, Gloucestershire. We record local news items taken from the weekly Forest of Dean newspapers: The Forester and Wye Valley Forest Review. We complement this with a weekly ‘magazine’ of light-hearted articles, local interest items, poems and anecdotes. Each recording lasts approximately 90 minutes. Our recordings are distributed on USB memory sticks. We also supply each of our registered blind listeners with a free of charge USB ‘soundbox’ to enable them to listen to our recordings each week. Publications: The Forester (weekly); The Wye Valley Review (weekly); Western Daily Press (daily).

Friendly AdvantAGE - (Glamorgan Voluntary Services)

The project offers a range of befriending services to reduce loneliness and isolation and improve the wellbeing of older people in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.

Friendly Phone Service - (Visual Impairment Breconshire)

This offers support and friendship through regular phone contact for visually impaired people in Breconshire (South Powys).

Fuch's Friends - (Corneal Dystrophy Foundation)

The Fuchs' Friends international online support group is a place of support and information for people with all types of Corneal Dystrophy. It is an outreach project of The Corneal Dystrophy Foundation. We are here to provide Education and Support regarding Corneal Dystrophies. We are here to help people who, when diagnosed, are sent on an emotional roller coaster ride caused by shock of the diagnoses and fear of the unknown future of their vision.

Further education courses - (Royal National College for the Blind (RNC))

RNC offers a wide range of further education courses for visually impaired students at its site in Hereford. Subjects include braille and independent living skills in addition to various BTec, GCSE, A and AS level courses.

Get Set Progress - (Thomas Pocklington Trust)

Thomas Pocklington Trust's Get Set Progress provides paid internships for blind and partially sighted people to secure that first rung on the career ladder or who are returning to work following a career break.

Glaucoma Support Groups - (Glaucoma UK)

Glaucoma UK organises patient support groups across the UK. The concept of the groups is to allow patients to meet their health care professionals in a relaxed atmosphere, away from the time restricted atmosphere on outpatients, so the condition and treatment can be discussed in more depth. The weblink below gives details and contact points.

Glaucoma UK Forum - (Glaucoma UK)

A on-line discussion forum for glaucoma patients and their families. The website also includes information about all aspects of glaucoma.

Glaucoma UK Helpline - (Glaucoma UK)

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.

Goalball Clubs - (Goalball UK)

Directory of goalball clubs around the UK including North and South Wales.

Gorseinon VIP Group - (Sight Life)

Gorseinon Institute, Lime Street, Gorseinon, Swansea, SA4 4EE. 10am – 12pm, 1st Wednesday of the month.

Grants from Ceredigion Association - (Ceredigion Association for the Blind)

Ceredigion Association provide some grants to visually impaired people. To be eligible you must have serious and uncorrectable visual impairments, and have been referred to the Association by the Rehabilitation Officer in Ceredigion Social Services.

Grants from MACS - (MACS (Microphthalmia, Anophthalmia & Coloboma Support))

MACS gives grants to cover the cost of activities or equipment needed by children born without eyes, or with under-developed eyes. You must have been a member of MACS for at least 6 month to apply.

Grants from VI Breconshire - (Visual Impairment Breconshire)

Grants are offered to anyone with a permanent and uncorrectable eye condition, living in Breconshire to help pay for equipment, services, training, education and experiences (such as holidays). Applications are welcome from the visually impaired, their families and carers.

Grants from VICTA - (VICTA (Visually Impaired Children Taking Action))

VICTA provide grants for children and young people for visual aid equipment and for vacation schemes.

Guide dog service - (Guide Dogs)

A guide dog can offer a unique, safe and effective way of getting about independently and confidently.

Gwent Access to Advocacy - (Gwent Access to Advocacy)

Advisers on the helpline can provide information and advice on advocacy, can advise on entitlement to advocacy based on care and support needs, and can signpost and refer to relevant advocacy services and other specialist services. The Helpline is open Monday to Friday 10am-3pm. (Newport residents should contact Dewis Centre for Independent Living).

Gwrando - (North Wales Society of the Blind)

Welsh language talking book service.

Gwynedd Direct Payments - (Cyngor Gwynedd)

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support. Gwynedd uses The Rowan Organisation to manage Direct Payments.

Gwynedd Library Services - (Cyngor Gwynedd)

Council page about library services in Gwynedd.

Gwynedd Vision Rehabilitation Specialist (VRS) - (Cyngor Gwynedd)

A Vision Rehabilitation Specialist (VRS) assists someone regain skills they may have lost through sight problems and helps them re-learn to do things they could previously do for themselves.

Gwyneth Morgan - (Wales Eye Care Service)

Gwynfa, Boverton Rd, Llantwit Major, Vale of Glamorgan. Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales, Low Vision Service Wales

Gwynns Maesteg - (Wales Eye Care Service)

28 Talbot Street, Maesteg, Bridgend. Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales, Low Vision Service Wales, Low Vision Service Wales domiciliary

Gwynns Opticians - (Wales Eye Care Service)

90 Queens Victoria Street, Tredegar. Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales, Low Vision Service Wales, Low Vision Service Wales domiciliary

Gwynns Tonypandy - (Wales Eye Care Service)

133-134 Dunraven Street, Tonypandy. Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales, Low Vision Service Wales, Low Vision Service Wales domiciliary

Halton Sensory Service Resource Centre - (Vision Support)

The fully trained staff and volunteers at Vision Support's Halton Sensory Service Resource Centre alongside Deafness Resource Centre, supported by Halton Borough Council, are a fully integrated sensory service geared to meeting the diverse needs of people with sensory loss. They demonstrate and sell specialist equipment to help with daily living. The Resource Centre has a range of information on Vision Support's services and other relevant services available locally and nationally.

Haverfordwest (Withybush) Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (RNIB)

ECLO based at Withybush Hospital, Haverfordwest. Provides emotional support, often at a time of great need. Also signposts patients on to the many different services to help maintain their independence. The role of ECLO helps to bridge the gap between health and social care services for blind and partially sighted people.

Health in Wales

The gateway to information about health and health services in Wales. The information the NHS provides will be presented to help you make decisions that matter to you and to understand what is happening in relation to your own health and to health care more generally.

HealthUnlocked

HealthUnlocked offers you the ability to learn about your health and to connect with other patients and healthcare professionals. At the heart of HealthUnlocked is your profile that allows you to communicate, and manage your health.

HelpKidzLearn - (Inclusive Technology)

The home of multiple online services, enabling children of all ages and abilities to play, develop and achieve. Teachers, therapists, carers and parents can provide accessible game-based learning activities, creative personalised choice-making activities, access readymade curriculum activities and sensory stories, or assess and develop early vision and cognition behaviours.

Henshaws Hints and Tips Library - (Henshaws)

Henshaw's Hints and Tips library is our home for articles, videos, tips, tricks and useful information. Whether you are living with sight loss, supporting someone who is or simply want to educate yourself, explore our helpful resources, inspiring stories and how-to guides to learn more.

Herefordshire Talking Newspaper - (Herefordshire Talking Newspaper)

Hereford Journal; Hereford Times; Ledbury Reporter; Leominster Advertiser; Ross Gazette.

HJ Aylward - (Wales Eye Care Service)

88 High Street, Merthyr Tydfil. Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales

Home visits - (Visual Impairment Merthyr (VIM))

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

Humanware technological aids - (HumanWare)

HumanWare develop technological aids enabling people living with vision impairment to develop their potential, live independently and improve quality of life by promoting literacy, inclusion, and accessibility.

Hungry Fingers tactile books and educational resources - (Hungry Fingers)

Hungry Fingers produces books with tactile graphics; listen and touch books which contain more complex graphics; educational sets containing various objects (shapes, models) which come with tactile books.

Inclusive Teaching Practice - (Visualise Training and Consultancy)

A fundamental introduction of inclusive teaching and education practices for teaching Visual Impaired Learners.

Independent living advice - (Vision Support)

Vision Support's qualified rehabilitation officers focus on maintaining independence and promoting equality for anyone living with sight loss. They also have a team of Rehabilitation Assistants who demonstrate specialist equipment and support service users in their own homes.

Independent Living Advice Line - (Disability Rights UK)

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

Independent living support - (Cil de Gwynedd)

Provides support to encourage independent living for disabled people. Independent Support Officers provide support throughout the process, including recruitment, management, training and payroll setup. The Support Officers at CIL provide an ongoing support service once everything is set up.

Information and Advice Workshops - (RNIB)

These are half-day workshops to help people with sight loss rebuild their confidence and live as independently as possible. They include 'Finding Your Feet', 'Falls Prevention' and 'Low Vision'. They take place at different venues, so please contact RNIB Cymru on the telephone number given.

Information for people with Norrie Disease - (The Norrie Disease Foundation)

The website contains information for families affected by this condition.

insport - (Disability Sport Wales )

insport is a Disability Sport Wales project delivered with the support of Sport Wales, which aims to support the physical activity, sport, and leisure sectors delivering inclusively of disabled people. Disability Sport Wales have developed toolkits to support Clubs, National Governing Bodies (NGBs) and Local Authorities to deliver excellent standards of inclusion for disabled people in sport and physical activity. These are separated into individual programmes: insport Club, insport NGB, insport Development, and insport Third Sector. You can find your nearest insport club by entering your postcode at the site below.

IT Support for disabled people - (AbilityNet)

AbilityNet offers a range of free services to enable disabled people to make use of assitive technologies. These include free factsheets, a telephone helpline and an on-line assessment tool.

J R Lane Ltd - (Wales Eye Care Service)

96b Station Road, Llandaff North, Cardiff. Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales

JobSense - (Elite Supported Employment Agency)

By using Specialist Employment Advisers, we're able to support people with sight &/or hearing loss, through a range of interventions tailored to the needs and circumstances of the individual. In partnership with Centre of Sign Sight Sound (COS), Merthyr Tydfil Institute for the Blind (MTIB), and Agoriad Cyf, ELITE's role in JobSense is to work with jobseekers who have sight &/or hearing loss. We also work with employers to enable their ability to recruit from a diverse workforce inclusively.

Jones & Murphy Optometrists - (Wales Eye Care Service)

Health Centre, Carmarthen Road, Cross Hands. Services offered:

Julian Davies - (Wales Eye Care Service)

29 Commercial Road, Newport. Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales, Low Vision Service Wales, Low Vision Service Wales domiciliary

Julian Davies Opticians - (Wales Eye Care Service)

14 Crickhowell Road, St Mellons, Cardiff. Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales, Low Vision Service Wales, Low Vision Service Wales domiciliary

Keratoconus discussion forum - (UK Keratoconus Self Help & Support Association)

An on-line forum where people with an interest in the condition can raise and discuss issues.

Knitting Group - (Sight Life)

Swansea Grand Theatre Conservatory, Singleton Street, Swansea, SA1 3QJ. 11.00am to 1.00pm, 2nd Thursday of the month.

Lawrence & Harris - (Wales Eye Care Service)

Hillside, 93 Cardiff Road, Caerphilly. Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales, Low Vision Service Wales, Low Vision Service Wales domiciliary

Let's Talk Telephone Befriending Service (North Wales) - (Vision Support)

For people living with a vision impairment who may be feeling lonely and isolated and would like a chat to a friendly volunteer. Vision Support's Telephone Befriending Service is delivered by volunteers who can call once a week (or less frequently if desired) at a time on a day that is agreed.

Live Well With Hearing Loss - (Centre of Sign Sight Sound)

Befriending and At Home support for people with a hearing loss or who are Deaf, enabling them to access aids and adaptations to support them to remain independent and safe.

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

'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.

Living with Sight Loss courses (Merthyr) - (Visual Impairment Merthyr (VIM))

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.

Llanelli (Prince Philip Hospital) Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (RNIB)

ECLO based at Prince Philip Hospital, Llanelli. Provides emotional support, often at a time of great need. Also signposts patients on to the many different services to help maintain their independence. The role of ECLO helps to bridge the gap between health and social care services for blind and partially sighted people.

Llantrisant (Royal Glamorgan) Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (NHS Wales)

Part time ECLO based at Royal Glamorgan Hospital. Provides emotional support, often at a time of great need. Also signposts patients on to the many different services to help maintain their independence. The role of ECLO helps to bridge the gap between health and social care services for blind and partially sighted people.

Loan of audio equipment from BWFB - (British Wireless for the Blind Fund)

The BWFB provides high quality, easy to use audio equipment which has been specially designed and adapted for listeners living with sight loss.

Local Minds - (Mind)

Local Minds support over 370,000 people across England and Wales. Their services include talking therapies, crisis helplines, drop-in centres, employment and training schemes, counselling and befriending. Each local Mind is an independent charity run by local people, for local people. They are responsible for their own funding and services. Mind Cymru works together in partnership with Local Minds.

Local talking newspaper finder - (Talking News Federation (TNF))

The Talking News Federation website has a facility to search for local talking newspapers in your area by inputting your county.

LOOK mentoring service - (LOOK - National Federation of Families with Visually Impaired Children)

A free mentoring service for young people with vision impairment. Offers support on topics such as school and college; gap year ideas; career and life plans; socialising and confidence; independent living. Mentors are vision impaired themselves.

LOOK Parent Support Group - (LOOK - National Federation of Families with Visually Impaired Children)

Come and meet other parents of Visually Impaired children every other Tuesday at 19:30GMT in our free online meet up sessions. (On Mondays from August 2023)

Low Vision Service Wales - (NHS Wales)

If you already have a vision impairment or low vision, or are registered as either sight impaired or severely sight impaired a specially trained and accredited Low vision optician/optometrist) can help you make the best use of the sight you have. There are specially trained low vision practitioners working out of high street opticians throughout the whole of Wales. To find your nearest one simply search the database at the link below.

M W Williams Opticians - (Wales Eye Care Service)

310 High Street, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 1UL. Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales.

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

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

Macular Group - Aberystwyth - (Macular Society)

Group meets 4th Wednesday each month at 11am. The Marine Hotel, Aberystwyth.

Macular Group - Abergele - (Macular Society)

Meets on 3rd Monday in the month at 1.30pm. Hafod y Park, Abergele, Conwy.

Macular Group - Ammanford - (Macular Society)

Second Thursday of the month, 10.30am at Llandybie Public Memorial Village Hall Llandybie Ammanford. Contact Adele on 07494468007

Macular Group - Brecon - (Macular Society)

Second Monday of the month 10.30am at Brecon Town Council Offices (rear entrance), The Guildhall, Brecon Powys LD3 7AL. Contact Nick.

Macular Group - Bridgend - (Macular Society)

Bridgend – Third Friday of the month 10.30am at Halo Bridgend Life Centre Angel St, Bridgend CF31 4AH contact Joy on 07985 028 212

Macular Group - Caerphilly - (Macular Society)

Third Wednesday of the month at 10.30am at Caerphilly Library, 2, The Twyn, Caerphilly, CF83 1JL, in the reading room; contact Denise.

Macular Group - Cardiff - (Sight Life)

Support group for people with macular disease. Meets at Sight Life monthly on the first Monday of the month. 10.30am - 12.30pm. Sight Life, Jones Court, Womanby Street, Cardiff CF10 1BR.

Macular Group - Carmarthen - (Macular Society)

Fourth Thursday of the month 10.30am at Carmarthen Bowling Club, The Green, St. Peter's Car Park SA31 1QP; contact Janice.

Macular Group - Dolgellau - (Macular Society)

Support group for people with macular disease. Meets on 3rd Wednesday of every month, at 1.30pm. Theatre Fach, Dolgellau, Gwynedd.

Macular Group - Lampeter - (Macular Society)

Second Wednesday of the month 2pm at St Thomas Methodist Church, 7 St Thomas St, Lampeter SA48 7DQ; contact Diana.

Macular Group - Llanbedr - (Macular Society)

Group meets 4th Thursday each month at 1.30pm. Llanbedr Community Hall, Llanbedr, Gwynedd.

Macular Group - Llandudno - (Macular Society)

Support group for people with Macular disease. Meets monthly, on first Monday of the month at 11am. Cae Mor Hotel, 6 Penrhyn Crescent, Llandudno.

Macular Group - Llanelli - (Macular Society)

Third Wednesday of the month 10am at The Lantern Centre Hall Street Church Llanelli SA15 3BB. Contact Adele.

Macular Group - Llangollen - (Macular Society)

Support group meets 4th Monday of every month at 11am. The Hand Hotel, Llangollen, Denbighshire.

Macular Group - Maesteg - (Macular Society)

Meets 2nd Monday of every month, 10.30am-12.30pm. All welcome. Meet at Heritage Suite, Maesteg Health and Wellbeing Centre, Hartshorn House, Neath Road, CF34 9EE.

Macular Group - Milford Haven - (Macular Society)

First Thursday of the month, 2pm at Milford Haven Library, Cedar Court, Haven's Head Business Park, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire. Contact Maddy.

Macular Group - Monmouth - (Macular Society)

First Thursday of the month, 2pm Wyesham Christian Fellowship, Chapel Close, Wyesham, Monmouth NP25 3NN contact David on 07951 869 586

Macular Group - Neath - (Macular Society)

Neath – Fourth Tuesday of the month 1pm at Neath Library Water St, Neath SA11 3EP contact Adele

Macular Group - Newport - (Macular Society)

First Monday of the month 1pm at the Salvation Army Hall 1 Hill Street Kingsway Centre Newport NP20 1LZ. Contact Caroline.

Macular Group - Newtown - (Macular Society)

Support group meets 1st Monday each month at 2pm. MCRA, Plas Dolerw, Milford Road, Newtown, Powys.

Macular Group - Pontyclun - (Macular Society)

First Wednesday of the month 2pm at The Pavillion, 52 Lanelay Road, Talbot Green, Pontyclun, CF72 8HY contact Julie Parker 07531 498 967

Macular Group - Ruthin - (Macular Society)

Meet on every second Thursday of the month. 11 am at Canolfan Naylor Leyland Centre, Ruthin.

Macular Group - Solva and St. David - (Macular Society)

Second Tuesday of the month at 2pm at St David’s Drop In Centre, City Hall, High Street, St. David's, Haverfordwest Dyfed, SA62 6SD. Contact Margaret Hughes.

Macular Group - Swansea - (Macular Society)

Bi-Monthly (Jan, March, May, July, Sept, Nov) First Thursday of the month 11.30am at the Grand Theatre Conservatory, Singleton St, Swansea SA1 3QJ contact Kate on 01792 401 450

Macular Group - Tenby - (Macular Society)

Last Thursday of the month, at 2pm, Community Centre Augustus Place, Tenby, Wales, SA70 7DJ; contact Val.

Macular Group - Tywyn - (Macular Society)

Meets 1st Tuesday of every month at 11 am. Neuad Pendre, Tywyn, Gwynedd.

Macular Group - Welshpool - (Macular Society)

Group meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month at 2pm. The Catholic Church, 2 Raven Street, Welshpool.

Macular Group - Ystradgynlais - (Macular Society)

Fourth Monday of the month 10.30am at Welfare Hall, Lesser hall, Brecon Road, Ystradgynlais SA9 1JJ. Contact Adele.

Macular Society Advice and Information Line - (Macular Society)

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.

Macular Society All-Wales Telephone Groups - (Macular Society)

All Wales telephone calls to help those who are unable to make it to meetings in person. These will take place on: First Wednesday of the Month 11am – 12pm - English Speaking; Second Wednesday of the Month 2pm – 3pm - Welsh speaking; Third Wednesday of the month 2pm – 3pm – English speaking; Fourth Wednesday of the month 11am – 12pm – English Speaking.

Macular Society Befriending - (Macular Society)

It is not unusual for some people with macular disease to feel isolated, especially if it's difficult to get out and about. However, there is no need to feel alone - MS telephone befrienders can provide a regular friendly phone call, which may help to rebuild confidence and independence. Their telephone befriending service may be especially helpful if you cannot get to one of their support group meetings, but would like to talk to someone who has experience of macular disease.

Macular Society buddies - (Macular Society)

The Macular Society can put you in touch with a Treatment Buddy who has already had treatment, for information and reassurance. If you are experiencing visual hallucinations (Charles Bonnet Syndrome) due to sight loss there is a buddy service where you can talk to someone who has also experienced visual hallucinations for information and reassurance.

Macular Society Counselling Service - (Macular Society)

Macular Society has a team of qualified counsellors who have extensive experience either personally or professionally within the field of sight loss. This is a telephone service for anyone who has been diagnosed with macular disease. They also offer the same service to that person’s family members, in the UK or internationally. They are bound by the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling, and fully compliant with the Data Protection Act.

Macular Society local support groups - (Macular Society)

The Macular Society has local self-help support groups across the UK. The groups vary in size and style but all offer invaluable practical and emotional support to people with macular disease from people with macular disease. Click the link below and enter your postcode to find the group near you.

Macular Society online condition-specific communities - (Macular Society)

The Macular Society has groups which are specific to particular types of macular disease: Best's disease, diabetic macular oedema, myopic macular degeneration, punctate inner choroidopathy (PIC), and Sorsby's fundus dystrophy. Each group meets monthly. They are an opportunity to find out more about the condition, and meet others who are affected.

Maggie's Club - (UCAN Productions)

Aimed at individuals with sight impairments and additional learning needs and founded in honour of UCAN Board Member, Dr Margaret Woodhouse OBE, known to everyone as Maggie. This once a month event is full of fun, drama, games, sound workshops and arts and crafts. 2:00pm-3:30pm at School of Optometry and Vision Science, Cardiff University, Maindy Rd, Cardiff. For more information and to book a place please contact Enireth.

Maggs Optics Ltd - (Wales Eye Care Service)

6 Riverside Arcade, Haverfordwest. Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales, Low Vision Service Wales, Low Vision Service Wales domiciliary

Managing Better - (Care and Repair Cymru)

Managing Better is a free, cross-tenure, home visiting service offering practical help for older people with sensory loss, dementia, or who have had a stroke. Their dedicated Managing Better Caseworkers will visit your home and provide vital information and practical help to enable you to live as freely and safely as possible. They can provide adaptations to your home that are necessary if you are suffering from sight loss, hearing loss, dementia or have had a stroke.

Marfan Trust - (Marfan Trust)

Provides information and a range of literature about Marfan syndrome. Members are also invited to various events organised by the association. There is a range of membership options. The basic 'Friends Membership' (which gives access to the helpline, all online & social media resources & all standard e-news articles), is free.

MC Morgan - (Wales Eye Care Service)

74 Commercial Street. Services offered:

Mehta Opticians - (Wales Eye Care Service)

10 Shortbridge Street, Newtown, Powys. Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales

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

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

Men's Group - (Bridgend County Borough Council)

VI/Deaf-blind men of all ages meet every 6 weeks in Wetherspoons Maesteg 2-4pm. Contact Sandy Davies, Rehabilitation Officer, for forthcoming dates.

Merthyr (Prince Charles) Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (NHS Wales)

Part time ECLO based at Prince Charles Hospital, Merthyr. Provides emotional support, often at a time of great need. Also signposts patients on to the many different services to help maintain their independence. The role of ECLO helps to bridge the gap between health and social care services for blind and partially sighted people.

Merthyr Direct Payments - (Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council)

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support. Merthyr uses Dewis CIL to manage DP.

Merthyr Tydfil Mobility specialist - (Merthyr Tydfil Education Department)

Merthyr Tydfil Council as a member of staff qualified to provide mobility training to vi children in a school environment. The contact is Lisa Beattie.

Merthyr Tydfil Vision Rehabilitation Specialist (VRS) - (Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council)

A VRS assists someone regain skills they may have lost through sight problems and helps them re-learn to do things they could previously do for themselves.

Microlink accessibility training - (Microlink)

From Dyslexia to Arthritis, to visual and hearing losses, whatever the condition, Microlink can assess, advise, supply, train and support anyone looking to break down a barrier caused by their conditions.

Mold Visionaires - (Wales Council of the Blind)

Formerly run by Vision Support. Contact Wales Council of the Blind for current status.

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

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.

Monmouth VI Club - (Monmouth VI Club)

A social group that meets locally and enjoy talks, activities, speakers, outings, refreshments and other entertainment. The group meets on alternate Thursdays at Wyesham Christian Fellowship between 1.30 – 3.30pm.

Monmouthshire Direct Payments - (Monmouthshire County Council)

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support. Direct Payments in Monmouthshire are managed by GAVO.

Monmouthshire Library Services - (Monmouthshire County Council)

Council page on library services in Monmouthshire.

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

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 Vision Rehabilitation Specialist (VRS) - (Monmouthshire County Council)

A Vision Rehabilitation Specialist (VRS) assists someone regain skills they may have lost through sight problems and helps them re-learn to do things they could previously do for themselves. Note: Monmouthshire's VRS only works with vision impaired adults.

Monnow Eyecare - (Wales Eye Care Service)

11 Cinderhill Street, Monmouth. Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales, Low Vision Service Wales, Low Vision Service Wales domiciliary

Moving On Up - (Royal Society for Blind Children)

If you’re in Year 6 and you want to share your thoughts and chat to others who, like you, will be moving to Year 7 in September, then why not join our Moving on Up Group! As well as the other young people, our Family Practitioners will be on hand to answer your questions and help you work through the move. This Group will give you the chance to talk about your thoughts and feelings, help you work through them and help boost your confidence before September! The sessions are fun, and enjoyable but they will also offer you a safe space to talk to others and to the RSBC’s Family Practitioner.

Mumbles VIP Group - (Sight Life)

Mumbles Methodist Church, Mumbles Road, Mumbles, Swansea. 1.30 - 3.30 pm, 3rd Monday of the month.

Music appreciation group - (Sight Life)

Our Music Appreciation group usually meets at Jones Court on the second Wednesday of the month between 2.00pm and 3.30pm. Our volunteer Derek puts together pieces of music for members to listen to - anything from classical pieces to big band music - and referral-service-pears">prepares a narrative to accompany each piece, as discussion points.

My Guide - (Guide Dogs)

The 'My Guide' scheme is a partnership between Guide Dogs and community organisations, which helps people with sight loss get out of their homes and back into the community. My Guide aims to reduce the isolation that many people with sight loss experience, helping to rebuild their confidence and regain their independence.

My Macular and Me Webinars - (Macular Society)

Every month Macular Society hosts two webinars to bring you closer to the experts. You will be joined by experts in macular disease who discuss the latest in treatments and research and answer your questions.

My Sound Cinema - (Screen Language)

My Sound Cinema is the first online cinema dedicated to audio described content and designed for the visually impaired community.

Nat Talking Newspapers & Magazines subscription - (National Talking Magazines & Newspapers Association)

Subscribers to the service get access to an extensive range of newspapers, TV listings magazines and other top-selling and specialist magazines to read on CD player, mobile phone or laptop. Some publications for children are also available.

Neath Port Talbot Direct Payments - (Neath Port Talbot Council)

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support. NPT uses the following approved suppliers to provide DP support: Diverse Cymru; The Rowan Organisation; Compass Independent Living; ILBP; My Care, My Home; People Plus.

Neath Port Talbot Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (RNIB)

Part time (Mon, Thurs) ECLO based at Neath Port Talbot Hospital. Provides emotional support, often at a time of great need. Also signposts patients on to the many different services to help maintain their independence. The role of ECLO helps to bridge the gap between health and social care services for blind and partially sighted people.

Neath Tea and Chat Social Group - (Sight Life)

Every Monday in Neath Library from 1-3 pm. Water Street, Neath.

New College Worcester courses - (New College Worcester)

NCW is a national residential school and college for young people aged 11 to 19 who are blind or partially sighted. Every student at NCW has a tailored programme, carefully planned & delivered to meet their individual needs in three key areas; academic achievement, independent living skills and involvement in extracurricular activities at the College and in the community. The College also runs a range of outreach courses for professionals/parents and events for young people and their families.

Newport (Royal Gwent) Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (Sight Cymru)

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.

Newport Direct Payments - (Newport City Council)

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support.

Newport Library Services - (Newport City Council)

Council page on library services in Newport.

Newport VI Club - (Sight Cymru)

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.

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

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 Vision Rehabilitation Specialist (VRS) - (Newport City Council)

A Vision Rehabilitation Specialist (VRS) assists someone regain skills they may have lost through sight problems and helps them re-learn to do things they could previously do for themselves. Note: Newport's VRS only works with vision impaired adults.

Nina Davies - (Wales Eye Care Service)

6 Barons Close House, East St, Llantwit Major, Vale of Glamorgan. Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales, Low Vision Service Wales, Low Vision Service Wales domiciliary

North Wales Society of the Blind Club - (North Wales Society of the Blind)

The Club is held at no 20 Station Rd, Colwyn Bay, LL29 8BU. We get together every 2nd and 4th Monday in the month, from 11-1 pm. Transport and lunch may be arranged for you if required. We have guest speakers, entertainment also go out on day trips. For further information please contact Bethan on 01248 353 604.

NPT Mobility specialist - (Neath Port Talbot Education Department)

NPT Council has a member of staff qualified to provide mobility training to vi children in a school environment. The contact is Martha Rees.

NPT Specialist Social Worker (VI) - (Neath Port Talbot Council)

Help to protect vulnerable visually impaired people to live more successfully within their local communities by helping them find solutions to their problems.

NPT Vision Rehabilitation Specialist (VRS) - (Neath Port Talbot Council)

A Vision Rehabilitation Specialist (VRS) assists someone regain skills they may have lost through sight problems and helps them re-learn to do things they could previously do for themselves.

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

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 Children's Fund - (North Wales Society of the Blind)

The children's fund was established to help meet the needs of children who have impaired vision, by providing special needs grants and specialist equipment. Many families with young children who have vision impairments will have experienced lengthy delays and numerous application forms when applying for essential equipment like a CCTV</a> system or specialist computer software. We hope to be able to attract enough support to be able to help meet some of these needs.

NWSB Children's Mentor System - (North Wales Society of the Blind)

We have several volunteer mentors who provide guidance and reassurance to their younger peers, their help and guidance is invaluable, they are positive role models who are themselves registered blind or partially sighted. The Mentors give children and young people the opportunity to ask awkward questions and are able to work with their younger peers to develop confidence and new skills.

NWSB General Grants - (North Wales Society of the Blind)

The general grant fund may award grants of up to £100 to individuals who are registered sight impaired or severely Sight impaired who also live in North Wales. The fund may provide grants for items which have been specifically designed for people with impaired vision. Contact Steve Thomas via the contact details below.

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

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)

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.

Nystagmus Network helpline - (Nystagmus Network)

The helpline can answer questions on what it's like to have nystagmus, on treatment and research, on DLA, on education and employment, on driving and discrimination, in fact anything you can think of related to nystagmus, whether congenital (early onset) or acquired (late onset). Or you can just phone for a chat with someone else who has nystagmus.

On-line Benefits adviser - (UK Government)

An on-line tool available from the UK Government. Get an estimate of what benefits (eg Income Support or Jobseeker's Allowance) and tax credits you could get, and find out about claiming specific benefits. You can also find out how your benefits would be affected by a change in circumstances (eg if you find work).

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

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.

Online training for healthcare professionals - (Macular Society)

The Macular Society is developing a range of online training modules which will give healthcare professionals a greater understanding of central vision loss.

Optical Express - (Wales Eye Care Service)

24 Windsor Place, Cardiff. Services offered:

Optima magnifiers and lighting - (Optima)

Optima supply a large and comprehensive range of optical and electronic magnifiers, as well as a range of Anti-Glare Filters and LED task lamps.

Optolec accessibility products - (Optelec)

Optelec products are designed to help with making the most of life: to allow staying in touch with friends and relatives, to participate and succeed in education and the workplace as well continuing to enjoy hobbies. They manufacture a range of Electronic Magnifiers and Text-to-Speech readers.

Oswestry Talking News - (Oswestry Talking Newspaper)

Oswestry TN records items from the local weekly newspaper "The Oswestry and Border Counties Advertiser" following the day of publication and post the USB memory sticks to our listeners on the same day. We supply the USB audio players. Each issue also contains short pieces from the "Shropshire" magazine, a list of the local deaths and information on road-works and street hazards. Items are sometimes included from The Chronicle (Tanat, Cain and Vyrnwy Valleys) and the Oswestry and Borders Chronicle. We are currently including information supplied by Infosound which is relevant to blind and partially sighted people . We also include a TED talk and the latest version of the BBC 'In Touch' program. Generally we try to keep our listeners informed about changes that will affect them.

Pamtrad accessibility products - (Pamtrad)

Pamtrad sell a range of products including optical magnifiers, electronic magnifiers, access software such as iZoom, large print keyboards and reading machines.

Papur Sain Ceredigion Talking Newspaper - (Papur Sain Ceredigion Talking Newspaper)

News recordings in both Welsh and English for listeners within the County of Ceredigion and beyond. Publications: Cambrian News Publication (weekly); Golwg (weekly); Golwy (monthly); Y Cymro (weekly).

Parish and Green Eyecare - (Wales Eye Care Service)

1 Hilda House, The Square, Pencoed . Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales, Low Vision Service Wales, Low Vision Service Wales domiciliary

Parish and Green Eyecare - (Wales Eye Care Service)

Groud Floor, Talbot House, Talbot Green, Pontyclun. Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales, Low Vision Service Wales, Low Vision Service Wales domiciliary

Peer support - (Visual Impairment Merthyr (VIM))

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

Peer support network - (Diabetes UK)

The Peer Support network connects people living with diabetes, giving the chance to share information, experience and support. It is run by a team of volunteers, each with lots of experience of managing and living with diabetes. You can talk by email at any time, or phone during opening hours.

Pembrokeshire Direct Payments - (Pembrokeshire County Council)

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support. Agency used: Diverse Cymru.

Pembrokeshire Library Services - (Pembrokeshire County Council)

Council page on library services in Pembrokeshire.

Pembrokeshire Talking Newspaper - (Pembrokeshire Talking Newspaper)

Western Telegraph (weekly). Our area covers the whole of Pembrokeshire, the borders of Carmarthenshire and Cardiganshire. Pembrokeshire Talking Newspaper is also available on smart speakers by saying "Alexa, enable Pembrokeshire Talking Newspaper". If you do not have an internet connection, you can make a telephone call to 0330 22 33 452 and use the keys on your phone to control the playback just like your normal memory stick player. The call is charged at the same rate as a normal phone call, so please check your included call times. You can also hear us on any mobile, tablet or computer https://listen.talking-news.info/pembrokeshire where you can change playback speed, download the edition or subscribe to our podcast. Please note you do not need to install an app to do this.

Pembrokeshire Vision Rehabilitation Specialist (VRS) - (Pembrokeshire County Council)

A Vision Rehabilitation Specialist (VRS) assists someone regain skills they may have lost through sight problems and helps them re-learn to do things they could previously do for themselves. Note: Pembrokeshire's VRS only works with vision impaired adults.

Penarth Audio Book Club - (Sight Cymru)

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

Penarth Eye Centre - (Wales Eye Care Service)

7 Windsor Road, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan. Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales

Penderels Trust Independent Living Support - (Penderels Trust)

Penderels Trust can assist with all aspects of a direct payment, for example helping you to manage your care money, dealing with employment issues, paying your staff etc. Once your package is established, your independent living adviser (ILA) will assist you to take on more responsibility for the management of your direct payment, but will always be available to support you if you need some help.

People Plus Direct Payments - (People Plus)

Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot make use of People Plus to manage Direct Payments.

Personal Transcription - (RNIB)

Transcription service for blind and partially-sighted people. Formats offered: Audio in human voice or digitally generated synthetic speech, on CD, Daisy CD, or as an mp3 file; Braille; Large and giant print; Electronic text; Tactile diagrams and images; Accessible sheet music and musical scores - Modified Stave notation.

Phillips Opticians - (Wales Eye Care Service)

Lyon House, 5 Crane Street, Pontypool. Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales, Low Vision Service Wales, Low Vision Service Wales domiciliary

Pontarddulais VI Group - (Sight Life)

Social group for blind and partially sighted people in Pontarddulais. 3rd Thursday of the month 10.30am – 12.30pm at Boot Elim Community Church. Alltiago Rd., Pontarddulais.

Port Talbot Photography Group - (Sight Life)

A photography group for people with sight loss meeting in Port Talbot Library on 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 10am.

Port Talbot Tea and Chat Group - (Sight Life)

Social group in the Port Talbot area.

Powys Direct Payments - (Powys County Council)

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support.

Powys ECLO - (RNIB)

This full time ECLO service operates from a range of community clinics including Ystradgynlais, Brecon, Llandrindod Wells, Llanidloes, Machynlleth, and Welshpool. Provides emotional support, often at a time of great need. Also signposts patients on to the many different services to help maintain their independence. The role of ECLO helps to bridge the gap between health and social care services for blind and partially sighted people. An alternative email address is Doug.hymers@rnib.org.uk

Powys Library Services - (Powys County Council)

Council page about library services in Powys.

Powys Talking Newspaper - (Powys Talking Newspaper)

A weekly USB stick covering both Montgomeryshire (North Powys) and Brecon and Radnor (South Powys). Publications: Brecon & Radnor Express (weekly); Montgomeryshire County Times (weekly).

Powys VI Education Service - (Powys Education Department)

Powys Council provides Additional Learning Needs support and has teachers who are qualified to teach visually impaired children.

Powys Vision Rehabilitation Specialist (VRS) - (Powys County Council)

A Vision Rehabilitation Specialist (VRS) assists someone regain skills they may have lost through sight problems and helps them re-learn to do things they could previously do for themselves. Note: Powys' VRS only works with vision impaired adults.

Prestatyn Visionaires - (Vision Support)

For people who would like to meet other people living with a vision impairment in their local area. This group has a fantastic programme of events and activities. Meeting at the Presbyterian Church of Wales, Nant Hall Road, Prestatyn, LL19 9LR every first Wednesday 10am-12pm.

Probert & Williams - (Wales Eye Care Service)

21 Pentrerhedyn Street, Machynlleth. Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales, Low Vision Service Wales, Low Vision Service Wales domiciliary

Probert and Williams Eye Care Cyf - (Wales Eye Care Service)

Tan-Yr-Eithin, 15 Baker Street, Aberystwyth. Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales, Low Vision Service Wales, Low Vision Service Wales domiciliary

Professional Vision Services access technology - (Professional Vision Services)

Professional Vision Services Ltd sell the MagniLink range of video magnifiers, a variety of hand-held electronic magnifiers, Braille devices, Braille embossers and access software. They also offer free demonstration of products.

QAC Advance2work - (Queen Alexandra College)

If you are aged 18 or above and want to move into employment, the advance2work programme at Queen Alexandra College in Birmingham may be able to help. It aims to help you fill any skills gaps, get some work experience and find a job as quickly as possible. The College's experienced staff of tutors and Employment Consultants will work with you on your individualised programme which can last from a few weeks up to a year if necessary. The programme is funded by the Dept for Work & Pensions.

R W Cole - (Wales Eye Care Service)

58/59 Commercial Road, Newport. Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales, Low Vision Service Wales, Low Vision Service Wales domiciliary

RAB grants - (Radnorshire Association for the Blind)

Radnorshire Association offer grants to Radnorshire residents to help towards the cost of equipment to help people with a visual impairment.

Radnorshire Association for the Blind - (Radnorshire Association for the Blind)

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

Raised bed gardening - (Sight Life)

Greenhill Community Centre, Chapel Street, Swansea, SA4 4DT. 1.00pm to 2pm, last Friday of every month.

RCT Mobility specialist - (Rhondda Cynon Taf Education Department)

RCT Council has a member of staff qualified to provide mobility training to vi children in a school environment.

RCT Vision Rehabilitation Specialist (VRS) - (Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council)

A Vision Rehabilitation Specialist (VRS) assists someone regain skills they may have lost through sight problems and helps them re-learn to do things they could previously do for themselves. Note: RCT's VRS only works with vision impaired adults.

RCT Young at Heart Social Group - (Sight Life)

Sight Life RCT Young at Heart Social group (ages range from approx. 30 – 60) which offers peer support and regular Zoom and face to face meetings fortnightly on a Friday morning between 11 – 1pm. It is very welcome and inclusive of new members. Activities on Zoom have included baking, arts and crafts, quizzes, and bingo etc. We have had picnics, taken part in Archery, accessible cycling, and bushcraft sessions. We also welcome guest speakers to the group.

Rehabilitation workers - (Sight Cymru)

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.

Reineker access solutions - (Reinecker)

Reinecker offer a wide range of products and individual solutions. This includes optical and electronic magnifiers, desktop video magnifiers, transportable camera systems, vocal systems and magnifying Software for PC and MAC. They also offer individual consulting and training.

Retina UK Helpline - (Retina UK)

RP helpline is operated by volunteers all directly affected with a genetic eye disorder, who genuinely understand the issues faced with daily living.

Retina UK Peer Support Groups - (Retina UK)

Retina UK volunteers run a number of Local Groups in towns across the UK. The also run an online group for 'Wrexham and Wales'. These enable people with RP to socialise and support each other as well as raise funds and run events on our behalf.

Retina UK Talk and Support - (Retina UK)

For people who prefer a regular call from someone who is affected with inherited sight loss and can offer a listening ear, provide information, hints and tips.

Rhondda Cynon Taff Direct Payments - (Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council)

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support. Agency used: Dewis CIL

Rhydyfelin Social Group - (Sight Life)

SIDS meets every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month between 10.30 am to 12.30 pm at The Hapi Hub, Masefield Way, Rhydfelin, Pontypridd, CF37 5HQ. This is not a Sight Life service but you can contact Barbara Protheroe via Carys Groves below.

Rhyl Visionaires - (Vision Support)

For people who would like to meet other people living with a vision impairment in their local area. This group has a fantastic programme of events and activities. It meets every fourth Wednesday of each month from 10:30am to 12:00pm at The ASK Centre, 9 - 11 Water Street, Rhyl, LL18 1SP.

Rhymney Optical Centre - (Wales Eye Care Service)

Rhymney Integrated Health & Social Care Centre, The Lawns Industrial Estate, Rhymney. Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales, Low Vision Service Wales

Risca VI Club - (Sight Cymru)

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.

RJD Jenkins Opticians - (Wales Eye Care Service)

13 New Street, Pontnewydd, Cwmbran. Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales, Low Vision Service Wales, Low Vision Service Wales domiciliary

RNIB Bookshare - (RNIB)

RNIB Bookshare supports those who are unable to access print with a vast collection of accessible textbooks and materials to support the UK curriculum from early years to adult education. This free service, which can be accessed by teachers, students, and parents, has a range of accessible formats so books can be read electronically or adapted to suit personal reading needs, giving students the same educational opportunities as their peers.

RNIB Connect Facebook groups - (RNIB)

RNIB's Connect Facebook groups are a supportive space for people affected by sight loss to talk to others in a similar situation about topics that matter to them, ask questions and share tips and stories. The group for Wales is given in the link below.

RNIB Counselling - (RNIB)

Offering telephone and online counselling to people impacted by sight-loss. Counselling through the medium of Welsh, as well as English.

RNIB Helpline - (RNIB)

The helpline can assist you with information on any aspect of RNIB's many services.

RNIB Library - (RNIB)

The RNIB Library is the largest of its kind in the UK, and it's completely free, with over 60,000 items in the collection. This website is your gateway to the entire collection in one place: Audio, Braille, Music - there is so much to access, borrow and enjoy.

RNIB Newsagent - (RNIB)

We deliver more than 200 popular and best-selling publications, in a format to suit you. There are popular high street titles, specialist publications, children's magazines and the major daily and weekend papers.

RNIB Reading Services online library - (RNIB)

A digital download library, allowing subscribers to download talking books, talking magazines and podcasts directly to their computer, tablet or smartphone.

RNIB Talk & Support - telebefriending - (RNIB)

This provides opportunities for you to socialise in small groups by phone to build friendships and get peer support with other people in a similar situation. We match individuals together for conversations based on age and group preferences. Trained volunteers or RNIB staff facilitate the groups. Talk and Support befriending groups meet on the same day, at the same time, each week. Each group runs for 55 minutes. Facilitators help the group chat together and keep the conversation flowing.

RNIB Tax Advice Service - (RNIB)

RNIB is working with her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) on a project to support blind and partially sighted people with tax and benefit issues. Our service is free and confidential.

RNIB Transcriptions - (RNIB)

The service creates books and other print materials in all kinds of accessible formats - braille, large print, e-text, audio and tactile images.

RNIB Transitions - (RNIB)

Help for young people moving from school to college.

Robert E Lloyd Ltd - (Wales Eye Care Service)

49 High St, Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan. Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales

RSBC Assistive Technology sessions - (Royal Society for Blind Children)

If you want to feel empowered and knowledgeable about the world of technology, then join our Accessible Technology sessions. Our Senior Accessibility Advisor Alex can provide support with using a wide range of devices such as smart phones, computers, tablets, braille readers and much more. They can also offer support in how everyday devices can be used to support blind and partially sighted people in areas including travel, finances, wellbeing and fitness, independent living and school. You can arrange a personal session online with Alex, designed just for you, or you and your family. We also run a range of group workshops online. All sessions last between 1 and 1.5 hours and can be arranged at a date and time of your convenience.

RSBC Futures - (Royal Society for Blind Children)

RSBC’s “Futures” service is a bespoke service for young people 13-25 and there to support you as you start to make plans for your future. You may already know what you want to do in the future - seeking paid employment, becoming a volunteer, running your own business, taking up an apprenticeship, going onto further or higher education, or perhaps you aren’t sure yet what you’d like to do? At RSBC our “Futures” service can be your side to guide and support you as you start to make those plans. RSBC has links with partners that mean you have the best possible opportunities to build your own skills, knowledge, experience and of course confidence. Perhaps you need support with really practical things such as Access to Work (link), mobility for your route to work or college, or applying for Personal Independence Payment (PIP). We can help with these areas too, which can sometimes feel confusing and hard to find support for. You may be a family member of a young person trying to access some information or support alongside your young person. We understand that sometimes information about the support available for blind and partially sighted young people can be difficult to access. Through the Futures service you can access one to one session with our team, get support and share ideas with other young people, get practical support with CV writing, work placements or experience and really build your confidence to take the next steps in your future. We will make sure that we support your personal aspirations and look after your wellbeing. So, whether you are making choices about your GCSE subjects, starting to think about your next steps in education, or planning your career or volunteer role, our Futures service can help you reach your goals and aspirations.

RSBC Youth Forum - (Royal Society for Blind Children)

The RSBC youth forum is a group of blind and partially sighted young people aged between 16 and 25. We are committed to creating positive change and championing the voices of blind and visually impaired young people, as well as influencing all areas of work across RSBC. The youth forum works to raise awareness and challenge perceptions of visually impaired young people. We aim to represent their views and opinions, highlight the issues that affect them, and make sure we’re doing our best to influence those who can push for change and bring about improvements in services at both RSBC and external organisations. The youth forum meets online and in person, and meets regularly with trustees and staff across RSBC, to ensure that the voices of blind and visually impaired young people are at the forefront of driving the charities services and engagement.

Sailing adventures - (Jubilee Sailing Trust)

The Jubilee Sailing Trust offers disabled people the chance to sail on their tall ships. Day sails or longer voyages are available.

Sane Emotional Support - (Sane)

SANE provides emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including families, friends and carers. Their mental health support services are completely confidential. Whatever your problems or concerns, you will receive non-judgemental emotional support. Their professional staff and trained volunteers have specialist mental health knowledge; they can help you consider options for support that address your individual circumstances.

SASI - (UCAN Productions)

Come and join Alys every fortnight at the wonderful Sight Life Centre, Cardiff, CF10 1BR. Sessions aim to develop confidence, vocal and self-advocacy skills whilst making friends and having fun. There are also opportunities to access our recording studio space there, to make podcasts, radio content, or simply engage with the stimulating possibilities offered by music and sound technology. 18+ years old. Bi-weekly on a Wednesday 11:30am-2:15pm at Sight Life Centre, Jones Court, Womanby Street, Cardiff.

Scrivens - (Wales Eye Care Service)

39 High St, Rhyl. Services offered:

Sense Active Programme - (Sense)

We have a host of resources that will help sports practitioners, coaches, teachers and support staff provide sensory experiences for people who are deafblind or disabled. We also support the sports and social care sectors through consultation and training. Our tools, training and resources can help you ensure your sports programmes are more inclusive and accessible.

Sense Usher Service - (Sense)

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.

Sensory Awareness Training - (Wales Council for Deaf People)

Our Sensory Loss Awareness training is primarily aimed at people likely to come into contact with people with sensory loss within their working lives. The aim being to improve their awareness of the difficulties and barriers people with sensory loss encounter interacting within unfamiliar environments where communication and other difficulties are often experienced.

Services for Businesses - (RNIB)

With over 150 years' experience of working together with blind and partially sighted people, our knowledge can help your business open up a host of new opportunities. We can help with websites, apps, accessible communications, user testing, training and much more.

SG Marshall - (Wales Eye Care Service)

Cavendish House, Middleton Street, Llandrindod Wells, Powys. Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales, Low Vision Service Wales, Low Vision Service Wales domiciliary

SG Marshall - (Wales Eye Care Service)

23 High Street, Builth Wells, Powys. Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales, Low Vision Service Wales, Low Vision Service Wales domiciliary

Shand Pioneers - (Sight Life)

An adventurous group with members ranging from 16-60. Here's your chance to go ten pin bowling, white water rafting, quad biking, horse riding and take part in other social activities. The end of the summer season of activities is topped off with a lively barbecue for all. Approx 7 pm to 9.30pm. Usually meets the Croft pub in Roath, Cardiff and other venues. Also Saturday outings & adventures.

Shooting Club - (Bridgevis (Bridgend & District VI society))

Shooting Club for blind and partially sighted people in Bridgend. Using a sound signal to indicate how close to the target the aim is, it is usable for people with total sight loss. Tondu Target Shooting Club every Thursday. Bus leaves Market Street, Bridgend, at 2 pm and leaves Tondu at 4.30pm approximately. Contact John O'Donnell below.

Sight Cymru - Supporting People - (Sight Cymru)

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.

Sight Cymru Prevention Work - (Sight Cymru)

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.

Sight Cymru Resource Centre - (Sight Cymru)

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 Cymru Talking News - (Sight Cymru)

Free audio player and weekly news and magazines on audio.

Sight Life Befriending service - (Sight Life)

An individually planned befriending service whereby volunteers use their sight in a practical way to help the visually impaired person. It can be used for companionship, reading, writing of letters, accompanying etc, but not for domestic work, decorating or gardening.

Sight Life Discussion Group - (Sight Life)

Held every Tuesday 11.15am to 1.30pm at Jones Court, Womanby Street, Cardiff. Join this group of visually impaired people of Cardiff and the Vale, for talk and support. Be involved in lively discussions about a wide variety of topics (excluding religion and politics). The group also occasionally enjoys a trip out for lunch.

Sight Life Dual Sensory Support Group - (Sight Life)

The club meets at Jones Court, Womanby Street, Cardiff on the 3rd Friday of every month fron 10.30am - 12.30pm. Anyone with a sight and hearing impairment are welcome. Volunteers will be on hand to assist if need be.

Sight Life Forum (for BME) - (Sight Cymru)

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.

Sight Life Gardening Club - Cardiff - (Sight Life)

Meetings are held each Friday morning between 10.30 - 1.00, primarily at an adapted plot at Rhydypenau Allotments on Lake Road North during the summer months and Jones Court at other times.

Sight Life Gardening Club - Swansea - (Sight Life)

Gardening at the Vetch Field, Swansea, ever Tuesday from 10am-12 noon. Madoc Pl, Swansea

Sight Life Ramblers - (Sight Life)

The group usually meets at Jones Court at around 9.30 to travel by bus or train to the chosen starting point and returns by approximately 3 or 4pm. Sighted guides are available for those who need one. The group usually stops for a mid morning coffee stop so take a flask along. Lunchtime is usually spent at a local cafe along the route.

Sight Life Resource Centre - (Sight Life)

Resource centre run by Sight Life. It contains the latest aids, gadgets and information for vi people, and all the equipment is sold at concessionary prices. Staff and volunteers are always on hand to advise and assist, but you are also welcome just to browse around. Transport can be arranged if required.

Sight Life Singing Group - (Sight Life)

1st & 3rd TUESDAY of the month - 10.30am to 12.30pm at Jones Court, Womanby Street, Cardiff. Run by volunteers, attendees can sing to some musical favourites old and new.

Sight Life Women's Hour - (Sight Life)

Last Tuesday of the month - 10.30am-12.30pm A group of like-minded women who enjoy days out shopping, lunching and the odd glass of wine! Recent trips have included a day to Ebbw Vale Festival Site shopping centre and lunch at The Farmers Wife at St Brides Major. The group is also occasionally joined by guest speakers.

Sight Loss Awareness Training / Sight Loss Friendly Organisations - (Sight Cymru)

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.

Sightlife Group - (Sight Cymru)

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.

SilverCloud - Free online mental health therapy - (NHS Wales)

People aged 16 and over experiencing mild to moderate anxiety, depression or stress can sign-up for a 12-week course of SilverCloud. SilverCloud is an online therapy platform that uses proven methods like Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help people manage their problems by encouraging them to change the way they think and behave.

Sisterhood - (Royal Society for Blind Children)

Sisterhood is a fantastic online group for young women aged 11 –25 to come together and discuss issues that are important to them. It’s a chance to discuss anything from mental health and wellbeing to hair care and make up. It’s a lovely supportive group that meets Tuesdays fortnightly online.

Sketty VI Group - (Sight Life)

Social group for blind and partially sighted people in Sketty. 1pm – 3pm on 3rd Wednesday of each month at Hazel Court, Sketty Park.

Snap Cymru Helpline - (SNAP Cymru)

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

Social Action - (Sight Cymru)

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.

Social events - (Carmarthenshire County Blind Society)

The Llanelli Blind Club provides social events throughout the year including one or two outings per year plus a dinner for upwards of 80/100 members. There is also a Christmas dinner at a local hotel.

Social Groups - (Deafblind UK)

Deafblind Cymru's peer support & social groups provide those with both sight and hearing impairments plus their carers an opportunity to meet people and make friends. At regular meetings, all members are encouraged to get involved in the decision making process to determine what activities the group should do, often including social outings and arranging meetings to enjoy guest speakers on subjects of interest.

Specialist Worker Training - (Sight Cymru)

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.

Specsavers - (Wales Eye Care Service)

5b Broughton Shopping Park, Chester Road, Broughton, Flintshire. Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales

Specsavers - (Wales Eye Care Service)

67 Frogmore Street, Abergavenny. Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales

Specsavers - (Wales Eye Care Service)

24 Green Street. Services offered:

Specsavers - (Wales Eye Care Service)

2-4 West St, Gorseinon, Swansea. SA4 4NJ [THIS POSTCODE ISN'T FOUND BY THE PERSPECTIF POSTCODE SEARCH] Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales, Low Vision Service Wales

Specsavers (Barry) - (Wales Eye Care Service)

108 Holton Rd, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan. Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales

Specsavers (Leckwith) - (Wales Eye Care Service)

Pod 2, Unit 2, Capitol Shopping Pk, Leckwith, Cardiff. Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales

Specsavers Merthyr - (Wales Eye Care Service)

Note: there is not any cover at present but ad hoc Low Vision clinics might be held. Market Square, Merthyr, CF47 8BY. Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales, Low Vision Service Wales

Specsavers Opticians - (Wales Eye Care Service)

Unit 23. Merlin's Walk, Greyfriars Shopping centre, Carmarthen. Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales, Low Vision Service Wales

Specsavers Treorchy - (Wales Eye Care Service)

122 Bute Street, Treorchy. Services offered:

Spytty Road Specsavers Limited - (Wales Eye Care Service)

Unit5/6, Tesco Extra, Newport Retail Park, Spytty Road, Newport. Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales

Starting Point - (Guide Dogs)

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.

Stephen Malcolm - (Wales Eye Care Service)

3 Pantglas Estate, Bronwydd Road, Carmarthen. Services offered:

Stepney Centre for VI - (Carmarthenshire County Blind Society)

Demonstrations of Dolphin computer systems and CCTV</a> Electronic Magnification by Enhanced Vision and Optilec.

Stevens Opticians - (Wales Eye Care Service)

23 Station Road, Llanelli. Services offered:

Stewart Greenberg - (Wales Eye Care Service)

37-39 Merthyr Rd, Whitchurch, Cardiff. Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales

Student Support Service - (Thomas Pocklington Trust)

Thomas Pocklington Trust's Student Support Service is here to support blind and partially sighted students aged 11+ to get the most out of their secondary, college and university education.

Support & mentoring - (Society of Visually Impaired Lawyers (SoVIL))

Provides support for visually impaired people working in the legal profession, including a student mentoring scheme. They also share information/knowledge about IT solutions to information gathering; accessing printed material and legal material in alternative formats.

Support for parents of children with Rb - (Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT))

The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT) is there to help you through the difficult period of diagnosis and treatment of your child and beyond, offering support throughout their teenage years and into adulthood.

Swansea (Singleton) Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (RNIB)

Full time ECLO based at Singleton Hospital, Swansea. Provides emotional support, often at a time of great need. Also signposts patients on to the many different services to help maintain their independence. The role of ECLO helps to bridge the gap between health and social care services for blind and partially sighted people.

Swansea & Gower Talking Newspaper - (Swansea & Gower Talking Newspaper)

Monthly Magazine (monthly); South Wales Evening Post (monthly).

Swansea & NPT trips - (Sight Life)

Group members go on one theatre trip per month and one other trip per month. There is also a holiday group which meets twice per year.

Swansea Centre VIP Group - (Sight Life)

Grand Theatre Conservatory, Singleton Street, Swansea SA1 3QJ. 11am – 1pm, 3rd Thursday of the month.

Swansea County Steering Group - (Sight Life)

Representation from VI people in Swansea. Held on the fourth Thursday of each month in the Grand Theatre Cafe, Swansea.

Swansea Direct Payments - (Swansea Council)

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support. Agency used: Compass Independent Living.

Swansea Friends of the Blind - trips and outings - (Swansea & District Friends of the Blind)

The organisation arranges outings for people who are registered blind in Swansea.

Swansea Library Services - (Swansea Council)

Council page on library services in Swansea.

Swansea Mobility Specialist - (Swansea Council Education Department)

Swansea Council has a member of staff qualified to provide mobility training to vi children in a school environment. The contact is Cherrie Neal.

Swansea reading group - (Sight Life)

Swansea Central Library, Civic Centre, Oystermouth Road, Swansea, SA1 3SN. 11.00am to 12.00 noon, 3rd Wednesday of the month

Swansea Specialist Social Worker (VI) - (Swansea Council)

Help to protect vulnerable visually impaired people to live more successfully within their local communities by helping them find solutions to their problems.

Swansea Tea and Chat - (Sight Life)

Weekly tea and chat at 12 noon at Glynn Vivian Art Centre, Alexandra Rd, Swansea.

Swansea Vale Resource Centre - (Swansea Council)

Swansea Social Services have a Resource Centre of equipment for people with sensory loss, offering an opportunity to trial equipment for suitability before purchasing from providers.

Swansea VI Tennis Club - (RNIB)

Currently not running. The game is very much like conventional tennis though with much larger balls filled with ball bearings, making it easier to detect where the ball is coming from. Sessions take place on Thursdays from 1 pm to 2 pm at Swansea Tennis Centre.

Swansea Vision Rehabilitation Specialist (VRS) - (Swansea Council)

A Vision Rehabilitation Specialist (VRS) assists someone regain skills they may have lost through sight problems and helps them re-learn to do things they could previously do for themselves.

Swansea Walking Group - (Sight Life)

Walking group for people with sight loss.

Swimming Group - (Sight Life)

Swimming group for people with sight loss. Every Friday at Penlan Leisure Centre, Swansea.

Talking Books Wales - (Llyfrau Llafar Cymru/Talking Books Wales)

Talking Books Wales/Llyfrau Llafar Cymru produces audio versions of Welsh Language books (talking books). They have a catalogue of more than 1000 titles.

TAVIP Membership - (Technology Association of Visually Impaired people (TAVIP))

TAVIP is an organisation for all visually impaired people with an interest in computers, from those using them in schools to professionals working in IT, and for professionals interested in issues related to IT and visual impairment.

Technology for Life - (RNIB)

RNIB's Technology for Life team can give you information and support with: Making the best use of your smartphone or tablet; using accessibility software such as screen readers or magnifiers; understanding the specifications of products; discovering new products that could be useful to you; troubleshooting and problem solving. The Technology Support volunteers provide one to one support at home for people with sight loss. Grants available.

Technology for Work Training Course - (Technology Association of Visually Impaired people (TAVIP))

TAVIP's Technology for Work Training Course offers members up to 5 hours of free one-to-one training to help them gain the IT skills needed in the work place so that, with other pre-employment support, they are ready to make the step into paid work.

Technology Support - (Sight Cymru)

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

Telephone Befriending - Ringaround - (Sight Cymru)

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

Telephone Support - (Ceredigion Association for the Blind)

Blind and partially sighted people who live alone or in isolated areas get a friendly call on a regular basis from volunteers who are themselves blind or partially sighted. Callers can also pick up any needs which may arise. They may be able to provide relevant information or can refer cases to social services.

Ten Pin Bowling - (Sight Life)

Ten pin bowling group for blind and partially sighted people. 1st Friday of each month, 12pm – 2pm

Texthelp access software - (Text Help)

Our products support literacy, numeracy and accessibility in the classroom and the workplace. Get access on any device or platform, wherever you're working.

The Accessible Friends Network - (The Accessible Friends Network)

The Accessible Friends Network (TAFN) is a national independent UK charity providing social networking, computer technical support, training and entertainment via the internet. It is a user-led voluntary group run for and by vi people which uses email, the internet, voice conferencing and other resources to improve the quality of life for vi people and their partners by networking. Events, which are moderated, include quizzes, musical theme nights, jazz club, & computer skills workshops.

The Eye Centre - (Wales Eye Care Service)

30b Bryncoch Road, Sarn, Bridgend . Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales

The Eye Centre - (Wales Eye Care Service)

10 Countisbury Avenue, Llanrumney, Cardiff. Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales, Low Vision Service Wales, Low Vision Service Wales domiciliary

The Eye Centre (Ely) - (Wales Eye Care Service)

253 Cowbridge Rd West, Ely, Cardiff. Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales, Low Vision Service Wales, Low Vision Service Wales domiciliary

The Powell Family Foundation - Grants - (The Powell Family Foundation)

Who do we fund? Individuals: Applications may be made by, or on behalf of, vision impaired individuals who are aged 25 and under, permanently resident in the UK, and in need of financial assistance. Organisations: Applications may be made by charitable organisations registered in the UK, whose work provides direct benefit for people in the UK, and which have, as part of their aims, a focus on services (new or existing) that support vision impaired children and young people.

The Rowan Organisation Direct Payments - (The Rowan Organisation)

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.

The Vision Fund - (Vision Foundation)

Our social impact funding supports projects that are designed to improve the experience of being blind or partially sighted, or at risk of sight loss, in the UK. We are an evidence-led funder and base our programmes on where we feel our money can have the greatest impact. The Vision Fund supports organisations who directly support blind and partially sighted people or people at risk of losing sight.

Thrive - Get Gardening - (Thrive)

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.

Thursday Luncheon Club - (Sight Life)

A mature group of around 40 visually impaired people. Members are brought in by V.E.S.T transport">community transport including those in residential care. The group enjoys morning coffee or tea, lunch, bingo, raffles and quizzes and are well supported by an enthusiastic group of volunteers.

Torch holidays & retreats - (Torch Trust)

There are a variety of holidays on offer with a Christian ethos. Many of them happen at Torch's own Holiday and Retreat Centre in West Sussex. Other holidays are available elsewhere in the UK and abroad

TorchTalk - Telephone friendship groups - (Torch Trust)

To provide Christian friendship, support, encouragement and fun to people experiencing sight loss (especially those unable to easily access Christian and social activities) via Telephone Friendship Groups. It offers blind and partially sighted people the opportunity via the telephone to share the Scriptures together, pray together and fellowship together - all from the comfort of their own armchair!

Torfaen Direct Payments - (Torfaen County Borough Council)

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support.

Torfaen Direct Payments User Group - (GAVO (Gwent Assoc. of Voluntary Organisations))

Torfaen has an active Direct Payments User Group which meet every 8 weeks at Canalside, Five Locks Road, Pontnewydd. If you are receiving Direct Payments, about to receive them or want to know more about them then why not come along to the next meeting. The Group discuss issues about Direct Payments, you get the chance to meet other service users and find out more about Direct Payments.

Torfaen Library Services - (Torfaen County Borough Council)

Council page on library services in Tofaen County Borough.

Torfaen VI Club - (Sight Cymru)

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.

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

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.

Torfaen Vision Rehabilitation Specialist (VRS) - (Torfaen County Borough Council)

A Vision Rehabilitation Specialist (VRS) assists someone regain skills they may have lost through sight problems and helps them re-learn to do things they could previously do for themselves.

Touchwood Bowls - (Visually Impaired Endeavours in Wrexham (VIEW))

VI crown green bowling at Bradley Bowls Club, off Park Wall Road, Bradley, Wrexham, LL11 4DA. Runs from beginning of April to end of October. Every Wednesday.

Transcall - (Sight Life)

A door-to-door volunteer transport service organised by Sight Life. It can be used for social activities, hospital appointments and meetings, but not for work purposes. Two working day's notice is requested.

Turn2us Benefits Calculator - (Turn2us)

A simple on-line calculator to help you find out whether you might be entitled to any state benefits, and find out where to go for further support.

UCAN Arts Awards - (UCAN Productions)

Arts Award is a range of unique qualifications supporting anyone aged up to 25 to grow as artists and arts leaders, inspiring them to connect with and take part in the wider arts world through taking challenges in an art form - from drama to digital art, pottery to poetry. Through progressing through the five levels, children and young people get to: discover the enjoyment of creating and participating in arts activities; experience arts events; develop creative and communication skills that are essential for success in 21st century life; explore the work of artists and craftspeople and gain insights into the professional arts world; gain experience and knowledge to help progress into further education and employment.

UCAN Creative Workshops - (UCAN Productions)

UCAN creates and delivers creative arts and learning programmes which help and enable our members to develop physical and vocal confidence, raise aspirations and develop individual abilities. Workshop activities also serve to improve self-advocacy skills in relation to issues and topics relevant to our members.

UCAN Friday Nights - (UCAN Productions)

UCAN run a regular Friday evening drama/music/social workshop in the Cardiff School of Optometry building. This is attended by UCAN members, their friends and family, and also volunteers who work with UCAN. Trainers Alex and Alys, and our Peer Engagement Officer Hannah, deliver all sorts of activities relating to drama games, acting, music recording and sound technology, Arts Awards and also the chance to relax and have fun with friends in a safe environment. School of Optometry and Vision Science, Cardiff University, Maindy Rd, Cardiff. Every Friday 5:30pm-7:30pm.

UCAN Professional Activities - (UCAN Productions)

UCAN has delivered vision awareness training in medical settings, as well as to public and private companies, schools, trade unions and youth organisations in the UK and abroad. This training is delivered by young disabled people and takes a unique approach in challenging public perceptions and attitudes towards sight loss. UCAN Productions also works with Cardiff University School of Optometry, delivering lectures on the lived experience of vision impairment to optometry students.

UCAN with Alys - (UCAN Productions)

Have fun and learn new skills through drama. A popular group with lots of drama games, creative and storytelling activities. Alys is one of our trained workshop leaders and has worked with UCAN for many years. Her workshops are all about making new friends and having tons of fun through activities including storytelling and improvisation. Every Tuesday 5:00pm-6:30pm, on Zoom. Ages 13-18.

UCAN with Jake and Taylor - (UCAN Productions)

Our workshop trainers Jake and Taylor run an interactive workshop for our younger participants. Playing games, quizzes and having a laugh is what they do best. It’s a great place to make friends and introduce yourself to drama activities in a fun way. Every Wednesday 4:00pm-5:00pm on Zoom. Ages 7-13.

UHW Cardiff Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (Sight Life)

Full time ECLO based at University Hospital Wales, Cardiff. Provides emotional support, often at a time of great need. They also signpost patients on to the many different services to help maintain their independence. The role of ECLO helps to bridge the gap between health and social care services for blind and partially sighted people.

UK Care Pathway for RP - (Retina UK)

An on-line resource giving information about the care of retinitis pigmentosa. There are sections for patients, parents, family & friends, teachers, employers and health professionals.

UK Keratoconus Self Help and Support - (UK Keratoconus Self Help & Support Association)

A membership organisation for people with keratoconus. The website has information about the condition, and an on-line discussion forum.

UK Wolfram Syndrome support group - (UK Wolfram Syndrome Society)

An on-line forum providing information and support to families affected by the condition. Some information is also available to download.

Usher Kids Support - (Usher Kids)

It may be helpful to find some professional support to help you talk through the impacts of Usher syndrome on you emotionally and physically, but if you need just to chat with another parent who has been there before and can share their experiences with you, you can contact us.

Vale Eye Care - (Wales Eye Care Service)

Hightlight park Medical Centre, Lakin Drive, Barry. Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales

Vale of Glamorgan Direct Payments - (Vale of Glamorgan Council)

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support. Agency used: Penderels Trust

Vale of Glamorgan Library Services - (Vale of Glamorgan Council)

Council page on library services in Vale of Glamorgan.

Vale of Glamorgan Mobility specialist - (Vale of Glamorgan Education Department)

Vale of Glamorgan Council has a member of staff qualified to provide mobility training to vi children in a school environment. The contact is Helen Davies

Vale of Glamorgan Specialist Social Worker (VI) - (Vale of Glamorgan Council)

Help to protect vulnerable visually impaired people to live more successfully within their local communities by helping them find solutions to their problems.

Vale of Glamorgan Vision Rehabilitation Specialist (VRS) - (Vale of Glamorgan Council)

A Vision Rehabilitation Specialist (VRS) assists someone regain skills they may have lost through sight problems and helps them re-learn to do things they could previously do for themselves.

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

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.

VI Awareness Training - (Sight Life)

Sight Life offers a basic vision awareness training course which includes sighted guiding training, covers basic eye conditions, as well as demonstration of the use of products. It takes place in their HQ in Womanby Street, Cardiff.

VI Awareness Training - (Vision Support)

VI Awareness Training covering North-East Wales delivered by the regional society for blind people for the area.

VI awareness training - (Visual Impairment Merthyr (VIM))

VIM provide vi awareness training to families and organisations.

VI Photography Group, Cardiff - (Sight Life)

Every other Friday between 10.30am and 12.30pm at Jones Court, Womanby St, Cardiff. The photography group goes out and about in the city centre looking for photo opportunities and occasionally takes trips around the local area. The group also discusses various aspects of photography back at Sight Life over a cuppa.

VI Voices Campaigning Groups - (Vision Support)

Vision Support's VI Voices groups are for anyone living with a vision impairment who would like to raise awareness of the challenges people living with vision impairment experience and who are passionate about making a difference locally. As well as having a positive impact in the community, it is a great way of meeting others. Contact Nia below.

VICTA events and activities - (VICTA (Visually Impaired Children Taking Action))

VICTA organise a wide range of activities and week-ends for vi children and their families. Although most activities are in England so likely to be impractical for people from Wales, the longer breaks are worth considering.

VIEW Social Group - (Visually Impaired Endeavours in Wrexham (VIEW))

This social club meets every Tuesday from 10.30-11.30 am at AVOW, 21 Egerton Street, Wrexham.

VIM Meetings - (Visual Impairment Merthyr (VIM))

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).

VIM Newsletter - (Visual Impairment Merthyr (VIM))

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

VIM Resource Centre - (Visual Impairment Merthyr (VIM))

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.

VIP Groups - (Pembrokeshire Blind Society)

PBS organise ten VIP groups in Pembrokeshire: eight groups based on location, plus groups specifically for young (more active?) men and women. Activities include speakers, exercise, trips and demonstrations. Meetings are usually monthly and last 2 hours.

Visibly Better - (RNIB)

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

Vision Aid Technologies low vision and blindness products - (VisionAid Technologies)

Vision Aid Technologies is one of the largest specialist low vision & blindness product suppliers in the UK. Their range of over 1,000 products are carefully tested & selected from over 100 manufacturers around the world. This gives people the opportunity to view a comprehensive range of products in one location. The range of products include low vision, braille devices, video magnifiers, reading machines, access software and more.

Vision Centre - (Wales Eye Care Service)

ASDA Stores Ltd, Llewellyn Road, Cwmbran. Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales

Vision Express - (Wales Eye Care Service)

Tesco Extra, Excelsior Road. Services offered:

Vision Express - (Wales Eye Care Service)

Unit 11E, Newport Retail Park, Spytty Road, Newport. Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales

Vision Express - (Wales Eye Care Service)

Harlech Retail Park, Cardiff Road, Newport. Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales

Vision Express - (Wales Eye Care Service)

Closed? 146 Commercial Street, Newport. Services offered:

Vision Express (UK) Limited - (Wales Eye Care Service)

Tesco Extra, Fenton Trading Estate, Portfield. Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales

Vision Express (UK) Ltd - (Wales Eye Care Service)

Unit 23, St Catherines Walk, Carmarthen. Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales

Vision Express @ Tesco - (Wales Eye Care Service)

Tesco Extra, Cowbridge Road, Bridgend. Services offered:

Vision Express @ Tesco - (Wales Eye Care Service)

Tesco Extra, Talbot Green, Pontyclun. Services offered:

Vision Support Better Wellbeing Workshops - (Vision Support)

Exploring the emotional impact of vision impairment, sharing experiences if you feel comfortable and learning about coping mechanisms you can adopt to increase your emotional resilience. These sessions will be delivered by Vision Support Wellbeing Service Manager Gary Twigg and is open to anyone living with a vision impairment and their supporter’s. The workshops run every three months at Ty Avow, 21 Egerton St, Wrexham LL11 1ND.

Vision Support Community Information Service - (Vision Support)

Vision Support have two Community Information Service vehicles that visit local communities making it easier for those unable to get to a resource centre to access information, services and equipment. Monthly schedules for the two vehicles are published on the website. The Wales events are listed in Perspectif's events calendar. It is recommended that you ring the telephone number given to confirm that a visit is going ahead or for a timetable of future appearances.

Vision Support Counselling Service - (Vision Support)

We understand the significant impact that living with a vision impairment can have upon an individual's wellbeing. The Vision Support counselling Service provides counselling support over the phone to provide emotional support when you need it.

Vision Support Home Visitor Service - (Vision Support)

Vision Support understand how isolating living with a vision impairment can be due to reduced confidence and mobility. Our home visitor service is here to provide companionship on a regular basis.

Visit Wales - (Welsh Government)

Website on Wales' tourist attractions and services with a searchable database of accommodation, events/attractions and activities with accessibility information provided.

Visual Impairment Awareness - (Cardiff Council Academy)

This course raises individuals’ understanding of sight loss and advises on effectively supporting your customers or employees with sight loss.

Visual Impairment Awareness - (Focal Point UK)

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.

Visually Impaired Pontypridd (Social Group) - (Sight Life)

Visually Impaired Pontypridd meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month 10.00 am to 12.00 pm at Pontypridd Museum, Bridge Street, Pontypridd, CF37 4PE

Vocaleyes Awareness Training - (Vocaleyes)

Courses for museum staff to develop and deliver live descriptive tours. Visual awareness and guiding training.

Vocaleyes Consultancy - (Vocaleyes)

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.

Volunteer Training and Information Group - (Macular Society)

Zoom / telephone meeting, third Monday of the month at 10.30am. Contact the information line below.

VST Transcription Services - (Vision Support Trading Ltd.)

We combine the skills of our extensively trained transcribers with the latest advancements in technology, data security and print production to deliver a highly responsive, reliable and secure transcription service for blue-chip companies operating in the utility, financial, telecoms and public sectors.

W&B Davies Bridgend - (Wales Eye Care Service)

36 Bridge Street, Kenfig Hill, Bridgend . Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales, Low Vision Service Wales, Low Vision Service Wales domiciliary

Walk to Run - (Bridgevis (Bridgend & District VI society))

Running or walking - whatever suits you. Every Saturday at 1 pm at the athletic track behind Bridgend Recreation Centre. Contact details below.

Warrington & Mathews Ltd - (Wales Eye Care Service)

23 Hamilton Terrace, Milford Haven. Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales, Low Vision Service Wales, Low Vision Service Wales domiciliary

Welfare rights advice - (Citizens 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.

Welsh Association of VI Bowlers - (Welsh Association of Visually Impaired Bowlers (WAVIB))

The Welsh Association for VI Bowlers is the governing body for VI bowling in Wales. Its website has details of the various vi bowling clubs across Wales. It is the first point of call to find out more about playing this accessible sport.

Welshpool and District VI Club - (Welshpool and District Visual Impairment Club)

Social and entertainment group for persons who are vision impaired and carers. Outings and speakers, general chat and company. Meetings are held at the Methodist Church, High Street, Welshpool on alternate Tuesdays between the hours of 2 - 4pm. from March - December. The club is run by a small group of people who give their time freely. Raffle event every meeting towards cost of refreshments and use of hall. Affiliated with Macular Society.

West Shropshire Talking Newspaper - (West Shropshire Talking Newspaper)

The West Shropshire Talking Newspaper (WSTN) publishes a weekly memory stick every Friday containing a lively digest of news readings, forthcoming events, features, interviews and information. This is based on newspapers published in Whitchurch, Wem, Ellesmere, Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Church Stretton, Ludlow and Bishops Castle. Titles include the Shropshire Star, Shrewsbury Chronicle, North Shropshire Chronicle, Whitchurch Herald, Oswestry & Border Counties Advertiser, South Shropshire Journal and Ludlow Advertiser. A bi-monthly magazine comprises readings from the inkprint Shropshire Magazine. The service is free for anyone who qualifies to use the Articles for the Blind free post service and an application form can be downloaded from our website. Memory sticks can be played on personal computers, some digital radios and on dedicated players which can be issued on free loan within our area. Publications: Ludlow Journal; North Shropshire Chronicle; Oswestry & Borders Advertiser; Shrewsbury Chronicle; Shropshire Star. All monthly.

Working Age and Young People Connect by Tech Groups - (Macular Society)

Macular Society's Connect by Tech service offers one-to-one telephone support with the technology you are using around your home. Make the most of you smart phones, tablets, laptops and computers, smart speakers, and other technology. Help with setting up Alexa, using accessibility features on devices, help with video calls, setting up a computer, Zoom and conference calls and more. Zoom meeting on the fourth Friday of the month 10.30am

Working Age and Young People Group - (Macular Society)

Zoom meeting on the fourth Friday of the month 10.30am.

Working Age Focus Webinars - (Macular Society)

This webinar, which takes place on the last Thursday of every month, focuses specifically on different macular conditions and issues affecting anyone of working age.

Working Age Socialise Group - (Vision Support)

For anyone of working age living with a vision impairment. This group meets both virtually and in person and is a great way of meeting other people living with a vision impairment in your local area who is of a similar age. The group meet in bars/pubs/restaurants in Llandudno/Chester (alternating monthly) and have a great time!

Working on Wellbeing (WoW) - (Legacy in the Community)

WoW is a programme that offers support and training to people who live with disabilities and long-term health conditions.

Workplace Assessments - (Visualise Training and Consultancy)

We carry out holistic workplace and work-based assessments for visually impaired, hearing impaired and dyslexic employees in the workplace.

Works For Me - (Thomas Pocklington Trust)

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 Direct Payments - (People Plus)

Direct Payments enable people assessed as requiring Social Care services to purchase their own care and support.

Wrexham Library Services - (Wrexham County Borough Council)

Council page about library services in Wrexham.

Wrexham Maelor Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (NHS Wales)

ECLO (3 days per week) at Wrexham Maelor. Provides emotional support, often at a time of great need. Also signposts patients on to the many different services to help maintain their independence. The role of ECLO helps to bridge the gap between health and social care services for blind and partially sighted people.

Wrexham Mobility specialist - (North East Wales Sensory Support Service (NEWSS))

NEWSSS has a member of staff qualified to provide mobility training to VI children in a school environment. The contact is Rachel Ward below.

Wrexham Specialist Social Worker (VI) - (Wrexham County Borough Council)

Help to protect vulnerable visually impaired people to live more successfully within their local communities by helping them find solutions to their problems.

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

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.

Wrexham Vision Rehabilitation Specialist (VRS) - (Wrexham County Borough Council)

A Vision Rehabilitation Specialist (VRS) assists someone regain skills they may have lost through sight problems and helps them re-learn to do things they could previously do for themselves.

Wrexham Visionaires - (Vision Support)

For people who would like to meet other people living with a vision impairment in their local area. This group has a fantastic programme of events and activities. Meeting at the Wrexham Methodist Church every first Thursday of the month 11am-1pm.

Wyman Opticians - (Wales Eye Care Service)

127 Osbourne Road, Pontypool. Services offered: Eye Health Examination Wales, Low Vision Service Wales, Low Vision Service Wales domiciliary

Your Voice - a Shared Vision (North East Wales) - (Wales Council of the Blind)

This forum feeds the opinions of blind and partially sighted people in North East Wales to the national agenda. A member of the group is also nominated to the Board of Directors of Wales Council of the Blind. The forum is drawn from groups managed by Vision Support. These are Conwy Sight Loss Group, VI Voices Denbighshire, VI Voices Wrexham, Rhyl Visionaires, Mold Visionaires, Ruthin Visionaires, Socialise, Wrexham Visionaires. More about these groups under Vision Support.

Your Voice - a Shared Vision (South East Wales) - (Wales Council of the Blind)

This forum is aimed at feeding the opinions and concerns of blind and partially sighted people in South East Wales to the national agenda. A member of the group is also nominate to the Board of Directors of Wales Council of the Blind.

Your Voice - a Shared Vision (West Wales) - (Wales Council of the Blind)

This forum is aimed at feeding the opinions and concerns of blind and partially sighted people in West Wales to the national agenda. A member of the group is also nominate to the Board of Directors of Wales Council of the Blind.

Ysbyty Cwm Rhondda Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (NHS Wales)

Part time ECLO based at Ysbyty Cwm Rhondda Tuesday to Thursday. Provides emotional support, often at a time of great need. Also signposts patients on to the many different services to help maintain their independence. The role of ECLO helps to bridge the gap between health and social care services for blind and partially sighted people.

Ysbyty Gwynedd Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (NHS Wales)

This post is currently vacant. ECLO (Mon-Wed) based at Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor. Provides emotional support, often at a time of great need. Also signposts patients on to the many different services to help maintain their independence. The role of ECLO helps to bridge the gap between health and social care services for blind and partially sighted people.

Ystrad Mynach Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) - (Sight Cymru)

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.