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National Organisations (Wales)

Follow the link on the organisation's name for information on their services.

Wales Council of the Blind

Guide Dogs Cymru

RNIB Cymru

Specialist Organisations

Sense Cymru - a national charity supporting and campaigning for deafblind people.

Deafblind Cymru - Deafblind UK's vision is that people who have a combined sight and hearing loss should have the same rights, access and opportunities as others.

Diabetes UK (Wales) - working to raise awareness, improve care and provide help, support and information for people with diabetes and their families across Wales.

LOOK - help, support and services for visually impaired children and their parents or carers.

Visually Impaired Children Taking Action - helping blind and partially sighted children

Macular Society - the UK charity for anyone affected by age-related macular degeneration, macular disease or macular conditions.

Glaucoma UK - find a glaucoma patient support group near you.

Laurence-Moon-Bardet-Biedl Society - supporting people with Laurence-Moon-Bardet-Biedl Syndrome, their families and carers.

Nystagmus Network - the leading patient information, support and scientific research charity for nystagmus in Europe.

Retina UK - Retina UK provides an information and support service for people with Retinitis Pigmentosa, the core of which consists of this website and associated publications, and the RP Helpline Service.

Blind Veterans - UK charity supporting former service people with sight problems.

Major Regional Organisations

Sight Life - Sight Life (formerly Cardiff Institute for the Blind) provides local services and lifelong support, so that blind and partially sighted people across the majority of South Wales can enjoy fulfilled lives.

North Wales Society for the Blind - NWSB provide practical and emotional support to blind and partially sighted people of all ages throughout North Wales. They work to promote independence, choice and confidence whilst also providing the essential services their members tell them are important to them.

Sight Cymru - Provides services and support for people with sight loss in South and West Wales. (Formerly Sight Support and previously known as Gwent Association for the Blind.)

Vision Support - Vision Support is a well-respected North-East Wales charity. They provide person-centred services which meet the needs of adults and children with vision impairment across Wrexham, Flintshire, Denbighshire and Conwy.

Other Local Societies

Cymdeithas Ceredigion i'r Deillion - Provides services for blind and partially sighted people in Ceredigion.

Pembrokeshire Blind Society - Works in conjunction with Pembrokeshire County Council's physical and sensory disabilities team. This enables them to offer a wide variety of services and support.

Carmarthenshire County Blind Society - Its aim across the whole of the County of Carmarthenshire is to provide an excellent service to its visually impaired members. It runs a series of clubs and a resource centre.

Bridgevis - A local society supporting blind and partially sighted people and their carers of all ages in BCBC. They also hold monthly coffee mornings.

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

Visual Impairment Breconshire - VI Breconshire offer information, social contact and grants to individuals and organizations in south Powys. We also represent the needs of the visually impaired to other local organizations, including statutory agencies and the voluntary sector.

Radnorshire Association for the Blind - Membership of the society offers social outings, support and contact throughout the Radnorshire area. Becoming a member is a great way of getting access to support and advice, as well as making friends in the area. Our aims are to provide a social environment for visually impaired people and to provide a voice for all visually impaired people in Radnorshire.

Further information.

Local Clubs and Groups and other services

In the first instance, use WCB's Perspectif portal to identify local clubs and groups appropriate to where you live. Wales Council for the Blind is able to give impartial advice and will endeavour to connect you with the full range of services and support available.