What we do

For nearly 150 years, Sight Life has worked to ensure people with any type or level of sight loss can enjoy fulfilled lives in their communities and beyond. On this page, you can find details about what we do.

Access to sport, leisure and interest activities

We support blind and partially sighted people to take part in a whole range of activities.  Please click here for more information.

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Computer training

The internet and personal computers have opened up a whole new world for people with sight loss. We can provide training and support for people with sight loss of all ages, whether they have used a computer before or not.

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Home visits

We may be able to visit you in your own home to give you advice and tell you about services that you can access. Because we are a small organisation supporting many people, we may not be able to do this immediately.

Hospital support

Ruth Rhydderch is our Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO). She is based at the University Hospital of Wales eye clinic in Cardiff. She is on hand to help people newly diagnosed with sight loss.  At this very difficult time, she can provide advice and support or just be there to listen. RNIB Cymru and others employ ECLOs in other health board areas.

Independence courses and workshops

We provide workshops and courses to help you with shopping, transport, money management and other essential daily living skills.

Information, advice and signposting

We are able to provide both general and tailored information, advice and signposting. We can communicate with you by telephone, by email, via our printed newsletters and by going out into the community. We are here to help and can also signpost you to other organisations that may be able to offer support that’s not necessarily connected to your sight loss. People regularly say that whatever problem they have, we normally find the answer. Please contact us – we’re here to help.

Products and gadgets

There are many products available to make everyday life easier, safer and more enjoyable for people with sight loss.

Sight Life can provide advice and support on choosing, using and buying the right products for you.  We have a wide selection of products available to try and buy at our centre in Jones Court, Womanby Street, Cardiff. In some instances, we are able to come to your home and give you advice.

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Social and support groups

Our busy club and social calendar covers a range of interests and is a great way to meet new people and try out new things. We always welcome new members.  Click here for more information.

Working in Partnership

To achieve our goals and ensure people with any type or level of sight loss can enjoy fulfilled lives in their communities and beyond, Sight Life works in partnership with a wide range of organisations.

We work in close partnership with RNIB Cymru on services relating to children and families, education, employment, and welfare benefits advice.

In addition, we work with a wide range of public and third-sector organisations to ensure people with sight loss have a voice in their community and can shape local and national services.

To find out more about the difference we can make to people’s lives, please click here:

Get in touch

Get in touch with one of our offices or click here to find contact details of specific members of staff.


Sight Life

Jones Court
Womanby Street
Cardiff
CF10 1BR

Telephone:
029 2039 8900

Rhondda Cynon Taff

Telephone:
029 2039 8900

Swansea and Neath Port Talbot

Swansea Vale Resource Centre
Ffordd Tregof
Swansea Vale
Swansea SA7 0AL

Telephone:
01792 776360