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.
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.
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.
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.
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: