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Here you can find all of the latest news about the work we do, the events we run, and the resources we find to support blind and partially sighted people across South Wales. You can also sign up to our local newsletters by contacting your local office

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Free tablet scheme launches for Cardiff residents on a low income

18 November 2020

Could someone you know benefit from a free tablet to help get them online? Cardiff Council have a limited number devices available for distribution. They need to be in receipt of benefits or on a low income, want to access training or to look for work online, not currently have access to a digital device or broadband at home, or be suffering from isolation to be eligible. To apply for a free tablet contact our Adviceline on 029 2087 1071 or follow this link for more information.

New Telephone Groups

13 November 2020

Sight Life has arranged two new telephone groups for our members.

Cardiff Macular Group – instead of meeting in Womanby Street on the first Monday of the month, the Cardiff Macular Group will now be meeting on the phone instead. Meetings will be between 10.00 and 11.00 or 11.30 and 12.30, depending on numbers. There will be a maximum of 8-10 in each group.

The new South Wales Charles Bonnet Support Group (Esme’s Umbrella) will meet on the phone on the first and third Thursday of the month between 12:30-1:30. The groups starts on 4 December.

The phone groups are easy to join. Just call a local call number and enter a code when prompted – or you can arrange for us to call you if it is difficult for you to operate the phone. Anyone interested in finding out more about either of these groups, please contact the office on 02920 398900 or Val or Jane on their mobiles 07864 964833.

 

South Wales Talking Magazine archive issues

12 November 2020

Until South Wales Talking Magazine can get back to the office and so send out their USBs in the usual way, they are giving access to an Archive of the Month online via their website or via the Talking Newspaper app (which can be downloaded on your smart phone). This month is an edited version of the Summer 1992 edition covering a visit to the Ebbw Vale Garden Festival. The link below will take you directly to the current archive of the month page, with a play button that you need to click on:

https://www.swtma.com/members

A new initiative in Rhondda Cynon Taf

3 November 2020

A new initiative in Rhondda Cynon Taf

Because all of our face to face activities have been cancelled indefinitely, Sight Life Rhondda Cynon Taf is running a six week ‘Be Active’ programme of activities in partnership with Gavin at Cambrian Trust via Zoom. We have advertised this programme on our Facebook page, but you don’t have to have a Facebook account to join in. If you would like to get involved, feel free to call Carys on 07753 305631 or email [email protected]. We’re really looking forward to getting together and getting involved.

Head over to our What’s still going on page for more details.

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