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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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Active Travel in Wales

19 January 2021

All local authorities in Wales must resubmit their Active Travel Network Maps to Welsh Government by 31st December 2021. The Wales Vision Forum represents local, regional and national sight loss organisations in Wales. Its members are working together to collate a response to this consultation to ensure travel routes are safe and accessible for people with sight loss. Wales Council of the Blind is asking people with sight loss across Wales to contribute to the plans by completing a survey. If you would like to help, please see the links below:

Link to online form: Online form

Link to MS Word version: Word document

If you cannot access the information electronically, you can complete the questionnaire over the phone by calling Wales Council of the Blind on 02920 473954.

Closing date for submissions is 12 February 2021.

Happy New Year – we’re back!

4 January 2021

Happy New Year to all our clients. Let’s hope 2021 is a happier and healthier year for all of us!

Sight Life’s staff have returned to work after the Festive period. Our telephone support services are available and we look forward to once again being of service to you.

Our telephone groups also start again today.

Roath Park Primary School Virtual VI Awareness Session

22 December 2020

Sight Life provided a virtual VI awareness session for the children in Roath Park Primary School which included audio recordings of living with sight loss in normal times and the effects of lockdown.

The children had fun listening to them and learning all about life with a vision impairment and in return recorded some of their Christmas pieces to bring us all some much needed Christmas cheer.

Glaucoma Support Groups

18 November 2020

COVID 19 has impacted on all our lives to varying degrees. Staff from Glaucoma UK (formerly the IGA), are all currently working from home and have been actively setting up webinars for people with glaucoma. These will help to replace the very successful ‘Glaucoma Support Groups’ throughout the UK, that have been suspended due to the pandemic.

A number of very successful programmes were held over the summer and autumn period and there are more listed below for the winter.

26th November 17.30pm – 18.30pm

Disaster response in Glaucoma, the COVID story

27th November

Virtual UKEGS Conference

16th December 19.00pm – 20.00pm

Communication in the Glaucoma clinic. How to get the most out of your appointment

28th January 2021 19.00pm – 20.00pm

Glaucoma Research

All the above, with more details, can be found on the Glaucoma UK website, where you can register your interest. Please feel free to share this information with anyone who may be interested.