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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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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.

British Legion Festival of Remembrance 2020

31 October 2020

St David’s Hall are streaming the Royal British Legion’s 40th annual Wales Festival of Remembrance 2020 so that you can experience it from the comfort of your own home now that live events aren’t possible. The festival focuses on VE and VJ75, battle of Britain80 and includes readings, guest speakers and the poignant Service of Remembrance. It can be accessed from 7pm on Saturday 31st October and will be available for 1 week. To access simply click on the link below and then click on the play button.

https://www.liveeventstream.online/walesfestivalofremembrance

 

Today is World Stroke Day

29 October 2020

Today, 29 October, is World Stroke Day.

One in four adults will have a stroke at some stage in their lives, but being active can reduce the risk.

The main symptoms of stroke can be remembered with the word FAST:

  • Face – the face may have dropped on 1 side, the person may not be able to smile, or their mouth or eye may have dropped.
  • Arms – the person with suspected stroke may not be able to lift both arms and keep them there because of weakness or numbness in 1 arm.
  • Speech – their speech may be slurred or garbled, or the person may not be able to talk at all despite appearing to be awake; they may also have problems understanding what you’re saying to them.
  • Time – it’s time to dial 999 immediately if you see any of these signs or symptoms.

For more information on strokes, and how to prevent them click here

 

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