Cardiff and Vale University Health Board Strategy Refresh

14 June 2023

Calling all people who live in the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board area. Please could you spare some time to respond to an important survey before 26th June 2023.

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board are refreshing the ten-year strategy called “Shaping Our Future Wellbeing” that gives them guidance for the future of health care. They are developing this with support from patients, colleagues, partners and our communities.

They would like your feedback on the strategy’s aims, visions and objectives which are set out and listed in a survey that is linked to below.

The Health Board said “Since we first launched our strategy in 2015, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board has gone through significant changes and the world looks a lot different to when we first created Shaping Our Future Wellbeing.  In Spring 2023, we asked the public, our colleagues and stakeholders what was important to them in the future of the Health Board.

We have reviewed the feedback and now we are asking you again to share your thoughts on our proposed strategy. Is there anything we missed that we need to focus on? Is this the direction we should take?”


To take the survey please click on the following link.


There is a link to Short Read version of the Draft Strategy here: 


There is a link to the full Strategy Document here:


Should you need assistance with completing the survey please contact our Cardiff Office on 02920 398900 or email [email protected]


Thank you for your help.


About Sight Life  

Sight Life (formerly Cardiff Institute for the Blind) supports people who are blind or partially sighted in south Wales. In 2020/21 we helped more than 3,000 people in Cardiff, Swansea, RCT (Rhondda Cynon Taf), Neath and Port Talbot.  

We provide statutory services to people with sight loss on behalf of the local Councils in Cardiff and Swansea.  

In cooperation with the NHS, we provide a support service (ECLO: Eye Clinic Liaison Officer) for patients newly diagnosed with sight loss in University Hospital of Wales (UHW “The Heath”) in Cardiff.  

Our aims are to ensure that people with sight loss can take part in all aspects of society, including work and leisure.  

We offer a range of training, clubs and activities including audio-described theatre trips, confidence building, cooking, drama, employment support, fitness, gardening, IT, music, photography, rambling and yoga to people with sight loss.  

Established in 1865, we are one of Wales’ oldest charities. In spring 2022 we returned to being an independent charity after being part of the UK wide RNIB Group since 2009.  

We have approximately a dozen staff and annual income in the region of £440,000 from statutory contracts, grants, trusts, The National Lottery, donations and legacies.  

Sight Life changed its name from Cardiff Institute for the Blind in 2019 to reflect the fact that we work beyond Cardiff, including Swansea and RCT (Rhondda Cynon Taf). The name change also recognises the fact that we support people with any degree of sight loss, not only those who are blind.  

Please support our work and make a donation to Sight Life by clicking donate here.  

To fundraise for us please click fundraising.  

To volunteer with us please click volunteering.  

Thank you!