News

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

Other news

Wales Council of the Blind Manifesto request

14 September 2020
Wales Council of the Blind is putting together a Sight Loss Manifesto - and it would like to hear your views The Welsh Assembly (Senedd) Elections are taking place in 2021. Wales Council of the Blind (WCB) wants to present to each candidate the priorities for blind and partially-sighted people in Wales. WCB needs to…

Roy comes clean for Sight Life!

2 September 2020
Roy Measday, 73, of Port Talbot is feeling the cold a little bit more these days after shaving off his lockdown beard to raise funds for Sight Life. After a stroke six and a half years ago, Roy received support and advice from Sight Life. When the pandemic hit, Roy had to shield – and decided…

Wales Council of the Blind survey request

1 September 2020

Wales Council of the Blind wants to encourage the development of high quality services and to improve its own, so it is asking for the help of people with sight loss to help them to do this.

Please complete the questionnaire to help. Use this as an opportunity to express your views. Your answers will remain completely anonymous. Thank you for your support.

If you experience any difficulties with completing this form, please contact WCB on 02920 473954.

 

Coronavirus update and what you get involved with

26 August 2020

Coronavirus update: We’re open by phone and online

Like many organisations we have closed our Jones Court resource centre and offices in line with Government advice to keep our members, staff and volunteers safe from the Coronavirus. We are, though, still very much open and available to support people in Cardiff, Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and RCT by phone and online. And we’re taking steps to keep Sight Life running as normally as possible under the circumstances.

We’re contacting our members by telephone…

Starting with the oldest and potentially more vulnerable. Please bear with us as it may take some time, but we will get around to you. We want to reassure our members and customers that we have not forgotten about you.

What to do if you need urgent advice…

Cardiff Area: You can contact Michelle on 07711 188 513 or Teresa on 07918 166 524.
Swansea Area: You can contact Anita on 01792 776 360.

In addition, the RNIB Helpline on 0303 123 9999 is open 8am-8pm weekdays and 9am-1pm on Saturdays. You don’t have to be an existing member or service user to contact us. We welcome calls and emails from people who haven’t been in touch with us before.

We’re compiling a list of support and services you can access in your local community…

We’ll put this information on the website and social media as soon as we have it. We’re also looking at other telephone support groups for our members to access during these challenging times.

Please follow the Government guidelines…

You can find the latest health advice about Coronavirus (COVID-19) at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/.

We look forward to seeing you all again as soon as it’s safe.

John Sanders, Chairman, Sight Life

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