Please can you help with the RNIB Cymru Cost of Living Survey

17 March 2023

Please can you spare 10 minutes to help with this important survey.

Sight Life has been asked to help gather information on behalf of RNIB Cymru about the impact of the cost-of-living people with sight loss.

The online survey has been designed to capture the impact of the rising cost of living on people with vision impairments across Wales.

Findings from the survey will be used to help RNIB Cymru work with other organisations to better support people with vision impairments.

RNIB will also use what they hear to inform policy positions and recommendations. These will be communicated to key stakeholders such as Welsh Government and the Senedd.

When you complete the survey, RNIB would also like you to consider the impact your vision impairment may have on your finances. This may include any additional services and expenses you incur because of your vision impairment.

All responses will be anonymised and kept confidential for the purpose of this research.


The Survey: 

To access the online survey please use one of the links below.

English: RNIB Cymru Cost of Living Survey

Welsh: Arolwg costau byw RNIB Cymru


If you would like help to complete the form, then please contact us on 029 2039 8900.

The survey will run until Friday 14th April. Please pass on this information to your friends and colleagues.


Thank you for you 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!