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  • RNIB Cymru supports people with sensory loss to claim £13.5 million in unclaimed benefits, supported by the Big Lottery Fund


    RNIB Cymru’s Rights, Advice and Information Service (RAISE) is a specialist welfare benefits and welfare rights service for people with sensory loss across Wales who face poverty and social exclusion.

    The Big Lottery Fund provided three years’ funding of almost a million pounds enabling RNIB Cymru, in partnership with Action on Hearing Loss Cymru and the sensory loss sector in Wales, to establish RAISE and address the barriers faced by people with sensory loss in Wales when claiming their benefit entitlement.

  • Employers with Vision Conference


    17 November 2017

    Augusta Suite, Celtic Manor Resort

  • Get your eyes checked this National Eye Health Week


    Look after your eyes by going for a regular sight test is the message of this year’s National Eye Health Week which runs from 18-24 September 2017.

    Now in its eighth year, National Eye Health Week brings organisations and health professionals from across Wales together to raise awareness of the need for regular sight tests and how lifestyle habits can affect sight.

  • Eye health crisis set to deepen


    ONE in five people will live with sight loss in their lifetime despite at least half of all cases being avoidable[i], warns a new report published by charity Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and high street opticians Specsavers. 

  • RNIB Visibly Better Cymru scheme provides accessible Radiology Unit


    Cardiff and Vale University Health Board has recently reopened its Radiology Unit at the University Hospital of Wales which has been redesigned in line with the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) Visibly Better Cymru Scheme.

    Cardiff and Vale UHB are the only Health Board in Wales to have used the Visibly Better Cymru design principles while undergoing a redesign of a service area.

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