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  • Dave builds a new life after sight loss


    Dave Legrice from Whitland had been a builder for over 20 years when a sight test in October 2015 detected an abnormality. After being referred to hospital, and being diagnosed with Retina Pigmentosa, he was advised not to drive, which in turn meant that he had to give up his job.

  • Report by the Expert Group on Housing an Ageing Population


    In December 2015, the Welsh Government established an Expert Group on Housing an Ageing Population. The purpose of this time-bound Group was to develop practicable and deliverable proposals to inform the Welsh Government’s policy approach to housing an ageing population.   

    The Group has now submitted its report, Our Housing AGEnda: meeting the aspirations of older people in Wales.

  • Andrea Chris and guide dog Edie

    Love is ‘blind’!


    When Edie the guide dog looked across a crowded room and saw Chris, she knew it was ‘love at first sight’ both for her and her blind owner Andrea.

    “We were on a weekend away for 18-25 year olds run by Action for Blind People in Manchester and Edie kept walking over to Chris,” said Andrea who works as a Spa Therapist/Sales Assistant in Cardiff’s ‘Lush Spa’.

  • Welsh Cakes

    Celebrate St David’s Day and raise money to help support people living with with sight loss in Wales Wednesday 1 March 2017


    Wednesday 1 March 2017

    Join RNIB Cymru in a special Tea for RNIB to celebrate the Welsh National Day! This St David’s Day RNIB Cymru is asking supporters to hold a Welsh cake fundraiser to support people with sight loss. Have fun with your friends, family and colleagues to help a great cause! Below is a Welsh cake recipe to help you get started!


    ·         225g plain flour

    ·         85g caster sugar

    ·         ½ tsp mixed spice

  • RNIB calls for improved ophthalmology services across Wales


    RNIB Cymru has welcomed the publication today of the Health Inspectorate Wales (HIW) review of Ophthalmology Services in Wales.

    Whilst highlighting some examples of good practice and progress to improve services, the review also evidences the need for continued work and development in several areas, in particular the need to ensure that capacity within the services is able to meet existing and growing demand.

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