News from Wales

Read about the latest news and events from RNIB Cymru

Our Policy and Communications team handles all press and media enquiries. We are happy to help or comment if we can, or provide bilingual spokespeople and case studies.

We frequently produce press releases about our work. If you would like to be added to our media mailing list, please let us know. For press enquiries in Wales, please contact Andy Williams on 029 2082 8563.

RNIB Cymru saves over £1.5 million pounds for health and social care in Wales

Research has shown that RNIB funded support services in Welsh hospitals save over £1.5 million a year to health and social care budgets.  

 

An Introduction to Smartphones and Tablets

Do you feel baffled by modern technology? Let us take away the mystery, join us for an Introduction to Smartphones and Tablets. Come along and learn more about getting online and how you can use mobile phones and tablets to keep in contact with friends and family, shop online and get more out of life. 

 

Real patients coming to real harm

At least four people a month are losing their sight in Wales because of delayed and cancelled appointments. In a report commissioned by RNIB Cymru doctors are saying that the appointments system is breaking down and unable to cope with the demand.

 

Welfare Rights service for people with sensory loss

RNIB Cymru is delighted that the Big Lottery Fund has awarded £940k for an innovative welfare rights service for people with sensory loss in Wales. 

 

Wales Vision Strategy Implementation Plan 2014-2018

A new plan to improve eye health and meet the needs of people with sight loss was launched on Wednesday 8 October at the National Assembly Cross Party Vision Group.

 

Accessible healthcare survey

RNIB Cymru is calling on people with sight loss to tell us about their experiences with healthcare in Wales. 

 

Online Today – getting people with sight and hearing loss online

RNIB Cymru is delighted that it will share part of a £5.8 million award from the Big Lottery to RNIB to create Online Today – a project to support people with sensory loss across Wales to get online.