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RNIB achieves Disability Confident Level 3

Posted Wednesday, 13 February 2019 News type: Press release

RNIB Cymru calls on Newport council to reverse decision to withdraw from Sencom

RNIB Cymru is joining forces with other sight loss organisations in Wales to challenge a decision made by Newport City Council to withdraw from the Sencom service. This service gives support to children with sensory and communications needs across Gwent from birth until the age of 19.

Posted Tuesday, 12 February 2019 News type: News story

Transforming eye care services in Wales: Those at highest risk of going blind to receive prioritised treatment in UK first

Eye care patients in Wales who are at the greatest risk of going blind are set to receive faster, prioritised treatment in the Welsh NHS thanks to a £3.3m investment by the Welsh Government to transform services, Health Minister Vaughan Gething announced today.

Posted Monday, 11 February 2019 News type: News story

RNIB responds to misguided Facebook comments around sight loss and technology use

Posted Monday, 28 January 2019 News type: Press release

Our streets should be accessible for all!

Our Policy and Campaigns Manager, Hugh Huddy, tells us about re-developments called 'shared space' that are being implemented by local councils without sufficient regard for the impact on blind and partially sighted people's safety.

Posted Thursday, 24 January 2019 News type: News story

RNIB receives £1m from People’s Postcode Lottery

Posted Monday, 21 January 2019 News type: Press release

Statement on NHS long-term plan

Posted Monday, 7 January 2019 News type: Press release

The NHS Long Term Plan is now available

RNIB welcomes the NHS Long Term Plan for England, particularly the focus on prevention of ill-health to enable people to live longer healthier lives.

Posted Monday, 7 January 2019 News type: News story