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    Bridgend AM congratulates Valleys to Coast in gaining the RNIB Visibly Better Platinum Award for its Llys Ton Extra Care facility


    Two weeks ago, Bridgend AM Carwyn Jones was delighted to celebrate the achievement of Valleys to Coast in gaining the RNIB Visibly Better Platinum Award for its Llys Ton Extra Care facility in Kenfig Hill. The Platinum award is the highest level of accreditation the RNIB can award.

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    National Assembly and Police and Crime Commissioner Elections - 5 May


    Hopefully you made sure you were registered to vote by 18 April 2016. Now you just need to vote either by postal vote or by making your way to a polling station on 5 May between 7am and 10pm.

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    Volunteers in Wales needed to support blind and partially sighted people


    RNIB Cymru (Royal National Institute of Blind People) is calling on people in Wales to give up a few hours of their time to help blind and partially sighted people get online.

    According to the findings of new research [1] about volunteering by RNIB, 80 per cent of people who volunteer say it makes them feel happier.  Another 47 per cent of respondents in the UK who do not volunteer said they want to in the future, with more than one in 10 people most keen to share their technology skills.

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    Managing Better - a new service partnership to help older people across Wales manage better


    Managing Better - A new Service partnership to help older people across Wales Manage Better and stay safe in their own homes.

    Care & Repair Cymru, RNIB Cymru and Action on Hearing Loss Cymru, are delighted to announce a new partnership to deliver a critical prevention service, to be known as Managing Better, for older people across Wales. The service is funded by Welsh Government Sustainable Social Services Third Sector Grant, totaling £1.25m over 3 years, commencing today (1 April 2016).

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    Assembly candidates grilled by RNIB members in Swansea


    RNIB Cymru is campaign for the next Welsh Government to recognise the challenges that remain for people in Wales with sight loss.

    Candidates from four parties took part including Mike Hedges, Labour Candidate for Swansea East, Matthew Paul, Conservative Candidate for Carmarthenshire East and Dinefwr, Chris Holley, Liberal Democrat candidate for Swansea West and Bethan Jenkins, Plaid Cymru candidate for Aberavon and South West Wales. UKIP and the Green Party were unable to field a representative.

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