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‘Being There’ means more than just being there!
There’s never a good time to be given devastating news, but how much worse is it when there’s no-one around to comfort, support, advise and help when you’ve been told the worse. This was the scenario facing thousands of people with sight loss across Wales until recent years.
It’s that time of year again and New Year resolutions are coming at you from every health corner.
Here in RNIB Cymru we support people with sight loss, but our work also includes campaigns to help with preventing sight loss.
Research suggests that the following points will make sure your eyes are healthy and your risk of developing an eye condition is as small as possible...why not include them in your 2017 resolutions:
Did you receive the book you really wanted for Christmas? The latest crime-thriller, some festive recipes, the biography of a favourite celeb?
If so, spare a thought for those for adults or children who are blind or partially sighted, for whom only a minority of books published in the UK are available in formats that are accessible to them.
Sight loss charity RNIB is working hard to fill the gap. Its 'talking books' audio-library, free to members, is the largest in Europe, boasting over 25,000 titles.
Not only are the staff at RNIB Cymru/Cardiff Institute for the Blind’s Offices in Womanby Street, Cardiff equipped with the skills to help and support people with sight loss, thanks to the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust (WAST) many of them are now also equipped to try and help save the lives of people who suffer a cardiac arrest on the premises.
“2016 seems to have flown by and once again it's been a packed year full of amazing achievements and some significant challenges. I have particularly enjoyed meeting customers, visiting services and working with new partners and colleagues to improve the reach and quality of our services."