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  • Rebecca Evans talking to Dr Juan

    Get your eyes checked this National Eye Health Week

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    Look after your eyes by going for a regular sight test is the message of this year’s National Eye Health Week which runs19 – 25 September 2016.

    Minister for Social Services and Public Health Rebecca Evans AM will mark the beginning of National Eye Health Week with a visit to O'Sullivans Opticians, Canton, in Cardiff.

  • Older people Managing Better thanks to new service

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    Vulnerable older people in Wales can continue living independently, with help from a new service launched today.

    Care & Repair Cymru, Action on Hearing Loss Cymru and RNIB Cymru’s Managing Better service aims to help older people who live in poor housing and are frail, have dementia, sensory loss or are vulnerable in other ways.

    The new service employs caseworkers who work with GPs, hospitals and social workers to reach older people most in need of help, to keep them safe, warm and independent at home.

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    Report reveals difficulties faced by blind and partially sighted people obtaining Access to Work

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    A new report published by RNIB Cymru and Wales Council of the Blind has found that blind and partially sighted people in Wales face many challenges getting the support of the “Access to Work” scheme.

    The Government’s “Access to Work” scheme is designed to provide practical support and advice to disabled people and employers to help overcome work related obstacles resulting from a disability.

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    Run the Cardiff Half for people with sight loss in Wales

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    RNIB Cymru wants runners taking part in this year’s Cardiff Half Marathon to raise money to support people living with sight loss in Wales.

    This year RNIB Cymru is offering runners the chance to contribute towards the RNIB Talking Books Appeal. Talking Books provide a lifeline for blind and partially sighted people by allowing them to access their favourite audiobooks. There are currently 182 Talking Book users in the Cardiff area alone.

  • Cardiff is a city divided when it comes to reading, RNIB survey reveals

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    ·        Just under a third (29 per cent) of Cardiff residents stated that they primarily read paperbacks or hardbacks on holiday

    ·        32 per cent of Cardiff respondents said that they prefer to read on a Kindle, smartphone or tablet

    ·        Contrast to the UK-wide figures which found that 48 per cent primarily read paperbacks or hardbacks on holiday, with just 21per cent choosing to read on a Kindle, smartphone or tablet

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