Wales news

Read about the latest news and events from RNIB Cymru

Our Communications team in Wales handles all press and media enquiries. We are happy to help, provide comment or bilingual spokespeople, and case studies.

To be added to our media mailing list or for any press enquiries about RNIB's work in Wales, please contact the Communications Team on [email protected]

  • “Retinopathy screening could save your sight” - Minister launches diabetes eye care campaign


    On World Diabetes Day, the Welsh Government has launched a new campaign to encourage people with diabetes to take extra care of their eye health.

  • ‘It Makes Sense’ to support people in Wales who are deaf or blind


    People in Wales who are deaf, have hearing loss, are blind or partially sighted are being urged to tell doctors and nurses about their communication needs when they go to hospital or the GP.

    November is Sensory Loss Awareness Month in Wales, and Local Health Boards, NHS Trusts and charities have teamed up to work on the It Makes Sense campaign to raise awareness of the rights of patients when being treated in hospitals, GP surgeries and other healthcare services.

  • Three kids reading Rold Dahl books

    RNIB to transform Roald Dahl books into Welsh language Talking Books and mark centenary with an event in Cardiff’s National Museum


    Wales’ largest sight loss charity RNIB Cymru is set to mark the centenary of one of the country’s best-loved children’s authors by turning his books into Welsh language Talking Books with an event in Cardiff’s National Museum on Tuesday 8 November 2016.

  • Visibly Better

    Older persons’ apartments in Abernant win award for being ‘Visibly Better’


    Tenants at Alltwen, a housing scheme for people aged 55 years and above, can now live independently for longer thanks to major design changes to support sight loss.

    Following innovative modifications inside and outside the development in Abernant near Aberdare, Newydd Housing Association have received the RNIB Cymru’s Visibly Better Platinum Award for the work carried out at Alltwen to help people with sight loss remain in their homes for longer.

  • Older people Managing Better thanks to new service


    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.

Subscribe to Wales news