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    Dementia, sight loss and the living environment workshops


    RNIB research evidences that 1 in 3 of the 35,000 people in Wales who have dementia will have a significant sight loss and a large proportion of the remainder having deteriorating vision and undiagnosed sight loss.

    Visibly Better Cymru, supported by ‘Western Bay ICF Dementia Funding’ is offering free workshops aimed at Care Home staff; family-based carers and Occupational Therapists within the Western Bay region of Bridgend, Neath-Port Talbot and Swansea.

    The free workshops will address:

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    Dai Lloyd AM sets sights on breaking down barriers for people with sight loss


    The South West Wales AM is supporting new aims set out by the Wales Vision Strategy group to deliver positive change for blind and partially sighted people in Wales, including those at risk of sight loss, by 2020. The group is a collaboration between charities, public sector organisations, businesses and blind and partially sighted people.

    Dai Lloyd AM, who is also the Chair of the Cross Party Group on Vision, helped launch the new Wales Vision Strategy’s new priorities at the National Assembly for Wales on 22 November.

    The Wales Vision Strategy’s new priorities are:

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    Aberystwyth couple take on London Marathon for RNIB to raise awareness of the impact of losing your sight


    Aberystwyth resident, Rhydian Davies and his partner Kellie Ward, are lacing up their trainers for the London Marathon to raise funds for RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People).

  • RNIB Cymru supports people with sensory loss to claim £13.5 million in unclaimed benefits, supported by the Big Lottery Fund


    RNIB Cymru’s Rights, Advice and Information Service (RAISE) is a specialist welfare benefits and welfare rights service for people with sensory loss across Wales who face poverty and social exclusion.

  • Get your eyes checked this National Eye Health Week


    Look after your eyes by going for a regular sight test is the message of this year’s National Eye Health Week which runs from 18-24 September 2017.

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