VIB will do all we can to help, using our experience and knowledge, if further or more in-depth or specialist help is required we will endeavour to put you intocuh with the right person or organisation. Some of these are listed below.
Social Services Rehabilitation Officers
They can provide help and advice in all areas of coping with sight loss.
Rehabilitation Officer: Tom Shufflebotham
Address: Powys County Council Community Services, Ithon Road, Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 6AA
Tel: 01597 827102
RNIB Cymru and Cardiff Institute for the Blind (CIB)
These two organisations work together to provide advice and help on your rights, welfare benefits, education, employment and more in Wales.
Address: Jones Court, Womanby Street, Cardiff, CF10 1BR
Tel: 029 2082 8500
Web Site: www.rnib.org.uk/wales-cymru-1
Tel: 0303 123999
Web Site: www.rnib.org.uk
Address: 105 Judd Street, London WC1H 9NE
Tel: 029 2039 8900
Web Site: www.cibi.co.uk
Wales Council for the Blind (WCB)
WCB is an umbrella agency representing vision impaired within Wales. We work to campaign, lobby and support the improvement of services for people with sight loss. WCB provides a platform vision impaired people to raise their concerns and wishes.
Address: 2nd Floor, Hallinans House, 22 Newport Road, Cardiff CF24 0TD
Tel: 029 20 473954
Web Site: www.wcb-ccd.org.uk
Provide rehabilitation, mobility, help and advice for those with sight loss. They provide training and help to professionals, carers and families of those with sight loss.
Address: Sight Cymru, Bradbury House, Park Buildings, Pontypool, NP4 6JHT
Tel: 01495 763650
Web Site: sightcymru.org.uk
Guide Dogs for the Blind
Provide mobility services and training, with and without dogs, and campaign for the rights and welfare of vision impaired people.
Guide Dogs Cymru
Tel: 0345 1430195
Address: Building 3, Eastern Business Park, St Mellons, Cardiff, CF3 5EA
Guide Dogs UK
Tel: 0118 983 5555
Address: The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, Hillfields, Burghfield Common, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 3YG
Web Site: www.guidedogs.org.uk
Guide Dogs merged with Blink Children UK and now provides a number of services to support social and educational opportunities for vision impaired children. They also provide help and support to parents and carers of vision impaired children.
Tel: 0800 781 1444
This organisation assists with practical help and advice for those with any form of Macular Degeneration.
Helpline Tel: 0300 3030111
Helpline Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
General Enquiries: 01264 350551
General Enquiries Email: email@example.com
Web Site: www.macularsociety.org
Brecknock Access Group
This is a group with the aim of improving access and rights of all disabled people in Southern Powys.
Tel: 01874 624754
Web Site: www.brecknockaccess.org.uk
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