Help and Advice

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
Email: tom.shufflebotham@powys.gov.uk

 

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

RNIB Cymru

Tel: 029 2082 8500

Email: cymru@rnib.org.uk

Web Site: www.rnib.org.uk/wales-cymru-1

RNIB (UK)

Tel: 0303 123999

Email: helpline@rnib.org.uk

Web Site: www.rnib.org.uk

Address: 105 Judd Street, London WC1H 9NE

CIB

Tel: 029 2039 8900

Email: cibpostmaster@cibi.co.uk

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

Email: staff@wcb-ccd.org.uk

Web Site: www.wcb-ccd.org.uk

Sight Cymru

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

Email: Cymru-mt@guidedogs.org.uk

Guide Dogs UK

Tel: 0118 983 5555

Address: The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, Hillfields, Burghfield Common, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 3YG

Email: guidedogs@guidedogs.org.uk

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

Email: cypservices@guidedogs.org.uk

Macular Society

This organisation assists with practical help and advice for those with any form of Macular Degeneration.

Helpline Tel: 0300 3030111

Helpline Email: help@macularsociety.org

General Enquiries: 01264 350551

General Enquiries Email: info@macularsociety.org

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

Email: info@brecknockaccess.org.uk

Web Site: www.brecknockaccess.org.uk