RNIB are running free sight loss information mornings in Powys for professionals.
The sessions are aimed at professionals in Powys working in non-sight loss specific roles who would like to receive up to date information on local and national sight loss services with a view to increasing awareness of sight loss and strengthening links between services.
Where: Glan Irfon Health & Social Care Centre Love Lane Builth Wells LD2 3DG
When: Wednesday 1 & 8 August 2018 9.00am – 12.30pm
Day 1 Wednesday 1 August 2018 9.00am – 12.30pm
Understanding Sight Loss
· Introduction to the main eye conditions & treatments
· Effects on vision
Introduction to Guide Dogs Cymru and Sighted Guiding
Nathan Foy - Guide Dogs Cymru Engagement Officer
· Guide Dogs Cymru Services, who we are and what we do
· Sighted guiding session
Day 2 Wednesday 8 August 2018 9.00am – 12.30pm
Practical aspects of sight loss
Laura Edwards - Rehabilitation Officer for Visual Impairment
· The role of the ROVI and the sensory team
· Support with mobility, communication and daily living
Sight loss and wellbeing
Ellen Ryan – RNIB Eye Care Liaison Officer
Summary of onward support & services
What local and national support is available and how to access
Tea & coffee will be provided.
Booking is essential. For more information or to book please contact Keira Brooks Confidence Building Co-ordinator on 07864 954150 or email firstname.lastname@example.org