Friday, 29 June 2018

Sight Loss Information Sessions for Professionals

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

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