Out of Sight but in Our Minds Challenge
With the COVID-19 pandemic putting a halt to any fundraising activities and events, we would be so grateful if you could show your support whilst staying safe at home. Why not take part in our Out of Sight in Our Minds Challenge.
Eye clinic appointments are still going ahead
If you are due an eye injection appointment these are still going ahead as planned at the Austin Friars and Royal Gwent eye clinics, if you, or anyone that you have had direct contact with, are showing symptoms of Covid-19 or you are no longer able to attend the appointment, please get in touch with the clinic to let them know.
COVID-19 Ring Around Service
Due to current government restrictions Sight Cymru staff are all working remotely from home, however at still at hand to offer support. We are currently making over 1,000 calls per week during the pandemic to those suffering with sight loss to ensure their physical and mental well being. If you would like to be added to this call list or know someone who would benefit please get in touch.
About Sight Cymru
An independent Welsh charity, formerly known as Sight Support, that was established in 1865.
With our registered Head Office is in Pontypool, Torfaen, we pride ourselves on being the only entirely Welsh sight loss agency that provides services throughout Wales.
We aim to:
- Help people who have lost or are losing their sight
- Prevent unnecessary sight loss
- Help local authorities and local health boards to provide good rehabilitation services
- Train professionals, carers, service users, friends and family
- Develop the eye-care sector throughout Wales
Our team of 25 staff and, very importantly, over 100 volunteers, all of whom are dedicated and well trained to help blind and partially sighted people, provide our support services.
The services we provide include:
- Rehabilitation & mobility (helping someone get on with their lives by adjusting how they do things after losing their sight)
- Information, advice and advocacy
- Welfare rights assistance
- Clubs and activities
- Aids, equipment and resources specially designed for independence training
- Technology Assistance with our A.C.E project
- Befriending and Telephone Support
If you know someone who is struggling with everyday tasks such as seeing a clock face, or identifying a loved one by sight please encourage them to get in touch. If we can help them we will, but we can also help them get in touch with services available in their neighbourhood.