March 2012

Working with Wales Council for the Blind, Sight Support is delighted to announce that we have been awarded a major Big Lottery grant to help push forward an electronic Certificate of Visual Impairment in Wales. As part of the project, we hope to give people who lose their sight much faster and more accurate access to all the information and services that are available from all the sight loss agencies.

It is anticpated that we will commence the project with a pilot scheme in the South Wales area and gradually expand the system to the whole of the country, enabling us to prevent isolation and depression as well as assisting us to plan improved services for the future. The grant will also assist local clubs and societies to offer help to people at a local level.

More information will follow, but if you would like to read the project plan, please click on the following link to download.