Cardiff Institute for the Blind in conjunction with North Wales Society for the Blind and RNIB Cymru, are piloting an exciting new project called ‘Finding your Feet’.
The course, which has been successfully run in other parts of Wales, has been funded by the Welsh Government and Estyn Llaw. It is a major new training scheme created by people with sight loss to help their peers gain skills to meet life’s everyday challenges, from going out shopping to tips on using transport services.
The course runs over six weekly sessions of around three hours in duration. The course has been divided into five topics, all of which have been chosen by people with sight loss. Participants can attend as many days as they choose. Fact sheets will be given to each participant at the end of each session. The topics cover: Money Management, Travelling, Shopping, Information Technology and Digital Inclusion.
Once the course is established we will ensure that people with sight loss, who would like to become trainers in their right, are empowered to become Champion Volunteers to lead on delivering the course in their area.
This project is part of the drive by Cardiff Vales & Valleys, North Wales Society for the Blind and RNIB Cymru. By working together as large organisations of people and for people with sight loss, we are better able to support and empower people with sight loss to live full and independent lives – together we can make a difference.
We would like to meet up with as many of you as possible to explain the course in greater detail; to find out your preferred format, and whether you would like to attend the Welsh or English training sessions.
If you are interested in attending a course in your area, could you please contact Marian Radcliffe on 01248 353604.