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Cardiff Vales and Valleys Institute of Blind People (Formerly Cardiff Institute for the Blind)

Part of RNIB Group

Cardiff, Vale of Glamorgan, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Merthyr, Swansea, Neath & Port Talbot

Local Independent Voluntary Organisation        Charity No. 214131

Summary of aims & objectives:

Cardiff Vales and Valleys (CVV) provides direct services to blind and partially sighted people withthin the counties of Cardiff, Vale of Glamorgan, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Merthyr, Swansea, Neath and Port Talbot enabling them to live fullfilling  and independent lives.


  • Information & Advice
  • Home Visiting Service
  • Hospital Support Service
  • Computer Training
  • Resource Centre 
  • Clubs & Support Groups
  • Befriending
  • Volunteer Transport
  • Contact Line
  • Volunteering Opportunities
  • Hours of opening: Monday-Thursday 9.00am-4.30pm, Friday 9.00am-3.30pm

All the above are accessible to any person with a visual impairment, regardless of registration, living within our catchment area. Services are available in accessible formats and bi-lingually. We do not specifically provide mental health services, but we adhere to our equal opportunities programme and have in the past worked closely with the rehabilitation team based at Whitchurch Hospital. Volunteers do not have to be visually impaired.

Referrals: Self referrals and referrals from other professionals and organisations, both voluntary and statutory

Contacts: Michelle Jones, Head of Services, Cardiff Vales and Valleys Institute of Blind People, Shand House, 20 Newport  Road, Cardiff CF24 0YB

Tel: 029 2048 5414 / 0845 605 6545

Fax: 029 2046 5222

email: michelle@cibi.co.uk

Website : www.cardiffinstituteforthblind.org
Updated September 2010


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