Wales Vision Strategy Implementation Plan 2014-2018
The Wales Vision Strategy Implementation Plan sets out how the three priorities within the UK Vision Strategy will be delivered in Wales. It has been produced by the Wales Vision Strategy Implementation Group, which is made up of representatives from the public, private and third sector with an interest in eye health and sight loss.
The Implementation Plan for 2014-2018 is available to download at the bottom of this page.
Key successes in 2014/15 and priorities for 2015/16
Since the launch of the Implementation Plan there has been considerable progress in both improving eye health and meeting the needs of blind and partially sighted people in Wales.
- The Welsh Government Eye Health Care Delivery Plan is now in its second year of implementation. One of the key objectives of the plan is to run a series of national, week long, eye health campaigns for the general public and at risk groups. The first campaign was launched in mid April 2015 and focused on acute eyecare.
- The expansion of the Eye Clinic Liaison Service (offering emotional support and practical help to people at the point of diagnosis) across the whole of Wales. A study commissioned by RNIB Cymru found that for every £1 investment in the ECLO service, there is a return of £10.57 to social care budgets; demonstrating the value of the service to the individual, the local health board and wider society.
- On 15 January 2015, Welsh Transport Minister Edwina Hart launched the guide "Get on Board" to improve bus travel in Wales for people with sight loss.
The Wales Vision Strategy Implementation Group have produced a document that highlights some of the innovative work that has been delivered by partners; highlighting the key successes that have been achieved in 2014/15 and the priorities that are to be taken forward for 2015/16. This document was launched at the Wales Vision Strategy reception event on Tuesday 12 May 2015 at the Senedd.
The Wales Vision Strategy Implementation Plan key achievements in 2014/15 and priorities for 2015/16 can be downlaoded at the bottom of this page.