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Sight for Wight takes pleasure in inviting service users to a Sight for Wight Members’ Forum on Wednesday 18th July from 12.00 noon till 1.30 pm. This will be held at Millbrooke House. Please RSVP & send advance questions by the 16th July 2018, either by phone on 522205 or email  

Message from the Talking News Team: Please can we can ask listeners to check if they have any extra talking news wallets at home. We have a number of listeners who are using only one wallet when there should be two wallets for each person in the system. If you have any extra wallets, please return them so we can ensure a smooth and continuous supply of the Talking News each week. Thank you.  

Message from Laura Jasper: Thank you to everyone who has replied to the consent form which was sent out last week. I have had a number of replies sent in the enclosed return envelope which have had a postage stamp put on them. Please remember that we stamp all return envelopes with an ‘articles for the blind’ stamp so you do not have to add extra postage to it. Just put it in a post box or hand it in to the post office. Putting a stamp on it does not save the Society any money as the ‘articles for the blind’ system is provided free by Royal Mail. Thank you.  

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust are in the process of setting the Clinical Standards and they would like to hear from you. Whether you are a patient, a family member or a carer, they would like your views on what you would like to see change, improve or develop. Some of the key areas they are looking at are nutrition, end of life care, personal hygiene, respect and dignity, self care and communication. They are holding a workshop on Wednesday 25th July 2018 between 9.30am and 12.30pm in the conference room, level B, St Mary’s hospital. If you would like to attend please ring 822099 ext 3479 or email by Monday 16th July.  

Local volunteers from the Guide Dogs Charity will be visiting a number of venues over the next few months talking about the work of the Charity and how you can be involved. They will be at Ryde Library on the 21st July and Ventnor Library on the 18th August. All the library venue times will be 10.30am till 2.30pm. You can also find them at the Isle of Wight Community Club Open Day at Park Road in Cowes on August 27th from 12 noon onwards.  

Do you enjoy the activities and facilities provided by Sight for Wight? Perhaps you’ve recently attended an activity or event and would like to wax lyrical about it? If so then Chris Cane would like to hear from you! As part of our promoting well-being and supporting services and activities, we would like to hear your positive feedback which will be part of a video promoting Sight for Wight. If you have a story you would like to enthuse about and don’t mind being recorded on video then please contact Chris Cane on 522205 or email