Services for children and young people in Northamptonshire (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities.

Visually Impaired Children Taking Action (VICTA)

Type of service:
National Organisation
Address:
Silverstone House, 46 Newport Road, Woolstone, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire MK15 0AA
Telephone number:
01908 240831
Email address:
Service description:
Visually Impaired Children Taking Action (VICTA) supports children and young people who are blind or partially sighted and their families across the UK. If you are the parent of a blind or partially sighted child or young person or you are visually impaired yourself and under the age of 29 then VICTA can help.

Activities

Family Weekends - VICTA's family weekends are designed with parents in mind. They provide workshops and informal opportunities for parents to share the highs and lows of family life. For the children, the weekends are a chance to come together and share in a range of organised activities.

Early Years Weekend - VICTA's early years weekend offers families with a child aged 0 to 5 years who is visually impaired the opportunity to come together and attend workshops while the children take part in a range of activities.

Youth Weekends - VICTA's youth weekends are for young people aged 18 to 29 who are blind or partially sighted. These residential breaks use the challenge of activities to build confidence and prove that anything is possible.

Family Days and Activities - These activities aim to bring families and their children together. We have hosted activities at a range of locations including zoos, museums and theatres.

International Trips - VICTA's international trips provide an opportunity for young people who are blind or partially sighted to experience the wonder of travel in a semi-independent way.

Grants

VICTA also offer grants whether it is for a Brialler or a computer to help them to keep in touch. VICTA want to encourage children and young people to develop independent life skills and therefore also provide grants for equipment such as talking household items, magnifiers or navigation aids.

Holidays

They have a caravan that members can book at a subsidised rate, at Romney Sands Holiday Park in Kent.
Cost:
Free
Age range:
0 - 29 years
Eligibility criteria:
  • Age - Early Years (0-5)
  • Age - School (5-18)
  • Age - Adulthood (18-25)
  • SEND descriptors
Referral route:
  • Contact service direct
  • No referral needed
Last updated on:
04/10/2017

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