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VICTA
5 Douglas House
32-34 Simpson Road
Fenny Stratford
Milton Keynes
MK1 1BA

T 01908 240831
admin@victa.org.uk

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The VICTA Parent Network

VICTA started over 30 years ago as a local parent support network. Our reach has since spread over the entire country, but our original vision of connecting parents for friendship and support hasn’t changed.

Here at VICTA, we have heard time and time again how the best advice has come from another parent, or how the Family Weekends we host give parents a chance to discuss issues and create solutions. It is vital in many aspects, not only for the child but also the parents, to be able to access the best possible information and we believe that parents are key to this.

We have therefore started our ‘Parent Network’. The aim of this project is to empower parents to support and advise one another, and run local events and groups to create networks of parents across the country. Our Parent Ambassadors that are part of this new scheme have first-hand experience living with and raising children who have a visual impairment.  We believe that these are the people best placed to provide help and advice if you do have any concerns or encounter any problems.

To this end, we have a VICTA Parent Network Facebook group. This is a safe space for you as a parent to ask any questions or seek advice on any topic related to parenting a visually impaired child. Other parents and young adults in the group will provide answers, support and encouragement.

To join the group, visit: (Facebook link).

We currently have 8 Parent Ambassadors as part of the VICTA Parent Network. These Ambassadors are charged with being active members on the Facebook group, arranging local events for parents, and visiting schools and organisations as requested to promote the work of VICTA.

To become a Parent Ambassador, or for more information, please email parents@victa.org.uk

Live from the VICTA Parent Network Group…

2 weeks ago

VICTA Children

We’re having a fantastic family day getting hands-on with outdoor art and even trying some of our own sculpture building at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park! ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

VICTA Children

Fantastic news!

Please join us in congratulating VICTA volunteer Bob Lowrie who has been shortlisted for the Third Sector Awards as 'Volunteer of the Year'.

We are so delighted as Bob has dedicated so much of his time to helping on so many of our activities. We are just back from ICC UK where Bob spent 10 days supporting the international groups morning, noon and night and became well known for his bus shuttling service to and from the station! Bob has volunteered on our Early Years Weekend, numerous Family Weekends, Youth Breaks, our Spanish Exchange, Environmental Trips and International Activities, so it is certainly well deserved.

Well done and thank you! 🌈👏
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA Children

Photos from some of the workshops which took place at the 2019 International Camp on Communication and Computers. The 10 day camp takes place in a different country each year and welcomes students from over 15 countries. This year VICTA was delighted to host it right here in the UK at RNC Hereford, where we were able to make good use of the fantastic facilities. A huge thank you to everyone who has helped throughout the camp! ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA Children

The evenings at ICC UK were a lot of fun and the perfect chance to socialise. Participants were able to chose from a range of activities from goalball to cricket on the lawn. Each country also each had the opportunity to visit the Oaker Wood Activity Centre one evening for some high adrenaline action. We were blessed by good weather and great company and lots of international friendships have been made! ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA Children

As is ICC tradition VICTA organised an excursion day which took us off site for the day and into the countryside. We headed to the Brecon Beacons for a fun day of team building water sports. The day was perfectly finished with a British summertime favourite - a BBQ on the terrace! ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA Children

Hi Everyone, a parent has shared her petition to our Facebook page to stop a closure of a resource base for VI kids. Please see her post below if you are interested in supporting this. Thanks! ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

4 weeks ago

VICTA Children

A few photos from the fantastic excursion day yesterday at ICC UK. We headed out in the hot sunshine to the Brecon Beacons for lots of outdoor activities. Our team-built rafts were a big success and passed the test floating on the river! ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

4 weeks ago

VICTA Children

It was fantastic to welcome a team from Microsoft who shared new technologies at the International Camp on Communications & Computers on Wednesday.

Stay up-to-date with all the latest news and photos from ICC UK on the blog! icc19uk.org/

#ICCUK2019
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

4 weeks ago

VICTA Children

Yesterday we enjoyed our first full day of ICC UK 2019! Read our latest blog post to find out how we all got on: icc19uk.org/2019/07/24/first-day-a-great-success/

#ICCUK2019 The Royal National College for the Blind (RNC)
... See MoreSee Less

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4 weeks ago

VICTA Children

We've just had a lovely catch up with North Wales Accessible Holidays for Blind and Visually Impaired who are having great success with their caravan holidays! You can find out more about what they offer by listening to Nigel's Radio 2 interview via the link below. ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 month ago

VICTA Children

So excited to be welcoming students from over 15 countries who are arriving for #ICCUK2019 today!

The International Camp on Communication and Computers is being hosted by VICTA at The Royal National College for the Blind (RNC). The next 10 days will be a hive of activity full of workshops and social activities.

Safe journeys everyone and we’ll see you all shortly! Don't forget to follow the ICC UK blog for the latest information: icc19uk.org/2019/07/22/today-is-the-today/
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 month ago

VICTA Children

Good morning. Please be aware that due to ICC UK starting today, all staff will be working off-site and the VICTA office will be closed (Monday 22 July). We will be back open tomorrow. Thank you for your understanding! ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 month ago

VICTA Children

Hi Everyone,

We have an interesting opportunity to share with you from ZSL London Zoo, for young people aged 16 to 25 years who are visually impaired. Please read their information below for info:

ZSL London Zoo’s Volunteer Programme
Embark on an exciting program at ZSL London Zoo this summer. This three day, City & Guilds accredited volunteer programme is for young people aged 16 - 25 who are blind or partially sighted. You’ll have the opportunity to experience the Zoo and support ZSL in improving accessibility for anyone with a visual impairment.

The course dates are Thursday 25 July Friday 26 July and Thursday 15 August when you’ll have the opportunity to:
• Explore London Zoo and help us improve the zoo experience for people with visual impairments
• Attend workshops run by staff from various departments across ZSL
• Get behind the scenes to learn more about the Zoo and get closer to the fantastic wildlife

The days will start between 9.45 - 10.15am and finish by 5pm at the latest (some days maybe shorter than others).

Spaces are limited to 12 people (aged 16-25) and will be allocated on a first come first served basis, with additional space to bring a carer or visual awareness assistant. We will provide you with support and guidance to ensure your access needs are met.

The days will start between 9.45 - 10.15am and finish by 5pm at the latest (some days maybe shorter than others).

Please contact CommunityEngagement@zsl.org to register your interest.
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook
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To stay up to date with VICTA’s latest activities and services to support you and your child, sign up here to receive email updates. 

Contact VICTA

VICTA
5 Douglas House
32-34 Simpson Road
Fenny Stratford
Milton Keynes
MK1 1BA

T 01908 240831
admin@victa.org.uk

Get connected online!

Live from Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA Children

We’re having a fantastic family day getting hands-on with outdoor art and even trying some of our own sculpture building at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park! ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA Children

Fantastic news!

Please join us in congratulating VICTA volunteer Bob Lowrie who has been shortlisted for the Third Sector Awards as 'Volunteer of the Year'.

We are so delighted as Bob has dedicated so much of his time to helping on so many of our activities. We are just back from ICC UK where Bob spent 10 days supporting the international groups morning, noon and night and became well known for his bus shuttling service to and from the station! Bob has volunteered on our Early Years Weekend, numerous Family Weekends, Youth Breaks, our Spanish Exchange, Environmental Trips and International Activities, so it is certainly well deserved.

Well done and thank you! 🌈👏
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA Children

Photos from some of the workshops which took place at the 2019 International Camp on Communication and Computers. The 10 day camp takes place in a different country each year and welcomes students from over 15 countries. This year VICTA was delighted to host it right here in the UK at RNC Hereford, where we were able to make good use of the fantastic facilities. A huge thank you to everyone who has helped throughout the camp! ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA Children

The evenings at ICC UK were a lot of fun and the perfect chance to socialise. Participants were able to chose from a range of activities from goalball to cricket on the lawn. Each country also each had the opportunity to visit the Oaker Wood Activity Centre one evening for some high adrenaline action. We were blessed by good weather and great company and lots of international friendships have been made! ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA Children

As is ICC tradition VICTA organised an excursion day which took us off site for the day and into the countryside. We headed to the Brecon Beacons for a fun day of team building water sports. The day was perfectly finished with a British summertime favourite - a BBQ on the terrace! ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA Children

Hi Everyone, a parent has shared her petition to our Facebook page to stop a closure of a resource base for VI kids. Please see her post below if you are interested in supporting this. Thanks! ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

4 weeks ago

VICTA Children

A few photos from the fantastic excursion day yesterday at ICC UK. We headed out in the hot sunshine to the Brecon Beacons for lots of outdoor activities. Our team-built rafts were a big success and passed the test floating on the river! ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

4 weeks ago

VICTA Children

It was fantastic to welcome a team from Microsoft who shared new technologies at the International Camp on Communications & Computers on Wednesday.

Stay up-to-date with all the latest news and photos from ICC UK on the blog! icc19uk.org/

#ICCUK2019
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

4 weeks ago

VICTA Children

Yesterday we enjoyed our first full day of ICC UK 2019! Read our latest blog post to find out how we all got on: icc19uk.org/2019/07/24/first-day-a-great-success/

#ICCUK2019 The Royal National College for the Blind (RNC)
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

4 weeks ago

VICTA Children

We've just had a lovely catch up with North Wales Accessible Holidays for Blind and Visually Impaired who are having great success with their caravan holidays! You can find out more about what they offer by listening to Nigel's Radio 2 interview via the link below. ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 month ago

VICTA Children

So excited to be welcoming students from over 15 countries who are arriving for #ICCUK2019 today!

The International Camp on Communication and Computers is being hosted by VICTA at The Royal National College for the Blind (RNC). The next 10 days will be a hive of activity full of workshops and social activities.

Safe journeys everyone and we’ll see you all shortly! Don't forget to follow the ICC UK blog for the latest information: icc19uk.org/2019/07/22/today-is-the-today/
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 month ago

VICTA Children

Good morning. Please be aware that due to ICC UK starting today, all staff will be working off-site and the VICTA office will be closed (Monday 22 July). We will be back open tomorrow. Thank you for your understanding! ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 month ago

VICTA Children

Hi Everyone,

We have an interesting opportunity to share with you from ZSL London Zoo, for young people aged 16 to 25 years who are visually impaired. Please read their information below for info:

ZSL London Zoo’s Volunteer Programme
Embark on an exciting program at ZSL London Zoo this summer. This three day, City & Guilds accredited volunteer programme is for young people aged 16 - 25 who are blind or partially sighted. You’ll have the opportunity to experience the Zoo and support ZSL in improving accessibility for anyone with a visual impairment.

The course dates are Thursday 25 July Friday 26 July and Thursday 15 August when you’ll have the opportunity to:
• Explore London Zoo and help us improve the zoo experience for people with visual impairments
• Attend workshops run by staff from various departments across ZSL
• Get behind the scenes to learn more about the Zoo and get closer to the fantastic wildlife

The days will start between 9.45 - 10.15am and finish by 5pm at the latest (some days maybe shorter than others).

Spaces are limited to 12 people (aged 16-25) and will be allocated on a first come first served basis, with additional space to bring a carer or visual awareness assistant. We will provide you with support and guidance to ensure your access needs are met.

The days will start between 9.45 - 10.15am and finish by 5pm at the latest (some days maybe shorter than others).

Please contact CommunityEngagement@zsl.org to register your interest.
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook
VICTA Parent Logo

The VICTA Parent Network

VICTA started over 30 years ago as a local parent support network. Our reach has since spread over the entire country, but our original vision of connecting parents for friendship and support hasn’t changed.

Here at VICTA, we have heard time and time again how the best advice has come from another parent, or how the Family Weekends we host give parents a chance to discuss issues and create solutions. It is vital in many aspects, not only for the child but also the parents, to be able to access the best possible information and we believe that parents are key to this.

We have therefore started our ‘Parent Network’. The aim of this project is to empower parents to support and advise one another, and run local events and groups to create networks of parents across the country. Our Parent Ambassadors that are part of this new scheme have first-hand experience living with and raising children who have a visual impairment.  We believe that these are the people best placed to provide help and advice if you do have any concerns or encounter any problems.

To this end, we have a VICTA Parent Network Facebook group. This is a safe space for you as a parent to ask any questions or seek advice on any topic related to parenting a visually impaired child. Other parents and young adults in the group will provide answers, support and encouragement.

To join the group, visit: (Facebook link).

We currently have 8 Parent Ambassadors as part of the VICTA Parent Network. These Ambassadors are charged with being active members on the Facebook group, arranging local events for parents, and visiting schools and organisations as requested to promote the work of VICTA.

To become a Parent Ambassador, or for more information, please email parents@victa.org.uk

Live from the VICTA Parent Network Group…

2 weeks ago

VICTA Children

We’re having a fantastic family day getting hands-on with outdoor art and even trying some of our own sculpture building at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park! ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA Children

Fantastic news!

Please join us in congratulating VICTA volunteer Bob Lowrie who has been shortlisted for the Third Sector Awards as 'Volunteer of the Year'.

We are so delighted as Bob has dedicated so much of his time to helping on so many of our activities. We are just back from ICC UK where Bob spent 10 days supporting the international groups morning, noon and night and became well known for his bus shuttling service to and from the station! Bob has volunteered on our Early Years Weekend, numerous Family Weekends, Youth Breaks, our Spanish Exchange, Environmental Trips and International Activities, so it is certainly well deserved.

Well done and thank you! 🌈👏
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA Children

Photos from some of the workshops which took place at the 2019 International Camp on Communication and Computers. The 10 day camp takes place in a different country each year and welcomes students from over 15 countries. This year VICTA was delighted to host it right here in the UK at RNC Hereford, where we were able to make good use of the fantastic facilities. A huge thank you to everyone who has helped throughout the camp! ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA Children

The evenings at ICC UK were a lot of fun and the perfect chance to socialise. Participants were able to chose from a range of activities from goalball to cricket on the lawn. Each country also each had the opportunity to visit the Oaker Wood Activity Centre one evening for some high adrenaline action. We were blessed by good weather and great company and lots of international friendships have been made! ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA Children

As is ICC tradition VICTA organised an excursion day which took us off site for the day and into the countryside. We headed to the Brecon Beacons for a fun day of team building water sports. The day was perfectly finished with a British summertime favourite - a BBQ on the terrace! ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA Children

Hi Everyone, a parent has shared her petition to our Facebook page to stop a closure of a resource base for VI kids. Please see her post below if you are interested in supporting this. Thanks! ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

4 weeks ago

VICTA Children

A few photos from the fantastic excursion day yesterday at ICC UK. We headed out in the hot sunshine to the Brecon Beacons for lots of outdoor activities. Our team-built rafts were a big success and passed the test floating on the river! ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

4 weeks ago

VICTA Children

It was fantastic to welcome a team from Microsoft who shared new technologies at the International Camp on Communications & Computers on Wednesday.

Stay up-to-date with all the latest news and photos from ICC UK on the blog! icc19uk.org/

#ICCUK2019
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

4 weeks ago

VICTA Children

Yesterday we enjoyed our first full day of ICC UK 2019! Read our latest blog post to find out how we all got on: icc19uk.org/2019/07/24/first-day-a-great-success/

#ICCUK2019 The Royal National College for the Blind (RNC)
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

4 weeks ago

VICTA Children

We've just had a lovely catch up with North Wales Accessible Holidays for Blind and Visually Impaired who are having great success with their caravan holidays! You can find out more about what they offer by listening to Nigel's Radio 2 interview via the link below. ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 month ago

VICTA Children

So excited to be welcoming students from over 15 countries who are arriving for #ICCUK2019 today!

The International Camp on Communication and Computers is being hosted by VICTA at The Royal National College for the Blind (RNC). The next 10 days will be a hive of activity full of workshops and social activities.

Safe journeys everyone and we’ll see you all shortly! Don't forget to follow the ICC UK blog for the latest information: icc19uk.org/2019/07/22/today-is-the-today/
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 month ago

VICTA Children

Good morning. Please be aware that due to ICC UK starting today, all staff will be working off-site and the VICTA office will be closed (Monday 22 July). We will be back open tomorrow. Thank you for your understanding! ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 month ago

VICTA Children

Hi Everyone,

We have an interesting opportunity to share with you from ZSL London Zoo, for young people aged 16 to 25 years who are visually impaired. Please read their information below for info:

ZSL London Zoo’s Volunteer Programme
Embark on an exciting program at ZSL London Zoo this summer. This three day, City & Guilds accredited volunteer programme is for young people aged 16 - 25 who are blind or partially sighted. You’ll have the opportunity to experience the Zoo and support ZSL in improving accessibility for anyone with a visual impairment.

The course dates are Thursday 25 July Friday 26 July and Thursday 15 August when you’ll have the opportunity to:
• Explore London Zoo and help us improve the zoo experience for people with visual impairments
• Attend workshops run by staff from various departments across ZSL
• Get behind the scenes to learn more about the Zoo and get closer to the fantastic wildlife

The days will start between 9.45 - 10.15am and finish by 5pm at the latest (some days maybe shorter than others).

Spaces are limited to 12 people (aged 16-25) and will be allocated on a first come first served basis, with additional space to bring a carer or visual awareness assistant. We will provide you with support and guidance to ensure your access needs are met.

The days will start between 9.45 - 10.15am and finish by 5pm at the latest (some days maybe shorter than others).

Please contact CommunityEngagement@zsl.org to register your interest.
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

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