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Fenny Stratford
Milton Keynes
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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 bringing parents together 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.

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 Facebook page…

7 hours ago

VICTA UK

Panto season has arrived!

There's nothing like a pantomime to get you ready for the festive season. VICTA is pleased to offer tickets to three magical productions showing at Milton Keynes, Manchester and Exeter.

All of the performances are audio-described and promise to be packed full of the usual comedy, music, dancing, outrageous costumes and general pantomime silliness!

You will find all the details of the show dates and the links to apply below.

🌟🌹 Beauty and the Beast🌹🌟
Exeter Northcott Theatre
11 December 2019, 6pm
www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/beauty-beast/

🌟🍎Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs🍎🌟
Manchester Opera House
19 December 2019, 7pm
www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/snow-white/

🌟🧞‍♂️Aladdin🧞‍♂️🌟
Milton Keynes Theatre, 2.30pm
21 December 2019
www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/aladdin/
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6 days ago

VICTA UK

To mark #WorldSightDay parent and film maker Hannah Lake has released a short film - Vision Without Sight.

Hannah's son Leo wanted to meet and talk to an adult who, like him, is visually impaired. In the film Leo meets David Blunkett, who shares positive advice and his personal experiences growing up with a vision impairment with Leo.

We were lucky enough to have an interview with Hannah to celebrate the release of the film.

Find out Hannah's motivation behind her film making and make sure you have a watch of this very moving film on our Parent Portal: www.victaparents.org.uk/vision-without-sight/

#VisionWithoutSight
... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

VICTA UK

It was lovely to have Julie-Ann and Dexter pop into the office yesterday to share with us their new Braille book project for children - Scruffy the Uffy! The books are large print, brailled and embossed, to make them accessible for children and grown ups.

A great way to celebrate #NationalBrailleWeek and get little minds involved!

Find out more on their Facebook page: Scruffy the Uffy Books
Scruffy the Uffy Books
... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

VICTA UK

Today we fly to Lanzarote with a group of 18-29s for a cultural adventure exploring the volcanic landscape and local culture. We are looking forward to a fantastic week! ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 week ago

VICTA UK

Congratulations to our Silver Duke of Edinburgh's Award group who have passed their Silver Expedition, a three day camping expedition in the Peak District. Great team work and individual determination! ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

Last chance to apply for your family to join us at the VICTA Family Christmas party! Father Christmas has even messaged in from the North Pole to confirm he will be paying the kids a visit! Apply here: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/family-christmas/ ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

Charlotte is attending Sight Village North West in Manchester today. Make sure you pop by the VICTA stand and find out about all the services we have to offer! ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

Applications closing soon...

Don't forget to apply to join VICTA at our Christmas party for young adults aged 18 to 29 years, volunteers and VICTA staff.

Come dine, dance and feel generally festive!

Apply for your place here: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/18-plus-christmas-party/
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA UK

Felicity from the VICTA team is attending the Retina UK Professionals' Conference today and is looking forward to sharing information with over 170 delegates!

VICTA will also be there tomorrow for the Retina UK Annual Conference. If you are attending, please come and say hello and find out more about VICTA and all the ways we can provide help and support.We're excited to be welcoming more than 170 delegates for our first Professionals' Conference #RetinaUKProfs. Speakers include Prof Downes University of Oxford, Samantha De Silva Moorfields Eye Hospital and social worker/counsellor Barbara Norton
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA UK

Also from Vision West Of England to share with you, VI swim sessions. Please see their information below. Thanks!More exciting #VI #sport coming to the area, this time in #SouthGlos

We are delighted to announce that Bradley Stoke Leizure Centre will be holding weekly swim sessions dedicated to #Blind and #PartiallySighted people starting this Septenber.

The poster is below and says

Visually Impaired Swim

Every Thursday 11.30am-12.30pm

Starts 12th September

2019at Active Centre Bradley Stoke

Members: free

Concessions with Active card: £2.20

(Active cards are free, please ask reception)

Assisting person: free

Non concessions: £4.40

Located at Willow Brook stop on M1 metrobus route
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA UK

Hi everyone, Vision West Of England have asked us to share their VI football sessions in Bristol, please see their post below, ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA UK

Applications are open for our VICTA Family Fireworks party! Get warmed up this autumn & enjoy the snap & crackle of our traditional bonfire. There'll be crafts, a guy making competition & warm food, all rounded off with our fireworks display! Apply here: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/fireworks-party/ ... 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

Follow us online!

Live from Facebook

7 hours ago

VICTA UK

Panto season has arrived!

There's nothing like a pantomime to get you ready for the festive season. VICTA is pleased to offer tickets to three magical productions showing at Milton Keynes, Manchester and Exeter.

All of the performances are audio-described and promise to be packed full of the usual comedy, music, dancing, outrageous costumes and general pantomime silliness!

You will find all the details of the show dates and the links to apply below.

🌟🌹 Beauty and the Beast🌹🌟
Exeter Northcott Theatre
11 December 2019, 6pm
www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/beauty-beast/

🌟🍎Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs🍎🌟
Manchester Opera House
19 December 2019, 7pm
www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/snow-white/

🌟🧞‍♂️Aladdin🧞‍♂️🌟
Milton Keynes Theatre, 2.30pm
21 December 2019
www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/aladdin/
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

6 days ago

VICTA UK

To mark #WorldSightDay parent and film maker Hannah Lake has released a short film - Vision Without Sight.

Hannah's son Leo wanted to meet and talk to an adult who, like him, is visually impaired. In the film Leo meets David Blunkett, who shares positive advice and his personal experiences growing up with a vision impairment with Leo.

We were lucky enough to have an interview with Hannah to celebrate the release of the film.

Find out Hannah's motivation behind her film making and make sure you have a watch of this very moving film on our Parent Portal: www.victaparents.org.uk/vision-without-sight/

#VisionWithoutSight
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 week ago

VICTA UK

It was lovely to have Julie-Ann and Dexter pop into the office yesterday to share with us their new Braille book project for children - Scruffy the Uffy! The books are large print, brailled and embossed, to make them accessible for children and grown ups.

A great way to celebrate #NationalBrailleWeek and get little minds involved!

Find out more on their Facebook page: Scruffy the Uffy Books
Scruffy the Uffy Books
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 week ago

VICTA UK

Today we fly to Lanzarote with a group of 18-29s for a cultural adventure exploring the volcanic landscape and local culture. We are looking forward to a fantastic week! ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 week ago

VICTA UK

Congratulations to our Silver Duke of Edinburgh's Award group who have passed their Silver Expedition, a three day camping expedition in the Peak District. Great team work and individual determination! ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

Last chance to apply for your family to join us at the VICTA Family Christmas party! Father Christmas has even messaged in from the North Pole to confirm he will be paying the kids a visit! Apply here: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/family-christmas/ ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

Charlotte is attending Sight Village North West in Manchester today. Make sure you pop by the VICTA stand and find out about all the services we have to offer! ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

Applications closing soon...

Don't forget to apply to join VICTA at our Christmas party for young adults aged 18 to 29 years, volunteers and VICTA staff.

Come dine, dance and feel generally festive!

Apply for your place here: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/18-plus-christmas-party/
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA UK

Felicity from the VICTA team is attending the Retina UK Professionals' Conference today and is looking forward to sharing information with over 170 delegates!

VICTA will also be there tomorrow for the Retina UK Annual Conference. If you are attending, please come and say hello and find out more about VICTA and all the ways we can provide help and support.We're excited to be welcoming more than 170 delegates for our first Professionals' Conference #RetinaUKProfs. Speakers include Prof Downes University of Oxford, Samantha De Silva Moorfields Eye Hospital and social worker/counsellor Barbara Norton
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA UK

Also from Vision West Of England to share with you, VI swim sessions. Please see their information below. Thanks!More exciting #VI #sport coming to the area, this time in #SouthGlos

We are delighted to announce that Bradley Stoke Leizure Centre will be holding weekly swim sessions dedicated to #Blind and #PartiallySighted people starting this Septenber.

The poster is below and says

Visually Impaired Swim

Every Thursday 11.30am-12.30pm

Starts 12th September

2019at Active Centre Bradley Stoke

Members: free

Concessions with Active card: £2.20

(Active cards are free, please ask reception)

Assisting person: free

Non concessions: £4.40

Located at Willow Brook stop on M1 metrobus route
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA UK

Hi everyone, Vision West Of England have asked us to share their VI football sessions in Bristol, please see their post below, ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA UK

Applications are open for our VICTA Family Fireworks party! Get warmed up this autumn & enjoy the snap & crackle of our traditional bonfire. There'll be crafts, a guy making competition & warm food, all rounded off with our fireworks display! Apply here: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/fireworks-party/ ... 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.com/groups/VICTAParentNetwork

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 Facebook Page…

7 hours ago

VICTA UK

Panto season has arrived!

There's nothing like a pantomime to get you ready for the festive season. VICTA is pleased to offer tickets to three magical productions showing at Milton Keynes, Manchester and Exeter.

All of the performances are audio-described and promise to be packed full of the usual comedy, music, dancing, outrageous costumes and general pantomime silliness!

You will find all the details of the show dates and the links to apply below.

🌟🌹 Beauty and the Beast🌹🌟
Exeter Northcott Theatre
11 December 2019, 6pm
www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/beauty-beast/

🌟🍎Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs🍎🌟
Manchester Opera House
19 December 2019, 7pm
www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/snow-white/

🌟🧞‍♂️Aladdin🧞‍♂️🌟
Milton Keynes Theatre, 2.30pm
21 December 2019
www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/aladdin/
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

6 days ago

VICTA UK

To mark #WorldSightDay parent and film maker Hannah Lake has released a short film - Vision Without Sight.

Hannah's son Leo wanted to meet and talk to an adult who, like him, is visually impaired. In the film Leo meets David Blunkett, who shares positive advice and his personal experiences growing up with a vision impairment with Leo.

We were lucky enough to have an interview with Hannah to celebrate the release of the film.

Find out Hannah's motivation behind her film making and make sure you have a watch of this very moving film on our Parent Portal: www.victaparents.org.uk/vision-without-sight/

#VisionWithoutSight
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 week ago

VICTA UK

It was lovely to have Julie-Ann and Dexter pop into the office yesterday to share with us their new Braille book project for children - Scruffy the Uffy! The books are large print, brailled and embossed, to make them accessible for children and grown ups.

A great way to celebrate #NationalBrailleWeek and get little minds involved!

Find out more on their Facebook page: Scruffy the Uffy Books
Scruffy the Uffy Books
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 week ago

VICTA UK

Today we fly to Lanzarote with a group of 18-29s for a cultural adventure exploring the volcanic landscape and local culture. We are looking forward to a fantastic week! ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 week ago

VICTA UK

Congratulations to our Silver Duke of Edinburgh's Award group who have passed their Silver Expedition, a three day camping expedition in the Peak District. Great team work and individual determination! ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

Last chance to apply for your family to join us at the VICTA Family Christmas party! Father Christmas has even messaged in from the North Pole to confirm he will be paying the kids a visit! Apply here: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/family-christmas/ ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

Charlotte is attending Sight Village North West in Manchester today. Make sure you pop by the VICTA stand and find out about all the services we have to offer! ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

Applications closing soon...

Don't forget to apply to join VICTA at our Christmas party for young adults aged 18 to 29 years, volunteers and VICTA staff.

Come dine, dance and feel generally festive!

Apply for your place here: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/18-plus-christmas-party/
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA UK

Felicity from the VICTA team is attending the Retina UK Professionals' Conference today and is looking forward to sharing information with over 170 delegates!

VICTA will also be there tomorrow for the Retina UK Annual Conference. If you are attending, please come and say hello and find out more about VICTA and all the ways we can provide help and support.We're excited to be welcoming more than 170 delegates for our first Professionals' Conference #RetinaUKProfs. Speakers include Prof Downes University of Oxford, Samantha De Silva Moorfields Eye Hospital and social worker/counsellor Barbara Norton
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA UK

Also from Vision West Of England to share with you, VI swim sessions. Please see their information below. Thanks!More exciting #VI #sport coming to the area, this time in #SouthGlos

We are delighted to announce that Bradley Stoke Leizure Centre will be holding weekly swim sessions dedicated to #Blind and #PartiallySighted people starting this Septenber.

The poster is below and says

Visually Impaired Swim

Every Thursday 11.30am-12.30pm

Starts 12th September

2019at Active Centre Bradley Stoke

Members: free

Concessions with Active card: £2.20

(Active cards are free, please ask reception)

Assisting person: free

Non concessions: £4.40

Located at Willow Brook stop on M1 metrobus route
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA UK

Hi everyone, Vision West Of England have asked us to share their VI football sessions in Bristol, please see their post below, ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA UK

Applications are open for our VICTA Family Fireworks party! Get warmed up this autumn & enjoy the snap & crackle of our traditional bonfire. There'll be crafts, a guy making competition & warm food, all rounded off with our fireworks display! Apply here: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/fireworks-party/ ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook
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