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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…

1 day ago

VICTA UK
Thanks to everyone who came along to our online Early Years focused parent session last night with VICTA & LOOK. It was a great turn out and hopefully a really helpful evening for everyone with lots of useful advice and support from our speakers. It was brilliant to come together & share! LOOK - supporting families living with visual impairment ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

VICTA UK
Thomas Pocklington Trust are calling all students! Make your voice heard for government proposals. See their post below for more information! ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

VICTA UK
Sam discovered his love of music and guitar playing by chance and as he lost his sight, music became a hugely important part of his life. Sam teaches guitar and also plays in an indie rock band Chasing Shadows.Sam's advice to anyone thinking about music a go? "If music is something you're looking to getting into, there really is nothing that can stop you other than yourself!"youtu.be/Do0PfeA3_EAFind out more about Sam's band here: chasingshadowsmusic.com/We need your likes! Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: www.youtube.com/c/VictaOrgUkVICTA/#WorldMusicDay #Music #VICTAStudents #VICTA #ChasingShadows ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

VICTA UK
We're celebrating #WorldMusicDay!Is music a positive influence in your life? Music has really helped Young Ambassador Grace Hill from volunteering with an Orchestra, to singer/song writing. Grace tells us about the positive impact music has had on her mental health and in particular her love of Kiss FM and how that was the driving force behind her finding the confidence to write her own music!Watch the full interview on our YouTube channel and don't forget to like and subscribe to our channel so you don't miss a thing! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

VICTA UK
The next VICTA / Henshaws Manchester VI session is happening this afternoon at 1pm. We hope to see some of you there, take a look at the attached flyer for more info or visit www.victaparents.org.uk/victa-henshaws-early-years/ to find out more! ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Well done to Dexter who is is raising funds to publish his own story book called Dexter and Gracie Go To Space!Find out how you can support him below 👇📚 Visually Impaired Six-Year-Old Boy Reaching For The Stars To Self-Fund His First Book 📚Dexter Ward, who has bilateral congenital glaucoma, is raising funds to publish his own story book called Dexter and Gracie Go To Space. The book, which was written and designed by Dexter, aims to provide a positive, fun role model for visually impaired (VI) children as well as educating children and adults as to why some children use a cane. Costing £2,000 to publish in braille and giant print, Dexter and Gracie Go To Space, the latest instalment in the Scruffy the Uffy collection, makes fun, age-appropriate children’s stories accessible to children with visual impairments at a reasonable price for the first time.Full Info: buff.ly/39tlAL9Donate: The Go Fund Me link is here:www.gofundme.com/f/bounce-the-moon-in-june-for-dexter?utm_source=facebook ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
VICTA is excited to be featuring across The Wildlife Trusts Instagram stories today to celebrate our Sensory Bingo being featured in this year’s #30DaysWild pack! Head over to Instagram to find out more! 💚 🌈 www.instagram.com/thewildlifetrusts/ ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
No better feeling than being back at the VICTA Family Weekend! We had the most amazing few days coming together and having the biggest adventures and sharing experiences. Thanks to everyone who came and made it such a great weekend. A big thank you too to our speakers and our fabulous team of volunteers. Well done to all the Kings and Queens fancy dress winners, there were so many amazing outfits. Lots of fun and laughter all round! ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
For any families in the St Albans area!Next Tuesday, at 2:15pm we'll be holding a very special 'Sensory Stories' session. This session is to celebrate #HiVis fortnight and will feature 4 interactive stories told with sounds, textures, puppets and movements. Join us (and Livingston the seagull) for a sensory adventure!Henshaws Herts Vision Loss HertsHelp VICTA UK RNIB Macular Society ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Sisterhood sessions over at RSBC, please see their following information:Inspirational Guest Speaker – Ashrafia Choudary Tuesday 14th June 2022Ashrafia Choudary is the chair of a charity called Beyond Boundaries which is a user led organisation for blind and visually impaired people living in the borough of Tower Hamlets. She is a woman that is passionate about empowering others to live life to the fullest and we will get the chance to hear her share her journey of how she navigated life being visually impaired and learn how she overcame various challenges that she faced along the way!The Power of Music: Boosting Moods Tuesday 28th June 2022 Did you know that numerous scientific and psychological studies have shown that music can lift our moods, combat depression, lower levels of stress-related hormones such as cortisol, and ease pain? Music is powerful. What’s your favourite genre of music? What type of music puts you in a good mood, makes you feel calm or optimistic? In this session we will be discussing the power of music, sharing our favourite tunes and what they mean to us.Visit the RSBC website for more information: www.rsbc.org.uk/Make lifelong friends and enjoy some supportive girl talk at our Sisterhood sessions 👭Our next Sisterhood session is happening on Tuesday 17th May between 5pm and 6pm both online and in-person at our brilliant new Life Without Limits Centre.In this session we'll be joined by celebrity hairstylist Anna Cofone who will be taking us on a haircare journey! Her workshops educate, empower, and connect vision impaired people by teaching them practical skills!We’d love to have you there. Tap the link below to book your space 👇www.rsbc.org.uk/calendar-of-activities/ ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

VICTA UK
This #VolunteersWeek we need to thank all of our amazing volunteers and a big thank you to everyone who has made our Family Weekend possible this weekend!🌈 Do you want to get involved and inspire others? Tom Rogers who has a vision impairment himself tells us why volunteering for VICTA is important to him! ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Fancy dress party and prizes for the final night of the VICTA Spring Family Weekend! ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Thank you to Haleema, Michael and Matthew for speaking to the parents this afternoon at the Spring Family Weekend. Now getting ready for the campfire songs and games this evening! ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Ready to welcome volunteers and families for the Spring Family Weekend! ... See MoreSee Less
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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

1 day ago

VICTA UK
Thanks to everyone who came along to our online Early Years focused parent session last night with VICTA & LOOK. It was a great turn out and hopefully a really helpful evening for everyone with lots of useful advice and support from our speakers. It was brilliant to come together & share! LOOK - supporting families living with visual impairment ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

1 week ago

VICTA UK
Thomas Pocklington Trust are calling all students! Make your voice heard for government proposals. See their post below for more information! ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

1 week ago

VICTA UK
Sam discovered his love of music and guitar playing by chance and as he lost his sight, music became a hugely important part of his life. Sam teaches guitar and also plays in an indie rock band Chasing Shadows.Sam's advice to anyone thinking about music a go? "If music is something you're looking to getting into, there really is nothing that can stop you other than yourself!"youtu.be/Do0PfeA3_EAFind out more about Sam's band here: chasingshadowsmusic.com/We need your likes! Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: www.youtube.com/c/VictaOrgUkVICTA/#WorldMusicDay #Music #VICTAStudents #VICTA #ChasingShadows ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

1 week ago

VICTA UK
We're celebrating #WorldMusicDay!Is music a positive influence in your life? Music has really helped Young Ambassador Grace Hill from volunteering with an Orchestra, to singer/song writing. Grace tells us about the positive impact music has had on her mental health and in particular her love of Kiss FM and how that was the driving force behind her finding the confidence to write her own music!Watch the full interview on our YouTube channel and don't forget to like and subscribe to our channel so you don't miss a thing! ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK
The next VICTA / Henshaws Manchester VI session is happening this afternoon at 1pm. We hope to see some of you there, take a look at the attached flyer for more info or visit www.victaparents.org.uk/victa-henshaws-early-years/ to find out more! ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Well done to Dexter who is is raising funds to publish his own story book called Dexter and Gracie Go To Space!Find out how you can support him below 👇📚 Visually Impaired Six-Year-Old Boy Reaching For The Stars To Self-Fund His First Book 📚Dexter Ward, who has bilateral congenital glaucoma, is raising funds to publish his own story book called Dexter and Gracie Go To Space. The book, which was written and designed by Dexter, aims to provide a positive, fun role model for visually impaired (VI) children as well as educating children and adults as to why some children use a cane. Costing £2,000 to publish in braille and giant print, Dexter and Gracie Go To Space, the latest instalment in the Scruffy the Uffy collection, makes fun, age-appropriate children’s stories accessible to children with visual impairments at a reasonable price for the first time.Full Info: buff.ly/39tlAL9Donate: The Go Fund Me link is here:www.gofundme.com/f/bounce-the-moon-in-june-for-dexter?utm_source=facebook ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
VICTA is excited to be featuring across The Wildlife Trusts Instagram stories today to celebrate our Sensory Bingo being featured in this year’s #30DaysWild pack! Head over to Instagram to find out more! 💚 🌈 www.instagram.com/thewildlifetrusts/ ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
No better feeling than being back at the VICTA Family Weekend! We had the most amazing few days coming together and having the biggest adventures and sharing experiences. Thanks to everyone who came and made it such a great weekend. A big thank you too to our speakers and our fabulous team of volunteers. Well done to all the Kings and Queens fancy dress winners, there were so many amazing outfits. Lots of fun and laughter all round! ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
For any families in the St Albans area!Next Tuesday, at 2:15pm we'll be holding a very special 'Sensory Stories' session. This session is to celebrate #HiVis fortnight and will feature 4 interactive stories told with sounds, textures, puppets and movements. Join us (and Livingston the seagull) for a sensory adventure!Henshaws Herts Vision Loss HertsHelp VICTA UK RNIB Macular Society ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Sisterhood sessions over at RSBC, please see their following information:Inspirational Guest Speaker – Ashrafia Choudary Tuesday 14th June 2022Ashrafia Choudary is the chair of a charity called Beyond Boundaries which is a user led organisation for blind and visually impaired people living in the borough of Tower Hamlets. She is a woman that is passionate about empowering others to live life to the fullest and we will get the chance to hear her share her journey of how she navigated life being visually impaired and learn how she overcame various challenges that she faced along the way!The Power of Music: Boosting Moods Tuesday 28th June 2022 Did you know that numerous scientific and psychological studies have shown that music can lift our moods, combat depression, lower levels of stress-related hormones such as cortisol, and ease pain? Music is powerful. What’s your favourite genre of music? What type of music puts you in a good mood, makes you feel calm or optimistic? In this session we will be discussing the power of music, sharing our favourite tunes and what they mean to us.Visit the RSBC website for more information: www.rsbc.org.uk/Make lifelong friends and enjoy some supportive girl talk at our Sisterhood sessions 👭Our next Sisterhood session is happening on Tuesday 17th May between 5pm and 6pm both online and in-person at our brilliant new Life Without Limits Centre.In this session we'll be joined by celebrity hairstylist Anna Cofone who will be taking us on a haircare journey! Her workshops educate, empower, and connect vision impaired people by teaching them practical skills!We’d love to have you there. Tap the link below to book your space 👇www.rsbc.org.uk/calendar-of-activities/ ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

4 weeks ago

VICTA UK
This #VolunteersWeek we need to thank all of our amazing volunteers and a big thank you to everyone who has made our Family Weekend possible this weekend!🌈 Do you want to get involved and inspire others? Tom Rogers who has a vision impairment himself tells us why volunteering for VICTA is important to him! ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

4 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Fancy dress party and prizes for the final night of the VICTA Spring Family Weekend! ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

4 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Thank you to Haleema, Michael and Matthew for speaking to the parents this afternoon at the Spring Family Weekend. Now getting ready for the campfire songs and games this evening! ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

4 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Ready to welcome volunteers and families for the Spring Family Weekend! ... 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…

1 day ago

VICTA UK
Thanks to everyone who came along to our online Early Years focused parent session last night with VICTA & LOOK. It was a great turn out and hopefully a really helpful evening for everyone with lots of useful advice and support from our speakers. It was brilliant to come together & share! LOOK - supporting families living with visual impairment ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

1 week ago

VICTA UK
Thomas Pocklington Trust are calling all students! Make your voice heard for government proposals. See their post below for more information! ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

1 week ago

VICTA UK
Sam discovered his love of music and guitar playing by chance and as he lost his sight, music became a hugely important part of his life. Sam teaches guitar and also plays in an indie rock band Chasing Shadows.Sam's advice to anyone thinking about music a go? "If music is something you're looking to getting into, there really is nothing that can stop you other than yourself!"youtu.be/Do0PfeA3_EAFind out more about Sam's band here: chasingshadowsmusic.com/We need your likes! Subscribe to our YouTube channel here: www.youtube.com/c/VictaOrgUkVICTA/#WorldMusicDay #Music #VICTAStudents #VICTA #ChasingShadows ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

1 week ago

VICTA UK
We're celebrating #WorldMusicDay!Is music a positive influence in your life? Music has really helped Young Ambassador Grace Hill from volunteering with an Orchestra, to singer/song writing. Grace tells us about the positive impact music has had on her mental health and in particular her love of Kiss FM and how that was the driving force behind her finding the confidence to write her own music!Watch the full interview on our YouTube channel and don't forget to like and subscribe to our channel so you don't miss a thing! ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK
The next VICTA / Henshaws Manchester VI session is happening this afternoon at 1pm. We hope to see some of you there, take a look at the attached flyer for more info or visit www.victaparents.org.uk/victa-henshaws-early-years/ to find out more! ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Well done to Dexter who is is raising funds to publish his own story book called Dexter and Gracie Go To Space!Find out how you can support him below 👇📚 Visually Impaired Six-Year-Old Boy Reaching For The Stars To Self-Fund His First Book 📚Dexter Ward, who has bilateral congenital glaucoma, is raising funds to publish his own story book called Dexter and Gracie Go To Space. The book, which was written and designed by Dexter, aims to provide a positive, fun role model for visually impaired (VI) children as well as educating children and adults as to why some children use a cane. Costing £2,000 to publish in braille and giant print, Dexter and Gracie Go To Space, the latest instalment in the Scruffy the Uffy collection, makes fun, age-appropriate children’s stories accessible to children with visual impairments at a reasonable price for the first time.Full Info: buff.ly/39tlAL9Donate: The Go Fund Me link is here:www.gofundme.com/f/bounce-the-moon-in-june-for-dexter?utm_source=facebook ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
VICTA is excited to be featuring across The Wildlife Trusts Instagram stories today to celebrate our Sensory Bingo being featured in this year’s #30DaysWild pack! Head over to Instagram to find out more! 💚 🌈 www.instagram.com/thewildlifetrusts/ ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
No better feeling than being back at the VICTA Family Weekend! We had the most amazing few days coming together and having the biggest adventures and sharing experiences. Thanks to everyone who came and made it such a great weekend. A big thank you too to our speakers and our fabulous team of volunteers. Well done to all the Kings and Queens fancy dress winners, there were so many amazing outfits. Lots of fun and laughter all round! ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
For any families in the St Albans area!Next Tuesday, at 2:15pm we'll be holding a very special 'Sensory Stories' session. This session is to celebrate #HiVis fortnight and will feature 4 interactive stories told with sounds, textures, puppets and movements. Join us (and Livingston the seagull) for a sensory adventure!Henshaws Herts Vision Loss HertsHelp VICTA UK RNIB Macular Society ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Sisterhood sessions over at RSBC, please see their following information:Inspirational Guest Speaker – Ashrafia Choudary Tuesday 14th June 2022Ashrafia Choudary is the chair of a charity called Beyond Boundaries which is a user led organisation for blind and visually impaired people living in the borough of Tower Hamlets. She is a woman that is passionate about empowering others to live life to the fullest and we will get the chance to hear her share her journey of how she navigated life being visually impaired and learn how she overcame various challenges that she faced along the way!The Power of Music: Boosting Moods Tuesday 28th June 2022 Did you know that numerous scientific and psychological studies have shown that music can lift our moods, combat depression, lower levels of stress-related hormones such as cortisol, and ease pain? Music is powerful. What’s your favourite genre of music? What type of music puts you in a good mood, makes you feel calm or optimistic? In this session we will be discussing the power of music, sharing our favourite tunes and what they mean to us.Visit the RSBC website for more information: www.rsbc.org.uk/Make lifelong friends and enjoy some supportive girl talk at our Sisterhood sessions 👭Our next Sisterhood session is happening on Tuesday 17th May between 5pm and 6pm both online and in-person at our brilliant new Life Without Limits Centre.In this session we'll be joined by celebrity hairstylist Anna Cofone who will be taking us on a haircare journey! Her workshops educate, empower, and connect vision impaired people by teaching them practical skills!We’d love to have you there. Tap the link below to book your space 👇www.rsbc.org.uk/calendar-of-activities/ ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

4 weeks ago

VICTA UK
This #VolunteersWeek we need to thank all of our amazing volunteers and a big thank you to everyone who has made our Family Weekend possible this weekend!🌈 Do you want to get involved and inspire others? Tom Rogers who has a vision impairment himself tells us why volunteering for VICTA is important to him! ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

4 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Fancy dress party and prizes for the final night of the VICTA Spring Family Weekend! ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

4 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Thank you to Haleema, Michael and Matthew for speaking to the parents this afternoon at the Spring Family Weekend. Now getting ready for the campfire songs and games this evening! ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

4 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Ready to welcome volunteers and families for the Spring Family Weekend! ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
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