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Fenny Stratford
Milton Keynes
MK1 1BA

T 01908 240831
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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
It's time for some festive fun over on the VICTA Student Portal! Enter our online treasure hunt for your chance to win a £20 Amazon voucher... can you follow the clues and find the hidden Christmassy characters?Get going and start unwrapping the riddles here: victastudents.org.uk/treasure-hunt/ ... See MoreSee Less
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1 day ago

VICTA UK
It's panto season once again at VICTA! We have a limited number of pairs of tickets available for audio-described performances in Milton Keynes, Manchester and Bristol. Get your applications in before the closing date on 10 December.Find out more about all of the magical performances and apply here...Aladdin at Manchester Opera House on Thursday 16 December 2021 at 7pm: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/aladdin-manchester/Jack and the Beanstalk at Milton Keynes Theatre on Wednesday 22 December 2021 at 2.30pm: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/jack-beanstalk-miltonkeynes/Snow White at Bristol Hippodrome on Thursday 30 December 2021 7pm: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/snow-white-bristol/ ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Experience the Solar System like never before – by traveling on spacecraft that can turn the objects in space into sound! Winchester Science Centre would like to invite young people with a vision impairment and their families to the premiere of their VI-friendly planetarium show.The audience of this stunning 35 minute show are transported inside a special spacecraft that takes them to the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) to view the stars in the night sky, before lifting them off into space to visit the Earth, Moon, Sun and all the planets of the Solar System. Unlike traditional planetarium shows the soundtrack takes the lead role. Each of the objects in space are represented with sounds as well as being viewed with the incredible 4K resolution visuals. The audience listen to the stars appear and hear the planets orbit around their heads. This means that this show is an immersive experience that can be enjoyed irrespective of level of vision.Find out more and apply for your place here: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/vi-planetarium/ ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Today is the start of #antibullyingweek2021, and to mark the occasion, the Anti-Bullying Alliance are asking everyone to share #onekindword. One kind word leads to another and it can start with you!At VICTA we have lots of online information focused on supporting your wellbeing. If you or your child are experiencing bullying or would like to support a friend, we have helpful resources that can point you in the right direction.If you are a parent wondering how best to support your child, this page on the VICTA Parent Portal is a helpful place to begin: www.victaparents.org.uk/resources/support/child-wellbeing/If you are a student, you will find lots of information to support your wellbeing and get the help you need on the VICTA Student Portal: victastudents.org.uk/14-17-self-wellbeing/If you have a story you would like to share to help support others, we'd always like to here from you at online@victa.org.uk. ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Day 3 and we’re learning how to edit our photos in Lightroom… oh and enjoying a spot of cake on Brick Lane! @liopschool #VICTAArts #VICTA #VICTA18plus ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
All smiles after a fantastic second day, we can’t wait to get into post production tomorrow and see the results of the photo shoots 📸 @liopschool #VICTAActivities #VICTAArts #VICTA18plus #liop #trumanbrewery ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
In the studio setting up vanitas photos and experimenting with light painting using personal objects that represent ourselves. Getting incredible results 🙌 @liopschool #victaarts #photography #victa #victa18plus ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
We’re out and about in London on day 2 of our 18+ photography course with @liopschool. We’ve been getting amazing shots exploring the concept of self and reflections. #VICTA #VICTAPhotography #VICTAArts #VICTA18plus #liop ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Heading to the Truman Brewery for Day 2 of our photography course with @liopschool and a shooting day around Brick Lane. ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Applications for our Wave Rangers activity for 14 to 17 years close this Friday! Don't miss your chance to join us on our next adventure, to have fun and make a difference on the North Devon coast. Sign up here: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/wave-rangers/ ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Check out Thrive's autumn wellbeing calendar, a perfect way to connect with nature and feel positive!Some of you may remember we also created a wellbeing calendar back in spring. Here's some amazing feedback we received:'The wellbeing calendar has been really fantastic - thank you! We have shared it with someone who was bereaved and two young people with mental health conditions - all have found it really helpful and a great focus.'We start the autumn wellbeing journey together from Monday and invite you to join us! Find out more and download your calendar at www.thrive.org.uk/autumn 🍂 🍁 ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

VICTA UK
A few photos from our Sports Week for 14-17s last week at RNC. It was activity packed, trying VI tennis, cricket, goalball and blind football to name a few! We also headed for adventure at Oaker Wood activity centre with zip wire, crate staking, monkey challenge and more!You can view the full gallery here: www.victa.org.uk/gallery-sports-week-2021/Thanks to The Royal National College for the Blind (RNC) Goalball UK LTA - Tennis For Britain and Oaker Wood Leisure. ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

VICTA UK
We are coming to the end of our trip at @rnc_hereford and we would like to say a massive thank you to Danny, Beth, Katie, Bob and Phoebe volunteering with us this week! If you are interested in volunteering with VICTA, check out the website or get in touch activities@victa.org.uk ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

VICTA UK
Which sense will you use to explore nature today? Smell? Sound? Touch? There's so much to explore without using your sight! We challenge you to take part in our Sensory Scape nature hunt with The Wildlife Trusts! Find out more here: www.victa.org.uk/wildlife-trusts/ #BlindnessAwarenessMonth ... 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

1 day ago

VICTA UK
It's time for some festive fun over on the VICTA Student Portal! Enter our online treasure hunt for your chance to win a £20 Amazon voucher... can you follow the clues and find the hidden Christmassy characters?Get going and start unwrapping the riddles here: victastudents.org.uk/treasure-hunt/ ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

1 day ago

VICTA UK
It's panto season once again at VICTA! We have a limited number of pairs of tickets available for audio-described performances in Milton Keynes, Manchester and Bristol. Get your applications in before the closing date on 10 December.Find out more about all of the magical performances and apply here...Aladdin at Manchester Opera House on Thursday 16 December 2021 at 7pm: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/aladdin-manchester/Jack and the Beanstalk at Milton Keynes Theatre on Wednesday 22 December 2021 at 2.30pm: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/jack-beanstalk-miltonkeynes/Snow White at Bristol Hippodrome on Thursday 30 December 2021 7pm: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/snow-white-bristol/ ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Experience the Solar System like never before – by traveling on spacecraft that can turn the objects in space into sound! Winchester Science Centre would like to invite young people with a vision impairment and their families to the premiere of their VI-friendly planetarium show.The audience of this stunning 35 minute show are transported inside a special spacecraft that takes them to the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) to view the stars in the night sky, before lifting them off into space to visit the Earth, Moon, Sun and all the planets of the Solar System. Unlike traditional planetarium shows the soundtrack takes the lead role. Each of the objects in space are represented with sounds as well as being viewed with the incredible 4K resolution visuals. The audience listen to the stars appear and hear the planets orbit around their heads. This means that this show is an immersive experience that can be enjoyed irrespective of level of vision.Find out more and apply for your place here: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/vi-planetarium/ ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Today is the start of #antibullyingweek2021, and to mark the occasion, the Anti-Bullying Alliance are asking everyone to share #onekindword. One kind word leads to another and it can start with you!At VICTA we have lots of online information focused on supporting your wellbeing. If you or your child are experiencing bullying or would like to support a friend, we have helpful resources that can point you in the right direction.If you are a parent wondering how best to support your child, this page on the VICTA Parent Portal is a helpful place to begin: www.victaparents.org.uk/resources/support/child-wellbeing/If you are a student, you will find lots of information to support your wellbeing and get the help you need on the VICTA Student Portal: victastudents.org.uk/14-17-self-wellbeing/If you have a story you would like to share to help support others, we'd always like to here from you at online@victa.org.uk. ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Day 3 and we’re learning how to edit our photos in Lightroom… oh and enjoying a spot of cake on Brick Lane! @liopschool #VICTAArts #VICTA #VICTA18plus ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
All smiles after a fantastic second day, we can’t wait to get into post production tomorrow and see the results of the photo shoots 📸 @liopschool #VICTAActivities #VICTAArts #VICTA18plus #liop #trumanbrewery ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
In the studio setting up vanitas photos and experimenting with light painting using personal objects that represent ourselves. Getting incredible results 🙌 @liopschool #victaarts #photography #victa #victa18plus ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
We’re out and about in London on day 2 of our 18+ photography course with @liopschool. We’ve been getting amazing shots exploring the concept of self and reflections. #VICTA #VICTAPhotography #VICTAArts #VICTA18plus #liop ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Heading to the Truman Brewery for Day 2 of our photography course with @liopschool and a shooting day around Brick Lane. ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

4 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Applications for our Wave Rangers activity for 14 to 17 years close this Friday! Don't miss your chance to join us on our next adventure, to have fun and make a difference on the North Devon coast. Sign up here: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/wave-rangers/ ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

4 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Check out Thrive's autumn wellbeing calendar, a perfect way to connect with nature and feel positive!Some of you may remember we also created a wellbeing calendar back in spring. Here's some amazing feedback we received:'The wellbeing calendar has been really fantastic - thank you! We have shared it with someone who was bereaved and two young people with mental health conditions - all have found it really helpful and a great focus.'We start the autumn wellbeing journey together from Monday and invite you to join us! Find out more and download your calendar at www.thrive.org.uk/autumn 🍂 🍁 ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

1 month ago

VICTA UK
A few photos from our Sports Week for 14-17s last week at RNC. It was activity packed, trying VI tennis, cricket, goalball and blind football to name a few! We also headed for adventure at Oaker Wood activity centre with zip wire, crate staking, monkey challenge and more!You can view the full gallery here: www.victa.org.uk/gallery-sports-week-2021/Thanks to The Royal National College for the Blind (RNC) Goalball UK LTA - Tennis For Britain and Oaker Wood Leisure. ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

1 month ago

VICTA UK
We are coming to the end of our trip at @rnc_hereford and we would like to say a massive thank you to Danny, Beth, Katie, Bob and Phoebe volunteering with us this week! If you are interested in volunteering with VICTA, check out the website or get in touch activities@victa.org.uk ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

1 month ago

VICTA UK
Which sense will you use to explore nature today? Smell? Sound? Touch? There's so much to explore without using your sight! We challenge you to take part in our Sensory Scape nature hunt with The Wildlife Trusts! Find out more here: www.victa.org.uk/wildlife-trusts/ #BlindnessAwarenessMonth ... 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
It's time for some festive fun over on the VICTA Student Portal! Enter our online treasure hunt for your chance to win a £20 Amazon voucher... can you follow the clues and find the hidden Christmassy characters?Get going and start unwrapping the riddles here: victastudents.org.uk/treasure-hunt/ ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

1 day ago

VICTA UK
It's panto season once again at VICTA! We have a limited number of pairs of tickets available for audio-described performances in Milton Keynes, Manchester and Bristol. Get your applications in before the closing date on 10 December.Find out more about all of the magical performances and apply here...Aladdin at Manchester Opera House on Thursday 16 December 2021 at 7pm: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/aladdin-manchester/Jack and the Beanstalk at Milton Keynes Theatre on Wednesday 22 December 2021 at 2.30pm: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/jack-beanstalk-miltonkeynes/Snow White at Bristol Hippodrome on Thursday 30 December 2021 7pm: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/snow-white-bristol/ ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Experience the Solar System like never before – by traveling on spacecraft that can turn the objects in space into sound! Winchester Science Centre would like to invite young people with a vision impairment and their families to the premiere of their VI-friendly planetarium show.The audience of this stunning 35 minute show are transported inside a special spacecraft that takes them to the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) to view the stars in the night sky, before lifting them off into space to visit the Earth, Moon, Sun and all the planets of the Solar System. Unlike traditional planetarium shows the soundtrack takes the lead role. Each of the objects in space are represented with sounds as well as being viewed with the incredible 4K resolution visuals. The audience listen to the stars appear and hear the planets orbit around their heads. This means that this show is an immersive experience that can be enjoyed irrespective of level of vision.Find out more and apply for your place here: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/vi-planetarium/ ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Today is the start of #antibullyingweek2021, and to mark the occasion, the Anti-Bullying Alliance are asking everyone to share #onekindword. One kind word leads to another and it can start with you!At VICTA we have lots of online information focused on supporting your wellbeing. If you or your child are experiencing bullying or would like to support a friend, we have helpful resources that can point you in the right direction.If you are a parent wondering how best to support your child, this page on the VICTA Parent Portal is a helpful place to begin: www.victaparents.org.uk/resources/support/child-wellbeing/If you are a student, you will find lots of information to support your wellbeing and get the help you need on the VICTA Student Portal: victastudents.org.uk/14-17-self-wellbeing/If you have a story you would like to share to help support others, we'd always like to here from you at online@victa.org.uk. ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Day 3 and we’re learning how to edit our photos in Lightroom… oh and enjoying a spot of cake on Brick Lane! @liopschool #VICTAArts #VICTA #VICTA18plus ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
All smiles after a fantastic second day, we can’t wait to get into post production tomorrow and see the results of the photo shoots 📸 @liopschool #VICTAActivities #VICTAArts #VICTA18plus #liop #trumanbrewery ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
In the studio setting up vanitas photos and experimenting with light painting using personal objects that represent ourselves. Getting incredible results 🙌 @liopschool #victaarts #photography #victa #victa18plus ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
We’re out and about in London on day 2 of our 18+ photography course with @liopschool. We’ve been getting amazing shots exploring the concept of self and reflections. #VICTA #VICTAPhotography #VICTAArts #VICTA18plus #liop ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Heading to the Truman Brewery for Day 2 of our photography course with @liopschool and a shooting day around Brick Lane. ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

4 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Applications for our Wave Rangers activity for 14 to 17 years close this Friday! Don't miss your chance to join us on our next adventure, to have fun and make a difference on the North Devon coast. Sign up here: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/wave-rangers/ ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

4 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Check out Thrive's autumn wellbeing calendar, a perfect way to connect with nature and feel positive!Some of you may remember we also created a wellbeing calendar back in spring. Here's some amazing feedback we received:'The wellbeing calendar has been really fantastic - thank you! We have shared it with someone who was bereaved and two young people with mental health conditions - all have found it really helpful and a great focus.'We start the autumn wellbeing journey together from Monday and invite you to join us! Find out more and download your calendar at www.thrive.org.uk/autumn 🍂 🍁 ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

1 month ago

VICTA UK
A few photos from our Sports Week for 14-17s last week at RNC. It was activity packed, trying VI tennis, cricket, goalball and blind football to name a few! We also headed for adventure at Oaker Wood activity centre with zip wire, crate staking, monkey challenge and more!You can view the full gallery here: www.victa.org.uk/gallery-sports-week-2021/Thanks to The Royal National College for the Blind (RNC) Goalball UK LTA - Tennis For Britain and Oaker Wood Leisure. ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

1 month ago

VICTA UK
We are coming to the end of our trip at @rnc_hereford and we would like to say a massive thank you to Danny, Beth, Katie, Bob and Phoebe volunteering with us this week! If you are interested in volunteering with VICTA, check out the website or get in touch activities@victa.org.uk ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

1 month ago

VICTA UK
Which sense will you use to explore nature today? Smell? Sound? Touch? There's so much to explore without using your sight! We challenge you to take part in our Sensory Scape nature hunt with The Wildlife Trusts! Find out more here: www.victa.org.uk/wildlife-trusts/ #BlindnessAwarenessMonth ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
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