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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 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…

16 minutes ago

VICTA UK

Follow our simple step-by-step Arts Award guide and be entered into our prize draw! Enter by 31 August: www.victa.org.uk/craft-village/ #victafestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

5 hours ago

VICTA UK

Inspire others with an art tutorial to win one of three £50 Amazon vouchers! Enter by 31 August: www.victa.org.uk/craft-village/ #victafestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

9 hours ago

VICTA UK

Share your art creations for the chance to win one of three £50 Amazon vouchers! Enter by 31 August: www.victa.org.uk/craft-village/ #victafestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 day ago

VICTA UK

Take part in family wildlife activities to win one of two £50 Amazon vouchers! Enter by 31 August: www.victa.org.uk/family-area/ #victafestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 day ago

VICTA UK

Create a perfect VICTA day out to win one of two £50 Amazon vouchers! Enter by 31 August: www.victa.org.uk/family-area/ #victafestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 day ago

VICTA UK

What makes your pet or guide dog so special? Win one of two £50 Amazon vouchers! Enter by 31 August: www.victa.org.uk/family-area/ #victafestival #guidedogs #buddydogs #pets ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 day ago

VICTA UK

Take a fun photo of the VICTA rainbow to win one of two £50 Amazon vouchers! Enter by 31 August here: www.victa.org.uk/family-area/ #victafestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 days ago

VICTA UK

Complete fun family outdoor activities to win one of two £50 Amazon vouchers! Enter by 31 August here: www.victa.org.uk/family-area/ ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 days ago

VICTA UK

VICTA is excited to help families get out during the summer and explore nearby country parks.

We have highlighted six country parks and National Trust sites where families can go to explore and enjoy a picnic. If you visit one of these venues up to and including the 31st August, you can claim back your entry fee/parking fee, up to the value of £10 per family.

Find out more here:
www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/family-picnics/
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 days ago

VICTA UK

Share your talents on the VICTA Summer Festival Main Stage to win one of three £50 Amazon vouchers! Closes 31 August 2020: www.victa.org.uk/main-stage/ #victafestival #win ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 days ago

VICTA UK

Our you a culinary whizz? The #victafestival Kitchen needs you! Be part of the festival and gain entry into our exciting prize draws: www.victa.org.uk/kitchen/ ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 days ago

VICTA UK

Our Wellbeing Retreat will be the perfect spot to treat your mind and body to some TLC. To get involved and be part of the retreat in time for the #victafestival weekend, visit: www.victa.org.uk/wellbeing-retreat/ ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 days ago

VICTA UK

If creativity is your thing, then the Craft Village is the #victafestival area for you! You can share your art, earn an Arts Award or inspire others with an art tutorial. All with the chance to be entered into our prize draws! www.victa.org.uk/craft-village/ ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 days ago

VICTA UK

We've got so many fun ways to get involved in the #victafestival Family Area. Take part in outdoor and nature family activities for your chance to win prizes, share your pet stories or enter our VICTA rainbow photo competition! www.victa.org.uk/family-area/ ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 days ago

VICTA UK

Do you want to share your talents on our Main Stage? Can you sing, write poetry or have a crowd in stitches? Find out how to get involved here: www.victa.org.uk/main-stage/ #victafestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

4 days ago

VICTA UK

Which VICTA Festival stage is for you? Whatever your age there is something for everyone! We have sets of £50 Amazon vouchers up for grabs on the Main Stage, Family Area, Craft Village, Wellbeing Retreat and The Kitchen!

Find out all the ways you can win before 31 August here: www.victa.org.uk/win-prizes/

#victafestival
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 week ago

VICTA UK

The VICTA Summer Festival is coming!

We want to put some more fun into the world. That's why we are launching the VICTA Summer Festival and challenging you to get creative over the summer.

Join in the fun and we will celebrate and showcase everyone’s achievements at our online Summer Festival Weekend from 5 to 6 September 2020.

With five stages and plenty of prizes, there is truly something for everyone. Take a look around our festival site. Be inspired. Get your paint brushes out. Sharpen your pencils. Tune up your guitar.

For all this excitement to happen, we need you!

Get your creative juices flowing and start showcasing your talents. All entries submitted will be entered into our prize draw for the chance of winning a £50 Amazon voucher! Simply visit our festival website and decide which tent is for you.


www.victa.org.uk/festival/


Be brave. Be bold. Go big and share your efforts!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch at festival@victa.org.uk.
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 week ago

VICTA UK

Due to the restrictions we have been unable to hold any of our events, which has been a massive shame this year as we know how important the family socials are for children and parents alike.

Although we are not able to HOST a day out, a couple of parents have asked if we could facilitate family picnic days. We have thought about identifying locations around the UK, such as National Trust gardens, giving specific times and dates and asking VICTA families to liaise with each other to set up picnics together.

We thought this might be a good way to give your children a bit of socially-distanced-social time with their friends in an outdoor environment surrounded by areas of natural beauty and heritage. VICTA would look at subsidising car parking fees or entry fees.

Any feedback would be much appreciated.
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

Team VICTA needs you to bike, scoot, or even skate in My Prudential RideLondon and help raise much needed charity funds!

You can take on your own cycle challenge on the weekend of 15 to 16 August, with a number of distances to choose from. Plus there is a freecycle challenge in which you can set your own distance, provided it is 1km or more, and use anything from bikes to skateboards, scooters to rollers skates - essentially anything with wheels that is non-motorised.

If you would like to get involved and support VICTA, you can sign up through the official website: myridelondon.co.uk/.

With so many fundraising events cancelled this year, this would be a great way to help us to continue our work supporting children and young adults who are blind or partially sighted.

If you have any questions, drop us an email on fundraising@victa.org.uk
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook
VICTA Logo

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

16 minutes ago

VICTA UK

Follow our simple step-by-step Arts Award guide and be entered into our prize draw! Enter by 31 August: www.victa.org.uk/craft-village/ #victafestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

5 hours ago

VICTA UK

Inspire others with an art tutorial to win one of three £50 Amazon vouchers! Enter by 31 August: www.victa.org.uk/craft-village/ #victafestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

9 hours ago

VICTA UK

Share your art creations for the chance to win one of three £50 Amazon vouchers! Enter by 31 August: www.victa.org.uk/craft-village/ #victafestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 day ago

VICTA UK

Take part in family wildlife activities to win one of two £50 Amazon vouchers! Enter by 31 August: www.victa.org.uk/family-area/ #victafestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 day ago

VICTA UK

Create a perfect VICTA day out to win one of two £50 Amazon vouchers! Enter by 31 August: www.victa.org.uk/family-area/ #victafestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 day ago

VICTA UK

What makes your pet or guide dog so special? Win one of two £50 Amazon vouchers! Enter by 31 August: www.victa.org.uk/family-area/ #victafestival #guidedogs #buddydogs #pets ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 day ago

VICTA UK

Take a fun photo of the VICTA rainbow to win one of two £50 Amazon vouchers! Enter by 31 August here: www.victa.org.uk/family-area/ #victafestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 days ago

VICTA UK

Complete fun family outdoor activities to win one of two £50 Amazon vouchers! Enter by 31 August here: www.victa.org.uk/family-area/ ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 days ago

VICTA UK

VICTA is excited to help families get out during the summer and explore nearby country parks.

We have highlighted six country parks and National Trust sites where families can go to explore and enjoy a picnic. If you visit one of these venues up to and including the 31st August, you can claim back your entry fee/parking fee, up to the value of £10 per family.

Find out more here:
www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/family-picnics/
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 days ago

VICTA UK

Share your talents on the VICTA Summer Festival Main Stage to win one of three £50 Amazon vouchers! Closes 31 August 2020: www.victa.org.uk/main-stage/ #victafestival #win ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 days ago

VICTA UK

Our you a culinary whizz? The #victafestival Kitchen needs you! Be part of the festival and gain entry into our exciting prize draws: www.victa.org.uk/kitchen/ ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 days ago

VICTA UK

Our Wellbeing Retreat will be the perfect spot to treat your mind and body to some TLC. To get involved and be part of the retreat in time for the #victafestival weekend, visit: www.victa.org.uk/wellbeing-retreat/ ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 days ago

VICTA UK

If creativity is your thing, then the Craft Village is the #victafestival area for you! You can share your art, earn an Arts Award or inspire others with an art tutorial. All with the chance to be entered into our prize draws! www.victa.org.uk/craft-village/ ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 days ago

VICTA UK

We've got so many fun ways to get involved in the #victafestival Family Area. Take part in outdoor and nature family activities for your chance to win prizes, share your pet stories or enter our VICTA rainbow photo competition! www.victa.org.uk/family-area/ ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 days ago

VICTA UK

Do you want to share your talents on our Main Stage? Can you sing, write poetry or have a crowd in stitches? Find out how to get involved here: www.victa.org.uk/main-stage/ #victafestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

4 days ago

VICTA UK

Which VICTA Festival stage is for you? Whatever your age there is something for everyone! We have sets of £50 Amazon vouchers up for grabs on the Main Stage, Family Area, Craft Village, Wellbeing Retreat and The Kitchen!

Find out all the ways you can win before 31 August here: www.victa.org.uk/win-prizes/

#victafestival
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 week ago

VICTA UK

The VICTA Summer Festival is coming!

We want to put some more fun into the world. That's why we are launching the VICTA Summer Festival and challenging you to get creative over the summer.

Join in the fun and we will celebrate and showcase everyone’s achievements at our online Summer Festival Weekend from 5 to 6 September 2020.

With five stages and plenty of prizes, there is truly something for everyone. Take a look around our festival site. Be inspired. Get your paint brushes out. Sharpen your pencils. Tune up your guitar.

For all this excitement to happen, we need you!

Get your creative juices flowing and start showcasing your talents. All entries submitted will be entered into our prize draw for the chance of winning a £50 Amazon voucher! Simply visit our festival website and decide which tent is for you.


www.victa.org.uk/festival/


Be brave. Be bold. Go big and share your efforts!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch at festival@victa.org.uk.
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 week ago

VICTA UK

Due to the restrictions we have been unable to hold any of our events, which has been a massive shame this year as we know how important the family socials are for children and parents alike.

Although we are not able to HOST a day out, a couple of parents have asked if we could facilitate family picnic days. We have thought about identifying locations around the UK, such as National Trust gardens, giving specific times and dates and asking VICTA families to liaise with each other to set up picnics together.

We thought this might be a good way to give your children a bit of socially-distanced-social time with their friends in an outdoor environment surrounded by areas of natural beauty and heritage. VICTA would look at subsidising car parking fees or entry fees.

Any feedback would be much appreciated.
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

Team VICTA needs you to bike, scoot, or even skate in My Prudential RideLondon and help raise much needed charity funds!

You can take on your own cycle challenge on the weekend of 15 to 16 August, with a number of distances to choose from. Plus there is a freecycle challenge in which you can set your own distance, provided it is 1km or more, and use anything from bikes to skateboards, scooters to rollers skates - essentially anything with wheels that is non-motorised.

If you would like to get involved and support VICTA, you can sign up through the official website: myridelondon.co.uk/.

With so many fundraising events cancelled this year, this would be a great way to help us to continue our work supporting children and young adults who are blind or partially sighted.

If you have any questions, drop us an email on fundraising@victa.org.uk
... 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…

16 minutes ago

VICTA UK

Follow our simple step-by-step Arts Award guide and be entered into our prize draw! Enter by 31 August: www.victa.org.uk/craft-village/ #victafestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

5 hours ago

VICTA UK

Inspire others with an art tutorial to win one of three £50 Amazon vouchers! Enter by 31 August: www.victa.org.uk/craft-village/ #victafestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

9 hours ago

VICTA UK

Share your art creations for the chance to win one of three £50 Amazon vouchers! Enter by 31 August: www.victa.org.uk/craft-village/ #victafestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 day ago

VICTA UK

Take part in family wildlife activities to win one of two £50 Amazon vouchers! Enter by 31 August: www.victa.org.uk/family-area/ #victafestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 day ago

VICTA UK

Create a perfect VICTA day out to win one of two £50 Amazon vouchers! Enter by 31 August: www.victa.org.uk/family-area/ #victafestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 day ago

VICTA UK

What makes your pet or guide dog so special? Win one of two £50 Amazon vouchers! Enter by 31 August: www.victa.org.uk/family-area/ #victafestival #guidedogs #buddydogs #pets ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 day ago

VICTA UK

Take a fun photo of the VICTA rainbow to win one of two £50 Amazon vouchers! Enter by 31 August here: www.victa.org.uk/family-area/ #victafestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 days ago

VICTA UK

Complete fun family outdoor activities to win one of two £50 Amazon vouchers! Enter by 31 August here: www.victa.org.uk/family-area/ ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 days ago

VICTA UK

VICTA is excited to help families get out during the summer and explore nearby country parks.

We have highlighted six country parks and National Trust sites where families can go to explore and enjoy a picnic. If you visit one of these venues up to and including the 31st August, you can claim back your entry fee/parking fee, up to the value of £10 per family.

Find out more here:
www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/family-picnics/
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 days ago

VICTA UK

Share your talents on the VICTA Summer Festival Main Stage to win one of three £50 Amazon vouchers! Closes 31 August 2020: www.victa.org.uk/main-stage/ #victafestival #win ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 days ago

VICTA UK

Our you a culinary whizz? The #victafestival Kitchen needs you! Be part of the festival and gain entry into our exciting prize draws: www.victa.org.uk/kitchen/ ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 days ago

VICTA UK

Our Wellbeing Retreat will be the perfect spot to treat your mind and body to some TLC. To get involved and be part of the retreat in time for the #victafestival weekend, visit: www.victa.org.uk/wellbeing-retreat/ ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 days ago

VICTA UK

If creativity is your thing, then the Craft Village is the #victafestival area for you! You can share your art, earn an Arts Award or inspire others with an art tutorial. All with the chance to be entered into our prize draws! www.victa.org.uk/craft-village/ ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 days ago

VICTA UK

We've got so many fun ways to get involved in the #victafestival Family Area. Take part in outdoor and nature family activities for your chance to win prizes, share your pet stories or enter our VICTA rainbow photo competition! www.victa.org.uk/family-area/ ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 days ago

VICTA UK

Do you want to share your talents on our Main Stage? Can you sing, write poetry or have a crowd in stitches? Find out how to get involved here: www.victa.org.uk/main-stage/ #victafestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

4 days ago

VICTA UK

Which VICTA Festival stage is for you? Whatever your age there is something for everyone! We have sets of £50 Amazon vouchers up for grabs on the Main Stage, Family Area, Craft Village, Wellbeing Retreat and The Kitchen!

Find out all the ways you can win before 31 August here: www.victa.org.uk/win-prizes/

#victafestival
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 week ago

VICTA UK

The VICTA Summer Festival is coming!

We want to put some more fun into the world. That's why we are launching the VICTA Summer Festival and challenging you to get creative over the summer.

Join in the fun and we will celebrate and showcase everyone’s achievements at our online Summer Festival Weekend from 5 to 6 September 2020.

With five stages and plenty of prizes, there is truly something for everyone. Take a look around our festival site. Be inspired. Get your paint brushes out. Sharpen your pencils. Tune up your guitar.

For all this excitement to happen, we need you!

Get your creative juices flowing and start showcasing your talents. All entries submitted will be entered into our prize draw for the chance of winning a £50 Amazon voucher! Simply visit our festival website and decide which tent is for you.


www.victa.org.uk/festival/


Be brave. Be bold. Go big and share your efforts!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch at festival@victa.org.uk.
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 week ago

VICTA UK

Due to the restrictions we have been unable to hold any of our events, which has been a massive shame this year as we know how important the family socials are for children and parents alike.

Although we are not able to HOST a day out, a couple of parents have asked if we could facilitate family picnic days. We have thought about identifying locations around the UK, such as National Trust gardens, giving specific times and dates and asking VICTA families to liaise with each other to set up picnics together.

We thought this might be a good way to give your children a bit of socially-distanced-social time with their friends in an outdoor environment surrounded by areas of natural beauty and heritage. VICTA would look at subsidising car parking fees or entry fees.

Any feedback would be much appreciated.
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

Team VICTA needs you to bike, scoot, or even skate in My Prudential RideLondon and help raise much needed charity funds!

You can take on your own cycle challenge on the weekend of 15 to 16 August, with a number of distances to choose from. Plus there is a freecycle challenge in which you can set your own distance, provided it is 1km or more, and use anything from bikes to skateboards, scooters to rollers skates - essentially anything with wheels that is non-motorised.

If you would like to get involved and support VICTA, you can sign up through the official website: myridelondon.co.uk/.

With so many fundraising events cancelled this year, this would be a great way to help us to continue our work supporting children and young adults who are blind or partially sighted.

If you have any questions, drop us an email on fundraising@victa.org.uk
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook
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