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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…

1 week ago

VICTA UK

Did you enjoy the VICTA Summer Festival? We need your feedback to help plan future events, if you could spare a couple of minutes to fill out our online form it would make us very happy!

www.victa.org.uk/festival-feedback/
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

It's time to find out if you were one of the lucky winners in our VICTA Summer Festival prize draw competitions!

Head over to the festival site to browse the different stages where you will find out who won and enjoy all the talent while you're there: www.victa.org.uk/festival/ #victafestival
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

Thank you so much for joining us this weekend, it has been absolutely amazing! We will be announcing all the competition winners next Wednesday so make sure you check back then! #victafestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

We're finishing off the festival this evening with some uplifting comedy from VICTA Ambassador George Upfield - George does Peter Kay! Please note this may not be suitable for children, so parents please watch it first. Enjoy! youtu.be/Bi_DZggyIaA #victafestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

We are very excited to share our headline music with you this evening. It comes from Grace Whitford, a very talented singer/songwriter. Grace has recorded Shape of You for us all to enjoy: youtu.be/2-b2mkdEtJM #victafestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

Last tune before our headline acts, we think these guys are festival headliners in the making! Enjoy Seven Seas by the Thunderbolts: youtu.be/XbMuVUt9cfk Make sure you visit the Festival site for all the acts we couldn't share today. #victafestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

This is a brilliant original track from Chris Chadwick called 'Young', make sure you give this a listen! youtu.be/MQDr-L741UM #victafestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

Here is Evia Shaw playing the spoons and singing/rapping, just brilliant Evia we love it! youtu.be/W-PmMNme8r4 #victafestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

Thanks to Alana Gratty for her entry playing the keyboard, well done! youtu.be/y5F3JJF8ksw #victafestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

Drum solo please!!! Here is Lucas Murray, age 18, absolutely smashing it on the drums: www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=26&v=So26gkQLv1Q&feature=emb_logo #VICTAFestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

So much talent! Here is Jacob, age 8, playing us some Beethoven! www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=Kw0qS_zw7Co&feature=emb_logo #VICTAFestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

Thank you to Amy Sharpe age 14 for sending in this just beautiful rendition of You Are The Reason: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Azc3oSUcfM4&feature=emb_title #VICTAFestival #VICTAFestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

This is brilliant from Ellie Clark age 9! She performs Dance by Bela Bartok: www.youtube.com/watch?v=P56_U9m_qgA&feature=emb_logo #VICTAFestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

We're heading back to the Main Stage now for some Sunday afternoon entertainment! First up is a brilliant trumpet solo from Ben Wright: www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=sqOgw0i5CXQ&feature=emb_logo #VICTAFestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

Don't forget, if you're enjoying the festival, you can give something back by buying your own VICTA merch. We need your support! Choose your colourful VICTA rainbow goodies here: www.victa.org.uk/merchandise/ Or give a donation of your choice: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/donation-web/charity?charityId=1000375&stop_mobi=yes #VICTAFestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

We challenged you to step into our shoes and come up with your perfect VICTA activity. Cricket, speed boats or goalball anyone? Read all of the brilliant suggestions here: www.victa.org.uk/dream-victa/ #victafestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

As part of the festival, we launched a VICTA rainbow competition, head to the gallery and let the rainbows brighten you day! www.victa.org.uk/rainbow-gallery/ #victafestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

Ok we'll share one more adorable doggy then you will have to head to Pet Corner to see the rest! Meet Wilma, Eilidh's Granddad's dog who is always excited to see him and loves to chase his cane. #victafestival www.victa.org.uk/pet-corner-gallery/ ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

Caitlin says Honey is more than just a Guide Dog helping with her independence as a young person but is also her best friend. Find out why she means so much to her: www.victa.org.uk/pet-corner-gallery/ #victafestival ... 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 week ago

VICTA UK

Did you enjoy the VICTA Summer Festival? We need your feedback to help plan future events, if you could spare a couple of minutes to fill out our online form it would make us very happy!

www.victa.org.uk/festival-feedback/
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

It's time to find out if you were one of the lucky winners in our VICTA Summer Festival prize draw competitions!

Head over to the festival site to browse the different stages where you will find out who won and enjoy all the talent while you're there: www.victa.org.uk/festival/ #victafestival
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

Thank you so much for joining us this weekend, it has been absolutely amazing! We will be announcing all the competition winners next Wednesday so make sure you check back then! #victafestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

We're finishing off the festival this evening with some uplifting comedy from VICTA Ambassador George Upfield - George does Peter Kay! Please note this may not be suitable for children, so parents please watch it first. Enjoy! youtu.be/Bi_DZggyIaA #victafestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

We are very excited to share our headline music with you this evening. It comes from Grace Whitford, a very talented singer/songwriter. Grace has recorded Shape of You for us all to enjoy: youtu.be/2-b2mkdEtJM #victafestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

Last tune before our headline acts, we think these guys are festival headliners in the making! Enjoy Seven Seas by the Thunderbolts: youtu.be/XbMuVUt9cfk Make sure you visit the Festival site for all the acts we couldn't share today. #victafestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

This is a brilliant original track from Chris Chadwick called 'Young', make sure you give this a listen! youtu.be/MQDr-L741UM #victafestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

Here is Evia Shaw playing the spoons and singing/rapping, just brilliant Evia we love it! youtu.be/W-PmMNme8r4 #victafestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

Thanks to Alana Gratty for her entry playing the keyboard, well done! youtu.be/y5F3JJF8ksw #victafestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

Drum solo please!!! Here is Lucas Murray, age 18, absolutely smashing it on the drums: www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=26&v=So26gkQLv1Q&feature=emb_logo #VICTAFestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

So much talent! Here is Jacob, age 8, playing us some Beethoven! www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=Kw0qS_zw7Co&feature=emb_logo #VICTAFestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

Thank you to Amy Sharpe age 14 for sending in this just beautiful rendition of You Are The Reason: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Azc3oSUcfM4&feature=emb_title #VICTAFestival #VICTAFestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

This is brilliant from Ellie Clark age 9! She performs Dance by Bela Bartok: www.youtube.com/watch?v=P56_U9m_qgA&feature=emb_logo #VICTAFestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

We're heading back to the Main Stage now for some Sunday afternoon entertainment! First up is a brilliant trumpet solo from Ben Wright: www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=sqOgw0i5CXQ&feature=emb_logo #VICTAFestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

Don't forget, if you're enjoying the festival, you can give something back by buying your own VICTA merch. We need your support! Choose your colourful VICTA rainbow goodies here: www.victa.org.uk/merchandise/ Or give a donation of your choice: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/donation-web/charity?charityId=1000375&stop_mobi=yes #VICTAFestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

We challenged you to step into our shoes and come up with your perfect VICTA activity. Cricket, speed boats or goalball anyone? Read all of the brilliant suggestions here: www.victa.org.uk/dream-victa/ #victafestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

As part of the festival, we launched a VICTA rainbow competition, head to the gallery and let the rainbows brighten you day! www.victa.org.uk/rainbow-gallery/ #victafestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

Ok we'll share one more adorable doggy then you will have to head to Pet Corner to see the rest! Meet Wilma, Eilidh's Granddad's dog who is always excited to see him and loves to chase his cane. #victafestival www.victa.org.uk/pet-corner-gallery/ ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

Caitlin says Honey is more than just a Guide Dog helping with her independence as a young person but is also her best friend. Find out why she means so much to her: www.victa.org.uk/pet-corner-gallery/ #victafestival ... 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 week ago

VICTA UK

Did you enjoy the VICTA Summer Festival? We need your feedback to help plan future events, if you could spare a couple of minutes to fill out our online form it would make us very happy!

www.victa.org.uk/festival-feedback/
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

It's time to find out if you were one of the lucky winners in our VICTA Summer Festival prize draw competitions!

Head over to the festival site to browse the different stages where you will find out who won and enjoy all the talent while you're there: www.victa.org.uk/festival/ #victafestival
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

Thank you so much for joining us this weekend, it has been absolutely amazing! We will be announcing all the competition winners next Wednesday so make sure you check back then! #victafestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

We're finishing off the festival this evening with some uplifting comedy from VICTA Ambassador George Upfield - George does Peter Kay! Please note this may not be suitable for children, so parents please watch it first. Enjoy! youtu.be/Bi_DZggyIaA #victafestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

We are very excited to share our headline music with you this evening. It comes from Grace Whitford, a very talented singer/songwriter. Grace has recorded Shape of You for us all to enjoy: youtu.be/2-b2mkdEtJM #victafestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

Last tune before our headline acts, we think these guys are festival headliners in the making! Enjoy Seven Seas by the Thunderbolts: youtu.be/XbMuVUt9cfk Make sure you visit the Festival site for all the acts we couldn't share today. #victafestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

This is a brilliant original track from Chris Chadwick called 'Young', make sure you give this a listen! youtu.be/MQDr-L741UM #victafestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

Here is Evia Shaw playing the spoons and singing/rapping, just brilliant Evia we love it! youtu.be/W-PmMNme8r4 #victafestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

Thanks to Alana Gratty for her entry playing the keyboard, well done! youtu.be/y5F3JJF8ksw #victafestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

Drum solo please!!! Here is Lucas Murray, age 18, absolutely smashing it on the drums: www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=26&v=So26gkQLv1Q&feature=emb_logo #VICTAFestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

So much talent! Here is Jacob, age 8, playing us some Beethoven! www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=Kw0qS_zw7Co&feature=emb_logo #VICTAFestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

Thank you to Amy Sharpe age 14 for sending in this just beautiful rendition of You Are The Reason: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Azc3oSUcfM4&feature=emb_title #VICTAFestival #VICTAFestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

This is brilliant from Ellie Clark age 9! She performs Dance by Bela Bartok: www.youtube.com/watch?v=P56_U9m_qgA&feature=emb_logo #VICTAFestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

We're heading back to the Main Stage now for some Sunday afternoon entertainment! First up is a brilliant trumpet solo from Ben Wright: www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=sqOgw0i5CXQ&feature=emb_logo #VICTAFestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

Don't forget, if you're enjoying the festival, you can give something back by buying your own VICTA merch. We need your support! Choose your colourful VICTA rainbow goodies here: www.victa.org.uk/merchandise/ Or give a donation of your choice: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/donation-web/charity?charityId=1000375&stop_mobi=yes #VICTAFestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

We challenged you to step into our shoes and come up with your perfect VICTA activity. Cricket, speed boats or goalball anyone? Read all of the brilliant suggestions here: www.victa.org.uk/dream-victa/ #victafestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

As part of the festival, we launched a VICTA rainbow competition, head to the gallery and let the rainbows brighten you day! www.victa.org.uk/rainbow-gallery/ #victafestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

Ok we'll share one more adorable doggy then you will have to head to Pet Corner to see the rest! Meet Wilma, Eilidh's Granddad's dog who is always excited to see him and loves to chase his cane. #victafestival www.victa.org.uk/pet-corner-gallery/ ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

Caitlin says Honey is more than just a Guide Dog helping with her independence as a young person but is also her best friend. Find out why she means so much to her: www.victa.org.uk/pet-corner-gallery/ #victafestival ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook
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