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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…

3 days ago

VICTA UK

Hi Everyone, just a reminder that applications for both the Spring and Summer VICTA Family Weekends close today!

Please make sure you get any applications in today to avoid disappointment. Here are the links you need:

Spring Family Weekend: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/spring-family-weekend/

Summer Family Weekend: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/summer-family-weekend/
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6 days ago

VICTA UK

We are excited to announce the winners of the VICTA Braille Art Competition. We have been so inspired by all of the entries, your creativity has been outstanding!

And the winners are...

🏅
Category 1 – Braille your name (Age: 0 to 10 years)

1st place: Emily whose school friends helped her to recreate her name in braille

2nd place: Alma who used hand prints and different coloured paint to depict her name in braille

🏅
Category 2 – Braille in pictures! (Age: 11 to 29 years)

1st place: Grace who recreated Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting The Mona Lisa in braille

2nd place: Rosie who created an intricately layered image using brailled paper in different colours, patterns and shapes

The full gallery of all the entries will be on display on the website very soon we can't wait to share them with you!
... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

The latest edition of STRiVE - the e-newsletter created by the VICTA Young Ambassadors - goes live this Friday!

The team has chosen to write around the theme of wellbeing and we are really looking forward to sharing their articles with you all.

There is still time to sign up to receive the newsletter here: mailchi.mp/victa/strive

Want to find out more about the Ambassadors? You can meet Harriet, Ibz, Sonal and Ruqaiya on the video below!
... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

We are even more excited about our Nature Arts Week in Somerset after today's site visit!

If you are aged 14 to 17, you can join us in April on the coast to get creative with the arts, hands-on with the animals, enjoy social activities round the campfire and even try your hand at some junkyard music!

If you have exams coming up, don't worry, we will have revision sessions built into the evenings for those who need it.

Find out more and apply here: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/nature-art/
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2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

For those of you with pedal power! 🚴‍♀️🚴‍♂️ ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

Continuing our support of Children's Mental Health Week on the VICTA Parent Portal, Charlotte talks about considering the impact on siblings and their own wellbeing: www.victaparents.org.uk/siblings-mental-health/

#ChildrensMentalHealthWeek #FindYourBrave
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3 weeks ago

VICTA UK

A big thank you to everyone who shared their feedback across 2019. It is so important to us a charity and helps us to plan for the future. As many of you will know we ran an incentive across three of our activity categories - Family Weekends, Family Days and Young Adult Activities - for those who supported us and shared their views.

We have selected a winner at random from each of the three categories and can now announce the lucky winners are the Loison Family (free family place on a Family Weekend), the Ward Family (Amazon voucher) and Jade Sharp (Amazon voucher). Well done everyone!

Don't forget to share your feedback with us over 2020 for your chance to win at the end of the year. Details will be sent out by the activities team with the activity feedback forms.

Thank you!
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA UK

Lots of exciting things happening in Yorkshire through the Wilberforce Trust, see their post below: ... 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

3 days ago

VICTA UK

Hi Everyone, just a reminder that applications for both the Spring and Summer VICTA Family Weekends close today!

Please make sure you get any applications in today to avoid disappointment. Here are the links you need:

Spring Family Weekend: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/spring-family-weekend/

Summer Family Weekend: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/summer-family-weekend/
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

6 days ago

VICTA UK

We are excited to announce the winners of the VICTA Braille Art Competition. We have been so inspired by all of the entries, your creativity has been outstanding!

And the winners are...

🏅
Category 1 – Braille your name (Age: 0 to 10 years)

1st place: Emily whose school friends helped her to recreate her name in braille

2nd place: Alma who used hand prints and different coloured paint to depict her name in braille

🏅
Category 2 – Braille in pictures! (Age: 11 to 29 years)

1st place: Grace who recreated Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting The Mona Lisa in braille

2nd place: Rosie who created an intricately layered image using brailled paper in different colours, patterns and shapes

The full gallery of all the entries will be on display on the website very soon we can't wait to share them with you!
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

The latest edition of STRiVE - the e-newsletter created by the VICTA Young Ambassadors - goes live this Friday!

The team has chosen to write around the theme of wellbeing and we are really looking forward to sharing their articles with you all.

There is still time to sign up to receive the newsletter here: mailchi.mp/victa/strive

Want to find out more about the Ambassadors? You can meet Harriet, Ibz, Sonal and Ruqaiya on the video below!
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

We are even more excited about our Nature Arts Week in Somerset after today's site visit!

If you are aged 14 to 17, you can join us in April on the coast to get creative with the arts, hands-on with the animals, enjoy social activities round the campfire and even try your hand at some junkyard music!

If you have exams coming up, don't worry, we will have revision sessions built into the evenings for those who need it.

Find out more and apply here: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/nature-art/
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

For those of you with pedal power! 🚴‍♀️🚴‍♂️ ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

Continuing our support of Children's Mental Health Week on the VICTA Parent Portal, Charlotte talks about considering the impact on siblings and their own wellbeing: www.victaparents.org.uk/siblings-mental-health/

#ChildrensMentalHealthWeek #FindYourBrave
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA UK

A big thank you to everyone who shared their feedback across 2019. It is so important to us a charity and helps us to plan for the future. As many of you will know we ran an incentive across three of our activity categories - Family Weekends, Family Days and Young Adult Activities - for those who supported us and shared their views.

We have selected a winner at random from each of the three categories and can now announce the lucky winners are the Loison Family (free family place on a Family Weekend), the Ward Family (Amazon voucher) and Jade Sharp (Amazon voucher). Well done everyone!

Don't forget to share your feedback with us over 2020 for your chance to win at the end of the year. Details will be sent out by the activities team with the activity feedback forms.

Thank you!
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA UK

Lots of exciting things happening in Yorkshire through the Wilberforce Trust, see their post below: ... 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…

3 days ago

VICTA UK

Hi Everyone, just a reminder that applications for both the Spring and Summer VICTA Family Weekends close today!

Please make sure you get any applications in today to avoid disappointment. Here are the links you need:

Spring Family Weekend: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/spring-family-weekend/

Summer Family Weekend: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/summer-family-weekend/
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

6 days ago

VICTA UK

We are excited to announce the winners of the VICTA Braille Art Competition. We have been so inspired by all of the entries, your creativity has been outstanding!

And the winners are...

🏅
Category 1 – Braille your name (Age: 0 to 10 years)

1st place: Emily whose school friends helped her to recreate her name in braille

2nd place: Alma who used hand prints and different coloured paint to depict her name in braille

🏅
Category 2 – Braille in pictures! (Age: 11 to 29 years)

1st place: Grace who recreated Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting The Mona Lisa in braille

2nd place: Rosie who created an intricately layered image using brailled paper in different colours, patterns and shapes

The full gallery of all the entries will be on display on the website very soon we can't wait to share them with you!
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

The latest edition of STRiVE - the e-newsletter created by the VICTA Young Ambassadors - goes live this Friday!

The team has chosen to write around the theme of wellbeing and we are really looking forward to sharing their articles with you all.

There is still time to sign up to receive the newsletter here: mailchi.mp/victa/strive

Want to find out more about the Ambassadors? You can meet Harriet, Ibz, Sonal and Ruqaiya on the video below!
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

We are even more excited about our Nature Arts Week in Somerset after today's site visit!

If you are aged 14 to 17, you can join us in April on the coast to get creative with the arts, hands-on with the animals, enjoy social activities round the campfire and even try your hand at some junkyard music!

If you have exams coming up, don't worry, we will have revision sessions built into the evenings for those who need it.

Find out more and apply here: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/nature-art/
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

For those of you with pedal power! 🚴‍♀️🚴‍♂️ ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK

Continuing our support of Children's Mental Health Week on the VICTA Parent Portal, Charlotte talks about considering the impact on siblings and their own wellbeing: www.victaparents.org.uk/siblings-mental-health/

#ChildrensMentalHealthWeek #FindYourBrave
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA UK

A big thank you to everyone who shared their feedback across 2019. It is so important to us a charity and helps us to plan for the future. As many of you will know we ran an incentive across three of our activity categories - Family Weekends, Family Days and Young Adult Activities - for those who supported us and shared their views.

We have selected a winner at random from each of the three categories and can now announce the lucky winners are the Loison Family (free family place on a Family Weekend), the Ward Family (Amazon voucher) and Jade Sharp (Amazon voucher). Well done everyone!

Don't forget to share your feedback with us over 2020 for your chance to win at the end of the year. Details will be sent out by the activities team with the activity feedback forms.

Thank you!
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA UK

Lots of exciting things happening in Yorkshire through the Wilberforce Trust, see their post below: ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook
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