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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…

6 hours ago

VICTA UK
A big thank you to Chippenham Park Bowling Club, who for another running, have chosen VICTA as their charity to support. Last week they came to visit us and dropped off a cheque for a huge £1,000! They've been busy with lots of great fundraising events. Club member Dave Williams was challenged earlier in the year not visit a Barber until October and raised a huge amount in sponsorship. Coming up they are organising poultry bingo where players can win a Christmas turkey! It was lovely to hear about all you have been doing to support VICTA. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

VICTA UK
As we've already established, an internship is a fantastic way to gain employment experience. In this Strive article, I (Harriet Smith) discuss my internship with VICTA as part of the Young Ambassador programme, how it has increased my confidence and even lead to employment. Read on to discover if such an internship could help you too!victastudents.org.uk/internship-victa/ ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

VICTA UK
There are so many positives to taking an internship you might not have considered. This article from Ruqaiya shows that it can be a really useful way to gain experience towards employment. Have a read to see how internships can be an opportunity for networking, self-advocacy and building experience ready for your next steps: victastudents.org.uk/strive-internship-experience/ ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

VICTA UK
If you're facing more of a struggle than usual to try and find work due to the Coronavirus pandemic, this video from Owais Niaz might give you some food for thought. When his previous job came to its end, Owais decided to set up his own business. Have a listen to see how he did it and if he might be able to support you to do the same!victastudents.org.uk/strive-starting-my-own-venture/ ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

VICTA UK
In this article for Strive, Sonal Sumaria talks about her passion for volunteering and the pleasure she gets from helping others. Read on to find out more about her volunteering journey, and hopefully it will inspire you to give it a go too!victastudents.org.uk/strive-volunteering/ ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

VICTA UK
If you're considering going to University but aren't sure if it's the right choice for you, Ruqaiya Asim's article detailing her own experiences may make your decision a little easier. Read on to see what questions are best to ask yourself when thinking about whether to go, and the options that are available if you don't think university is the right place for you.victastudents.org.uk/strive-choosing-university/ ... See MoreSee Less
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6 days ago

VICTA UK
Christmas is coming and we want to help you have a magical time with your family!VICTA is offering to reimburse the cost of your VI child’s ticket to selected attractions across the country. Please note, this offer is limited so please apply early to avoid disappointment. Find out more about the Christmas destinations and how to apply for the offer:The Lanterns at Chester Zoo: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/lanterns-chester/Christmas at Wimpole: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/wimpole-christmas/Christmas at Gibside: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/christmas-gibside/Christmas Ice Rink Locations: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/christmas-ice-skating/ ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

VICTA UK
Help care for our coastline and make a difference and a splash with Wave Rangers North Devon and VICTA!Wave Rangers is part of the Wave Project - it's an amazing opportunity to take part in coastal environmental projects, try a surf lesson, volunteer in coastal projects, make friends and work as a team.This activity is for ages 14 to 17 years who have a vison impairment and runs in February half term. Applications close on Friday 5 November 2021, so get your applications in soon!Find out more and sign up here: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/wave-rangers/#victaactivities #WaveRangers ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

VICTA UK
For #WorldSightDay and #BlindnessAwarenessMonth, VICTA and The Wildlife Trusts have created a Sensory-Scape Challenge! Can you use just 4 senses to take part in a nature scavenger hunt - without using your sight? Challenge your friends and share what you discover by tagging VICTA and The Wildlife Trusts and using #BlindnessAwarenessMonth.Find out more about the challenge and how to take part here:victa.org.uk/wildlife-trusts/ Or download the challenge in pdf format from The Wildlife Trusts' Wildlife Watch website here: www.wildlifewatch.org.uk/sites/default/files/2021-10/Sensory-Scape%20Challenge.pdf ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

VICTA UK
For more information on looking after you, visit the wellbeing pages on the VICTA Student Portal. We all need a bit of help sometimes and the portal can point you in the right direction if you need some support: victastudents.org.uk/14-17-self-wellbeing/#WorldMentalHealthDay #victastudents ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

VICTA UK
This article from Elin Williams describes how she has strived to maintain a positive attitude throughout her visual impairment journey - taking things one day at a time, finding her thing & having open conversations all helped Elin: victastudents.org.uk/positive-mindset-vision-impaired/ #WorldMentalHealthDay ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Today is #WorldMentalHealthDay and we're highlighting articles that share experiences & positive steps to looking after your wellbeing. Young Ambassador Ibz describes how keeping fit helped him to deal with his sight loss and the importance of a healthy lifestyle to support your mental health: victastudents.org.uk/fitness-mental-health/ ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
London Marathon 2021 done.Thank you everyone for your support. 💚#TeamVICTA VICTA UK ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
VICTA couldn’t do what we do without our incredible marathon runners who have been training and fundraising for months! They need all our support tomorrow so please join us in wishing our 2021 #TeamVICTA runners the best of luck and an extra huge thank you! 🌈🌈🌈 ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
This #WorldSmileDay we have the perfect thing to make you smile... our sunflower gallery!You planted the seeds, you watered them, you cared for them and wow did they grow! Thank you to everyone who shared their beautiful photos, your pin badges will be on their way very soon.Here's a sneak peek of a few of the sunflowers, make sure you check out the full gallery here: www.victa.org.uk/sunflower-gallery/ ... 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

6 hours ago

VICTA UK
A big thank you to Chippenham Park Bowling Club, who for another running, have chosen VICTA as their charity to support. Last week they came to visit us and dropped off a cheque for a huge £1,000! They've been busy with lots of great fundraising events. Club member Dave Williams was challenged earlier in the year not visit a Barber until October and raised a huge amount in sponsorship. Coming up they are organising poultry bingo where players can win a Christmas turkey! It was lovely to hear about all you have been doing to support VICTA. ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

2 days ago

VICTA UK
As we've already established, an internship is a fantastic way to gain employment experience. In this Strive article, I (Harriet Smith) discuss my internship with VICTA as part of the Young Ambassador programme, how it has increased my confidence and even lead to employment. Read on to discover if such an internship could help you too!victastudents.org.uk/internship-victa/ ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

2 days ago

VICTA UK
There are so many positives to taking an internship you might not have considered. This article from Ruqaiya shows that it can be a really useful way to gain experience towards employment. Have a read to see how internships can be an opportunity for networking, self-advocacy and building experience ready for your next steps: victastudents.org.uk/strive-internship-experience/ ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

2 days ago

VICTA UK
If you're facing more of a struggle than usual to try and find work due to the Coronavirus pandemic, this video from Owais Niaz might give you some food for thought. When his previous job came to its end, Owais decided to set up his own business. Have a listen to see how he did it and if he might be able to support you to do the same!victastudents.org.uk/strive-starting-my-own-venture/ ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

2 days ago

VICTA UK
In this article for Strive, Sonal Sumaria talks about her passion for volunteering and the pleasure she gets from helping others. Read on to find out more about her volunteering journey, and hopefully it will inspire you to give it a go too!victastudents.org.uk/strive-volunteering/ ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

2 days ago

VICTA UK
If you're considering going to University but aren't sure if it's the right choice for you, Ruqaiya Asim's article detailing her own experiences may make your decision a little easier. Read on to see what questions are best to ask yourself when thinking about whether to go, and the options that are available if you don't think university is the right place for you.victastudents.org.uk/strive-choosing-university/ ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

6 days ago

VICTA UK
Christmas is coming and we want to help you have a magical time with your family!VICTA is offering to reimburse the cost of your VI child’s ticket to selected attractions across the country. Please note, this offer is limited so please apply early to avoid disappointment. Find out more about the Christmas destinations and how to apply for the offer:The Lanterns at Chester Zoo: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/lanterns-chester/Christmas at Wimpole: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/wimpole-christmas/Christmas at Gibside: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/christmas-gibside/Christmas Ice Rink Locations: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/christmas-ice-skating/ ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

1 week ago

VICTA UK
Help care for our coastline and make a difference and a splash with Wave Rangers North Devon and VICTA!Wave Rangers is part of the Wave Project - it's an amazing opportunity to take part in coastal environmental projects, try a surf lesson, volunteer in coastal projects, make friends and work as a team.This activity is for ages 14 to 17 years who have a vison impairment and runs in February half term. Applications close on Friday 5 November 2021, so get your applications in soon!Find out more and sign up here: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/wave-rangers/#victaactivities #WaveRangers ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

1 week ago

VICTA UK
For #WorldSightDay and #BlindnessAwarenessMonth, VICTA and The Wildlife Trusts have created a Sensory-Scape Challenge! Can you use just 4 senses to take part in a nature scavenger hunt - without using your sight? Challenge your friends and share what you discover by tagging VICTA and The Wildlife Trusts and using #BlindnessAwarenessMonth.Find out more about the challenge and how to take part here:victa.org.uk/wildlife-trusts/ Or download the challenge in pdf format from The Wildlife Trusts' Wildlife Watch website here: www.wildlifewatch.org.uk/sites/default/files/2021-10/Sensory-Scape%20Challenge.pdf ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK
For more information on looking after you, visit the wellbeing pages on the VICTA Student Portal. We all need a bit of help sometimes and the portal can point you in the right direction if you need some support: victastudents.org.uk/14-17-self-wellbeing/#WorldMentalHealthDay #victastudents ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK
This article from Elin Williams describes how she has strived to maintain a positive attitude throughout her visual impairment journey - taking things one day at a time, finding her thing & having open conversations all helped Elin: victastudents.org.uk/positive-mindset-vision-impaired/ #WorldMentalHealthDay ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Today is #WorldMentalHealthDay and we're highlighting articles that share experiences & positive steps to looking after your wellbeing. Young Ambassador Ibz describes how keeping fit helped him to deal with his sight loss and the importance of a healthy lifestyle to support your mental health: victastudents.org.uk/fitness-mental-health/ ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
London Marathon 2021 done.Thank you everyone for your support. 💚#TeamVICTA VICTA UK ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
VICTA couldn’t do what we do without our incredible marathon runners who have been training and fundraising for months! They need all our support tomorrow so please join us in wishing our 2021 #TeamVICTA runners the best of luck and an extra huge thank you! 🌈🌈🌈 ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
This #WorldSmileDay we have the perfect thing to make you smile... our sunflower gallery!You planted the seeds, you watered them, you cared for them and wow did they grow! Thank you to everyone who shared their beautiful photos, your pin badges will be on their way very soon.Here's a sneak peek of a few of the sunflowers, make sure you check out the full gallery here: www.victa.org.uk/sunflower-gallery/ ... 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…

6 hours ago

VICTA UK
A big thank you to Chippenham Park Bowling Club, who for another running, have chosen VICTA as their charity to support. Last week they came to visit us and dropped off a cheque for a huge £1,000! They've been busy with lots of great fundraising events. Club member Dave Williams was challenged earlier in the year not visit a Barber until October and raised a huge amount in sponsorship. Coming up they are organising poultry bingo where players can win a Christmas turkey! It was lovely to hear about all you have been doing to support VICTA. ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

2 days ago

VICTA UK
As we've already established, an internship is a fantastic way to gain employment experience. In this Strive article, I (Harriet Smith) discuss my internship with VICTA as part of the Young Ambassador programme, how it has increased my confidence and even lead to employment. Read on to discover if such an internship could help you too!victastudents.org.uk/internship-victa/ ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

2 days ago

VICTA UK
There are so many positives to taking an internship you might not have considered. This article from Ruqaiya shows that it can be a really useful way to gain experience towards employment. Have a read to see how internships can be an opportunity for networking, self-advocacy and building experience ready for your next steps: victastudents.org.uk/strive-internship-experience/ ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

2 days ago

VICTA UK
If you're facing more of a struggle than usual to try and find work due to the Coronavirus pandemic, this video from Owais Niaz might give you some food for thought. When his previous job came to its end, Owais decided to set up his own business. Have a listen to see how he did it and if he might be able to support you to do the same!victastudents.org.uk/strive-starting-my-own-venture/ ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

2 days ago

VICTA UK
In this article for Strive, Sonal Sumaria talks about her passion for volunteering and the pleasure she gets from helping others. Read on to find out more about her volunteering journey, and hopefully it will inspire you to give it a go too!victastudents.org.uk/strive-volunteering/ ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

2 days ago

VICTA UK
If you're considering going to University but aren't sure if it's the right choice for you, Ruqaiya Asim's article detailing her own experiences may make your decision a little easier. Read on to see what questions are best to ask yourself when thinking about whether to go, and the options that are available if you don't think university is the right place for you.victastudents.org.uk/strive-choosing-university/ ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

6 days ago

VICTA UK
Christmas is coming and we want to help you have a magical time with your family!VICTA is offering to reimburse the cost of your VI child’s ticket to selected attractions across the country. Please note, this offer is limited so please apply early to avoid disappointment. Find out more about the Christmas destinations and how to apply for the offer:The Lanterns at Chester Zoo: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/lanterns-chester/Christmas at Wimpole: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/wimpole-christmas/Christmas at Gibside: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/christmas-gibside/Christmas Ice Rink Locations: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/christmas-ice-skating/ ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

1 week ago

VICTA UK
Help care for our coastline and make a difference and a splash with Wave Rangers North Devon and VICTA!Wave Rangers is part of the Wave Project - it's an amazing opportunity to take part in coastal environmental projects, try a surf lesson, volunteer in coastal projects, make friends and work as a team.This activity is for ages 14 to 17 years who have a vison impairment and runs in February half term. Applications close on Friday 5 November 2021, so get your applications in soon!Find out more and sign up here: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/wave-rangers/#victaactivities #WaveRangers ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

1 week ago

VICTA UK
For #WorldSightDay and #BlindnessAwarenessMonth, VICTA and The Wildlife Trusts have created a Sensory-Scape Challenge! Can you use just 4 senses to take part in a nature scavenger hunt - without using your sight? Challenge your friends and share what you discover by tagging VICTA and The Wildlife Trusts and using #BlindnessAwarenessMonth.Find out more about the challenge and how to take part here:victa.org.uk/wildlife-trusts/ Or download the challenge in pdf format from The Wildlife Trusts' Wildlife Watch website here: www.wildlifewatch.org.uk/sites/default/files/2021-10/Sensory-Scape%20Challenge.pdf ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK
For more information on looking after you, visit the wellbeing pages on the VICTA Student Portal. We all need a bit of help sometimes and the portal can point you in the right direction if you need some support: victastudents.org.uk/14-17-self-wellbeing/#WorldMentalHealthDay #victastudents ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK
This article from Elin Williams describes how she has strived to maintain a positive attitude throughout her visual impairment journey - taking things one day at a time, finding her thing & having open conversations all helped Elin: victastudents.org.uk/positive-mindset-vision-impaired/ #WorldMentalHealthDay ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Today is #WorldMentalHealthDay and we're highlighting articles that share experiences & positive steps to looking after your wellbeing. Young Ambassador Ibz describes how keeping fit helped him to deal with his sight loss and the importance of a healthy lifestyle to support your mental health: victastudents.org.uk/fitness-mental-health/ ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
London Marathon 2021 done.Thank you everyone for your support. 💚#TeamVICTA VICTA UK ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
VICTA couldn’t do what we do without our incredible marathon runners who have been training and fundraising for months! They need all our support tomorrow so please join us in wishing our 2021 #TeamVICTA runners the best of luck and an extra huge thank you! 🌈🌈🌈 ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
This #WorldSmileDay we have the perfect thing to make you smile... our sunflower gallery!You planted the seeds, you watered them, you cared for them and wow did they grow! Thank you to everyone who shared their beautiful photos, your pin badges will be on their way very soon.Here's a sneak peek of a few of the sunflowers, make sure you check out the full gallery here: www.victa.org.uk/sunflower-gallery/ ... See MoreSee Less
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