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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

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Don't forget, entries close at 12pm tomorrow!! Last chance to get them in! #VICTAScienceFairFinal week for entries! Entries to the VICTA Science Fair close on Monday 1 March 2021 so make sure you get entering soon. We have over 20x £50 vouchers up-for-grabs across the different age group categories, so there is a great chance of winning a prize!Find out all the ways to enter here: www.victa.org.uk/science-competition/Or read on to choose your mission... 🚀* Competitions for 0 to 10 years *LEGO Braille Brick challenge:Share your explorations with your LEGO or LEGO braille sets!The prizes: 3 x £50 online vouchers for curiousminds.co.ukwww.victa.org.uk/science-braille-lego/Experiment with the Mini Professors:The prizes: 3 x £50 online vouchers for curiousminds.co.ukwww.victa.org.uk/science-mini-professors/Innovating for the future competition:The prizes: 3 x £50 online vouchers for curiousminds.co.ukwww.victa.org.uk/science-innovation-under-10/* Competitions for 11 to 17 years *Challenge time – choose your tasks:The prizes: 3 x £50 online vouchers for curiousminds.co.ukwww.victa.org.uk/science-challenge-time/Investigate science at home:The prizes: 3 x £50 online vouchers for curiousminds.co.ukwww.victa.org.uk/science-investigations/Innovating for the future competition:The prizes: 3 x £50 online vouchers for curiousminds.co.ukwww.victa.org.uk/science-innovation-over-10/Design a poster for the VICTA Science Fair:The prizes: First prize 1x £50 online voucher for curiousminds.co.ukTwo runners up will win a £25 online voucher for curiousminds.co.uk www.victa.org.uk/science-poster/* Competitions for 18 to 29 years *Challenge time – choose your tasks:The prizes: 2 x £50 Amazon voucherswww.victa.org.uk/science-challenge-18/#VICTAScienceFair ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

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#VICTAScienceFair competitions end Monday! We have prize draws for 0 to 29 years to win £50 vouchers! Take part in fun tasks, share your home experiments, build LEGO, share your innovative ideas or design a poster! www.victa.org.uk/science-competition/ ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

VICTA UK
Thanks to everyone who has sent in their science investigations, we can't wait to share them all with you. How amazing is Benjamin's cress diary, with braille and tactile images to make it accessible? So lovely! There's still time to enter your experiments and investigations into the Science Fair prize draws this weekend (closes Monday at 12pm):Under 10s: www.victa.org.uk/science-mini-professors/Over 10s: www.victa.org.uk/science-investigations/Good luck!#VICTAScienceFair ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

VICTA UK
It lovely to see the entries coming in! Anaya, age 6 enjoyed the LEGO braille 'human body' activity and Mera, age 9 built this amazing bridge with a river flowing under it! Don't forget, if you would like to share your LEGO creations with the VICTA Science Fair, to be in with the chance of winning a £50 science voucher, you have until Monday to enter: www.victa.org.uk/science-braille-lego/#VICTAScienceFair LEGO Foundation RNIB Bookshare ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

VICTA UK
What's your innovative idea for the future? Tell us before Mon 1 March to be in with the chance of winning a £50 voucher! 0 to 10 years enter here: www.victa.org.uk/science-innovation-under-10/11 to 17 years, enter here: www.victa.org.uk/science-innovation-over-10/We can't wait to hear your ideas! #VICTAScienceFair ... See MoreSee Less
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6 days ago

VICTA UK
Final week for entries! Entries to the VICTA Science Fair close on Monday 1 March 2021 so make sure you get entering soon. We have over 20x £50 vouchers up-for-grabs across the different age group categories, so there is a great chance of winning a prize!Find out all the ways to enter here: www.victa.org.uk/science-competition/Or read on to choose your mission... 🚀* Competitions for 0 to 10 years *LEGO Braille Brick challenge:Share your explorations with your LEGO or LEGO braille sets!The prizes: 3 x £50 online vouchers for curiousminds.co.ukwww.victa.org.uk/science-braille-lego/Experiment with the Mini Professors:The prizes: 3 x £50 online vouchers for curiousminds.co.ukwww.victa.org.uk/science-mini-professors/Innovating for the future competition:The prizes: 3 x £50 online vouchers for curiousminds.co.ukwww.victa.org.uk/science-innovation-under-10/* Competitions for 11 to 17 years *Challenge time – choose your tasks:The prizes: 3 x £50 online vouchers for curiousminds.co.ukwww.victa.org.uk/science-challenge-time/Investigate science at home:The prizes: 3 x £50 online vouchers for curiousminds.co.ukwww.victa.org.uk/science-investigations/Innovating for the future competition:The prizes: 3 x £50 online vouchers for curiousminds.co.ukwww.victa.org.uk/science-innovation-over-10/Design a poster for the VICTA Science Fair:The prizes: First prize 1x £50 online voucher for curiousminds.co.ukTwo runners up will win a £25 online voucher for curiousminds.co.uk www.victa.org.uk/science-poster/* Competitions for 18 to 29 years *Challenge time – choose your tasks:The prizes: 2 x £50 Amazon voucherswww.victa.org.uk/science-challenge-18/#VICTAScienceFair ... See MoreSee Less
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7 days ago

VICTA UK
Plans are progressing for Oriel, our proposed new centre for eye care. To ensure that there are safe and accessible routes to the new site at Camden, we are inviting people to complete a short survey to help us understand how this relocation might affect the way you travel: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/JXWC7VX 📋 If you have any further questions, or if you would like the survey in an alternative format please contact moorfields.oriel@nhs.net ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

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Join the VICTA Parent Portal & a host of professionals for our Virtual Parent Wellbeing Retreat. The retreat will bring you a festival of presentations, demonstrations & workshops, all with a focus on mental health for both parents & children. Visit: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/parent-wellbeing/ ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Design a poster or digital promotion for the VICTA Science Fair to win! How can you convey all the exciting things the Science Fair has to offer in an attention grabbing way? Find out more and enter your design here: www.victa.org.uk/science-investigations/ #VICTAScienceFair ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Are you up to the task? Take part in the VICTA Science Fair to find out!If you're aged 18 to 29, we challenge you to have a go at our selection of fun trial and error tasks to be in with a chance of winning a £50 Amazon voucher. How far can you propel a pea? How quickly can you melt an ice cube? Can you move an egg into an egg cup without touching either?There's no right or wrong answer, we just can’t wait to see how you tackle the tasks!Complete as many challenges as you like, each one will be another entry into the prize draw. You’ll find all of the tasks and competition entry details here: www.victa.org.uk/science-challenge-18/ ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Take charge of your finances with our free online money workshops with The Money Charity. March workshop - Money and wellbeing: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/money-workshop-march/April workshop - Identity fraud and money safety: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/money-fraud/Apply for your place today! ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Timeline PhotosJoin us on Tuesday 16th March where we will be hosting our next NCW Panel for Parents, focusing on Home Hacks! Our expert NCW panellists will be sharing with you all of their useful tips and tricks from signature writing to food prep, providing advice to parents to help develop independence skills in children under 12 who are vision impaired.Book your place here: bit.ly/3a4UcAG#NCW #VILifeHacks #TalkToUs #SaveTheDate ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Our challenge of the week for age 10-17s is... Curious Coders! Share your coding projects or game design ideas with the #VICTAScienceFair to win a £50 voucher: www.victa.org.uk/science-investigations/Need some inspiration? This week, the VICTA Science Fair spoke to Nordine Ghachi, who’s love of gaming inspired him to start coding at the age of 7! Now co-founder of DOWiNO, they use their games and videos for social good. You might like to check out ‘A Blind Legend’, a game which is VI accessible, using 3D soundscapes! Watch the full interview with Nordine where he offers advice for anyone keen to get into game design on our ‘Amazing Futures’ page: www.victa.org.uk/science-amazing-futures ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Visit the virtual VICTA Science Fair this half term for your chance to win, win, win! There are 20 x £50 vouchers up-for-grabs across the Science Fair which you can spend on science-based equipment and toys!Choose one of our exciting challenges and share your findings with the VICTA Science Fair to be in with a chance to win.From experiments to try at home to sharing your innovative ideas, there is something for everyone.The fair also features interviews with inspiring professionals who are working within the sciences, some of whom have a vision impairment themselves. Have you ever thought about becoming an oceanographer or a video games designer?Sound fun? Why not ignite your passion for the STEM subjects and come and explore with VICTA!www.victa.org.uk/victa-science-fairFor more information email sciencefair@victa.org.uk#VICTAScienceFair ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
To celebrate #WomenInScienceDay, we have some inspiring Q&As as part of our #VICTAScienceFair! Dr Amy Bowers tells us what being an oceanographer entails and how having a vision impairment hasn't held her back from pursuing her dream career: youtu.be/rQZaUyS7XSsDr Mona Minkara talks to us about her career in bioengineering and how she has tackled prejudices relating to her own vision impairment: youtu.be/kE1zh0fOl-YTiri Hughes is a third year medical student at Oxford University. She explains how important it is, as a student with a vision impairment, to be your own self-advocate: youtu.be/2rJEaQVKgWADr Florentina Sava talks to VICTA about her role as a Clinical Scientist in Genomics, analysing the genomics of patients with different conditions: youtu.be/zsEOn8qB_jwWatch all of our videos exploring Amazing Futures here: www.victa.org.uk/science-amazing-futures/ ... 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!

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1 day ago

VICTA UK
Don't forget, entries close at 12pm tomorrow!! Last chance to get them in! #VICTAScienceFairFinal week for entries! Entries to the VICTA Science Fair close on Monday 1 March 2021 so make sure you get entering soon. We have over 20x £50 vouchers up-for-grabs across the different age group categories, so there is a great chance of winning a prize!Find out all the ways to enter here: www.victa.org.uk/science-competition/Or read on to choose your mission... 🚀* Competitions for 0 to 10 years *LEGO Braille Brick challenge:Share your explorations with your LEGO or LEGO braille sets!The prizes: 3 x £50 online vouchers for curiousminds.co.ukwww.victa.org.uk/science-braille-lego/Experiment with the Mini Professors:The prizes: 3 x £50 online vouchers for curiousminds.co.ukwww.victa.org.uk/science-mini-professors/Innovating for the future competition:The prizes: 3 x £50 online vouchers for curiousminds.co.ukwww.victa.org.uk/science-innovation-under-10/* Competitions for 11 to 17 years *Challenge time – choose your tasks:The prizes: 3 x £50 online vouchers for curiousminds.co.ukwww.victa.org.uk/science-challenge-time/Investigate science at home:The prizes: 3 x £50 online vouchers for curiousminds.co.ukwww.victa.org.uk/science-investigations/Innovating for the future competition:The prizes: 3 x £50 online vouchers for curiousminds.co.ukwww.victa.org.uk/science-innovation-over-10/Design a poster for the VICTA Science Fair:The prizes: First prize 1x £50 online voucher for curiousminds.co.ukTwo runners up will win a £25 online voucher for curiousminds.co.uk www.victa.org.uk/science-poster/* Competitions for 18 to 29 years *Challenge time – choose your tasks:The prizes: 2 x £50 Amazon voucherswww.victa.org.uk/science-challenge-18/#VICTAScienceFair ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

VICTA UK
#VICTAScienceFair competitions end Monday! We have prize draws for 0 to 29 years to win £50 vouchers! Take part in fun tasks, share your home experiments, build LEGO, share your innovative ideas or design a poster! www.victa.org.uk/science-competition/ ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

VICTA UK
Thanks to everyone who has sent in their science investigations, we can't wait to share them all with you. How amazing is Benjamin's cress diary, with braille and tactile images to make it accessible? So lovely! There's still time to enter your experiments and investigations into the Science Fair prize draws this weekend (closes Monday at 12pm):Under 10s: www.victa.org.uk/science-mini-professors/Over 10s: www.victa.org.uk/science-investigations/Good luck!#VICTAScienceFair ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

VICTA UK
It lovely to see the entries coming in! Anaya, age 6 enjoyed the LEGO braille 'human body' activity and Mera, age 9 built this amazing bridge with a river flowing under it! Don't forget, if you would like to share your LEGO creations with the VICTA Science Fair, to be in with the chance of winning a £50 science voucher, you have until Monday to enter: www.victa.org.uk/science-braille-lego/#VICTAScienceFair LEGO Foundation RNIB Bookshare ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

VICTA UK
What's your innovative idea for the future? Tell us before Mon 1 March to be in with the chance of winning a £50 voucher! 0 to 10 years enter here: www.victa.org.uk/science-innovation-under-10/11 to 17 years, enter here: www.victa.org.uk/science-innovation-over-10/We can't wait to hear your ideas! #VICTAScienceFair ... See MoreSee Less
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6 days ago

VICTA UK
Final week for entries! Entries to the VICTA Science Fair close on Monday 1 March 2021 so make sure you get entering soon. We have over 20x £50 vouchers up-for-grabs across the different age group categories, so there is a great chance of winning a prize!Find out all the ways to enter here: www.victa.org.uk/science-competition/Or read on to choose your mission... 🚀* Competitions for 0 to 10 years *LEGO Braille Brick challenge:Share your explorations with your LEGO or LEGO braille sets!The prizes: 3 x £50 online vouchers for curiousminds.co.ukwww.victa.org.uk/science-braille-lego/Experiment with the Mini Professors:The prizes: 3 x £50 online vouchers for curiousminds.co.ukwww.victa.org.uk/science-mini-professors/Innovating for the future competition:The prizes: 3 x £50 online vouchers for curiousminds.co.ukwww.victa.org.uk/science-innovation-under-10/* Competitions for 11 to 17 years *Challenge time – choose your tasks:The prizes: 3 x £50 online vouchers for curiousminds.co.ukwww.victa.org.uk/science-challenge-time/Investigate science at home:The prizes: 3 x £50 online vouchers for curiousminds.co.ukwww.victa.org.uk/science-investigations/Innovating for the future competition:The prizes: 3 x £50 online vouchers for curiousminds.co.ukwww.victa.org.uk/science-innovation-over-10/Design a poster for the VICTA Science Fair:The prizes: First prize 1x £50 online voucher for curiousminds.co.ukTwo runners up will win a £25 online voucher for curiousminds.co.uk www.victa.org.uk/science-poster/* Competitions for 18 to 29 years *Challenge time – choose your tasks:The prizes: 2 x £50 Amazon voucherswww.victa.org.uk/science-challenge-18/#VICTAScienceFair ... See MoreSee Less
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7 days ago

VICTA UK
Plans are progressing for Oriel, our proposed new centre for eye care. To ensure that there are safe and accessible routes to the new site at Camden, we are inviting people to complete a short survey to help us understand how this relocation might affect the way you travel: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/JXWC7VX 📋 If you have any further questions, or if you would like the survey in an alternative format please contact moorfields.oriel@nhs.net ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

VICTA UK
Join the VICTA Parent Portal & a host of professionals for our Virtual Parent Wellbeing Retreat. The retreat will bring you a festival of presentations, demonstrations & workshops, all with a focus on mental health for both parents & children. Visit: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/parent-wellbeing/ ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Design a poster or digital promotion for the VICTA Science Fair to win! How can you convey all the exciting things the Science Fair has to offer in an attention grabbing way? Find out more and enter your design here: www.victa.org.uk/science-investigations/ #VICTAScienceFair ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Are you up to the task? Take part in the VICTA Science Fair to find out!If you're aged 18 to 29, we challenge you to have a go at our selection of fun trial and error tasks to be in with a chance of winning a £50 Amazon voucher. How far can you propel a pea? How quickly can you melt an ice cube? Can you move an egg into an egg cup without touching either?There's no right or wrong answer, we just can’t wait to see how you tackle the tasks!Complete as many challenges as you like, each one will be another entry into the prize draw. You’ll find all of the tasks and competition entry details here: www.victa.org.uk/science-challenge-18/ ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Take charge of your finances with our free online money workshops with The Money Charity. March workshop - Money and wellbeing: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/money-workshop-march/April workshop - Identity fraud and money safety: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/money-fraud/Apply for your place today! ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Timeline PhotosJoin us on Tuesday 16th March where we will be hosting our next NCW Panel for Parents, focusing on Home Hacks! Our expert NCW panellists will be sharing with you all of their useful tips and tricks from signature writing to food prep, providing advice to parents to help develop independence skills in children under 12 who are vision impaired.Book your place here: bit.ly/3a4UcAG#NCW #VILifeHacks #TalkToUs #SaveTheDate ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Our challenge of the week for age 10-17s is... Curious Coders! Share your coding projects or game design ideas with the #VICTAScienceFair to win a £50 voucher: www.victa.org.uk/science-investigations/Need some inspiration? This week, the VICTA Science Fair spoke to Nordine Ghachi, who’s love of gaming inspired him to start coding at the age of 7! Now co-founder of DOWiNO, they use their games and videos for social good. You might like to check out ‘A Blind Legend’, a game which is VI accessible, using 3D soundscapes! Watch the full interview with Nordine where he offers advice for anyone keen to get into game design on our ‘Amazing Futures’ page: www.victa.org.uk/science-amazing-futures ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Visit the virtual VICTA Science Fair this half term for your chance to win, win, win! There are 20 x £50 vouchers up-for-grabs across the Science Fair which you can spend on science-based equipment and toys!Choose one of our exciting challenges and share your findings with the VICTA Science Fair to be in with a chance to win.From experiments to try at home to sharing your innovative ideas, there is something for everyone.The fair also features interviews with inspiring professionals who are working within the sciences, some of whom have a vision impairment themselves. Have you ever thought about becoming an oceanographer or a video games designer?Sound fun? Why not ignite your passion for the STEM subjects and come and explore with VICTA!www.victa.org.uk/victa-science-fairFor more information email sciencefair@victa.org.uk#VICTAScienceFair ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
To celebrate #WomenInScienceDay, we have some inspiring Q&As as part of our #VICTAScienceFair! Dr Amy Bowers tells us what being an oceanographer entails and how having a vision impairment hasn't held her back from pursuing her dream career: youtu.be/rQZaUyS7XSsDr Mona Minkara talks to us about her career in bioengineering and how she has tackled prejudices relating to her own vision impairment: youtu.be/kE1zh0fOl-YTiri Hughes is a third year medical student at Oxford University. She explains how important it is, as a student with a vision impairment, to be your own self-advocate: youtu.be/2rJEaQVKgWADr Florentina Sava talks to VICTA about her role as a Clinical Scientist in Genomics, analysing the genomics of patients with different conditions: youtu.be/zsEOn8qB_jwWatch all of our videos exploring Amazing Futures here: www.victa.org.uk/science-amazing-futures/ ... See MoreSee Less
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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 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

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1 day ago

VICTA UK
Don't forget, entries close at 12pm tomorrow!! Last chance to get them in! #VICTAScienceFairFinal week for entries! Entries to the VICTA Science Fair close on Monday 1 March 2021 so make sure you get entering soon. We have over 20x £50 vouchers up-for-grabs across the different age group categories, so there is a great chance of winning a prize!Find out all the ways to enter here: www.victa.org.uk/science-competition/Or read on to choose your mission... 🚀* Competitions for 0 to 10 years *LEGO Braille Brick challenge:Share your explorations with your LEGO or LEGO braille sets!The prizes: 3 x £50 online vouchers for curiousminds.co.ukwww.victa.org.uk/science-braille-lego/Experiment with the Mini Professors:The prizes: 3 x £50 online vouchers for curiousminds.co.ukwww.victa.org.uk/science-mini-professors/Innovating for the future competition:The prizes: 3 x £50 online vouchers for curiousminds.co.ukwww.victa.org.uk/science-innovation-under-10/* Competitions for 11 to 17 years *Challenge time – choose your tasks:The prizes: 3 x £50 online vouchers for curiousminds.co.ukwww.victa.org.uk/science-challenge-time/Investigate science at home:The prizes: 3 x £50 online vouchers for curiousminds.co.ukwww.victa.org.uk/science-investigations/Innovating for the future competition:The prizes: 3 x £50 online vouchers for curiousminds.co.ukwww.victa.org.uk/science-innovation-over-10/Design a poster for the VICTA Science Fair:The prizes: First prize 1x £50 online voucher for curiousminds.co.ukTwo runners up will win a £25 online voucher for curiousminds.co.uk www.victa.org.uk/science-poster/* Competitions for 18 to 29 years *Challenge time – choose your tasks:The prizes: 2 x £50 Amazon voucherswww.victa.org.uk/science-challenge-18/#VICTAScienceFair ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

VICTA UK
#VICTAScienceFair competitions end Monday! We have prize draws for 0 to 29 years to win £50 vouchers! Take part in fun tasks, share your home experiments, build LEGO, share your innovative ideas or design a poster! www.victa.org.uk/science-competition/ ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

VICTA UK
Thanks to everyone who has sent in their science investigations, we can't wait to share them all with you. How amazing is Benjamin's cress diary, with braille and tactile images to make it accessible? So lovely! There's still time to enter your experiments and investigations into the Science Fair prize draws this weekend (closes Monday at 12pm):Under 10s: www.victa.org.uk/science-mini-professors/Over 10s: www.victa.org.uk/science-investigations/Good luck!#VICTAScienceFair ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

VICTA UK
It lovely to see the entries coming in! Anaya, age 6 enjoyed the LEGO braille 'human body' activity and Mera, age 9 built this amazing bridge with a river flowing under it! Don't forget, if you would like to share your LEGO creations with the VICTA Science Fair, to be in with the chance of winning a £50 science voucher, you have until Monday to enter: www.victa.org.uk/science-braille-lego/#VICTAScienceFair LEGO Foundation RNIB Bookshare ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

VICTA UK
What's your innovative idea for the future? Tell us before Mon 1 March to be in with the chance of winning a £50 voucher! 0 to 10 years enter here: www.victa.org.uk/science-innovation-under-10/11 to 17 years, enter here: www.victa.org.uk/science-innovation-over-10/We can't wait to hear your ideas! #VICTAScienceFair ... See MoreSee Less
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6 days ago

VICTA UK
Final week for entries! Entries to the VICTA Science Fair close on Monday 1 March 2021 so make sure you get entering soon. We have over 20x £50 vouchers up-for-grabs across the different age group categories, so there is a great chance of winning a prize!Find out all the ways to enter here: www.victa.org.uk/science-competition/Or read on to choose your mission... 🚀* Competitions for 0 to 10 years *LEGO Braille Brick challenge:Share your explorations with your LEGO or LEGO braille sets!The prizes: 3 x £50 online vouchers for curiousminds.co.ukwww.victa.org.uk/science-braille-lego/Experiment with the Mini Professors:The prizes: 3 x £50 online vouchers for curiousminds.co.ukwww.victa.org.uk/science-mini-professors/Innovating for the future competition:The prizes: 3 x £50 online vouchers for curiousminds.co.ukwww.victa.org.uk/science-innovation-under-10/* Competitions for 11 to 17 years *Challenge time – choose your tasks:The prizes: 3 x £50 online vouchers for curiousminds.co.ukwww.victa.org.uk/science-challenge-time/Investigate science at home:The prizes: 3 x £50 online vouchers for curiousminds.co.ukwww.victa.org.uk/science-investigations/Innovating for the future competition:The prizes: 3 x £50 online vouchers for curiousminds.co.ukwww.victa.org.uk/science-innovation-over-10/Design a poster for the VICTA Science Fair:The prizes: First prize 1x £50 online voucher for curiousminds.co.ukTwo runners up will win a £25 online voucher for curiousminds.co.uk www.victa.org.uk/science-poster/* Competitions for 18 to 29 years *Challenge time – choose your tasks:The prizes: 2 x £50 Amazon voucherswww.victa.org.uk/science-challenge-18/#VICTAScienceFair ... See MoreSee Less
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7 days ago

VICTA UK
Plans are progressing for Oriel, our proposed new centre for eye care. To ensure that there are safe and accessible routes to the new site at Camden, we are inviting people to complete a short survey to help us understand how this relocation might affect the way you travel: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/JXWC7VX 📋 If you have any further questions, or if you would like the survey in an alternative format please contact moorfields.oriel@nhs.net ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

VICTA UK
Join the VICTA Parent Portal & a host of professionals for our Virtual Parent Wellbeing Retreat. The retreat will bring you a festival of presentations, demonstrations & workshops, all with a focus on mental health for both parents & children. Visit: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/parent-wellbeing/ ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Design a poster or digital promotion for the VICTA Science Fair to win! How can you convey all the exciting things the Science Fair has to offer in an attention grabbing way? Find out more and enter your design here: www.victa.org.uk/science-investigations/ #VICTAScienceFair ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Are you up to the task? Take part in the VICTA Science Fair to find out!If you're aged 18 to 29, we challenge you to have a go at our selection of fun trial and error tasks to be in with a chance of winning a £50 Amazon voucher. How far can you propel a pea? How quickly can you melt an ice cube? Can you move an egg into an egg cup without touching either?There's no right or wrong answer, we just can’t wait to see how you tackle the tasks!Complete as many challenges as you like, each one will be another entry into the prize draw. You’ll find all of the tasks and competition entry details here: www.victa.org.uk/science-challenge-18/ ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Take charge of your finances with our free online money workshops with The Money Charity. March workshop - Money and wellbeing: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/money-workshop-march/April workshop - Identity fraud and money safety: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/money-fraud/Apply for your place today! ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Timeline PhotosJoin us on Tuesday 16th March where we will be hosting our next NCW Panel for Parents, focusing on Home Hacks! Our expert NCW panellists will be sharing with you all of their useful tips and tricks from signature writing to food prep, providing advice to parents to help develop independence skills in children under 12 who are vision impaired.Book your place here: bit.ly/3a4UcAG#NCW #VILifeHacks #TalkToUs #SaveTheDate ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Our challenge of the week for age 10-17s is... Curious Coders! Share your coding projects or game design ideas with the #VICTAScienceFair to win a £50 voucher: www.victa.org.uk/science-investigations/Need some inspiration? This week, the VICTA Science Fair spoke to Nordine Ghachi, who’s love of gaming inspired him to start coding at the age of 7! Now co-founder of DOWiNO, they use their games and videos for social good. You might like to check out ‘A Blind Legend’, a game which is VI accessible, using 3D soundscapes! Watch the full interview with Nordine where he offers advice for anyone keen to get into game design on our ‘Amazing Futures’ page: www.victa.org.uk/science-amazing-futures ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Visit the virtual VICTA Science Fair this half term for your chance to win, win, win! There are 20 x £50 vouchers up-for-grabs across the Science Fair which you can spend on science-based equipment and toys!Choose one of our exciting challenges and share your findings with the VICTA Science Fair to be in with a chance to win.From experiments to try at home to sharing your innovative ideas, there is something for everyone.The fair also features interviews with inspiring professionals who are working within the sciences, some of whom have a vision impairment themselves. Have you ever thought about becoming an oceanographer or a video games designer?Sound fun? Why not ignite your passion for the STEM subjects and come and explore with VICTA!www.victa.org.uk/victa-science-fairFor more information email sciencefair@victa.org.uk#VICTAScienceFair ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
To celebrate #WomenInScienceDay, we have some inspiring Q&As as part of our #VICTAScienceFair! Dr Amy Bowers tells us what being an oceanographer entails and how having a vision impairment hasn't held her back from pursuing her dream career: youtu.be/rQZaUyS7XSsDr Mona Minkara talks to us about her career in bioengineering and how she has tackled prejudices relating to her own vision impairment: youtu.be/kE1zh0fOl-YTiri Hughes is a third year medical student at Oxford University. She explains how important it is, as a student with a vision impairment, to be your own self-advocate: youtu.be/2rJEaQVKgWADr Florentina Sava talks to VICTA about her role as a Clinical Scientist in Genomics, analysing the genomics of patients with different conditions: youtu.be/zsEOn8qB_jwWatch all of our videos exploring Amazing Futures here: www.victa.org.uk/science-amazing-futures/ ... See MoreSee Less
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