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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 day ago

VICTA UK
A big congratulations to our joint winners of the VICTA tactile medal competition!These designs are just stunning and deserve a place on the podium!Caitlin Passey, age 7, crafted a star-shaped medal using air drying clay with lots of raised shapes and detail.“Caitlin chose to do the medal in a star shape because anyone who wins a medal is a star. She put balls on each corner so each point of the star can be felt. The orange part is shaped like a cape because they are heroes. The blue shapes are waves to represent her favourite sport, diving.”Benji Bates, age 6, was inspired by the fun he had swimming on holiday to create his tactile swimming medal!Benji’s medal has been made using cardboard covered with silver foil. He has created the effect of water using textured cellophane and sequins. The waves and swimmer silhouette are made from raised clay. Benji has finished his design off with raised braille reading ‘reach for the stars’ and ‘swimming silver’.Well done to Benji and Caitlin! 🙌 #paralympics #paralympicstokyo2020 #paraswimming #tactile #braille #accessible #victaarts #victa ... See MoreSee Less
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1 day ago

VICTA UK
A big congratulations to our joint winners of the VICTA tactile medal competition!These designs are just stunning and deserve a place on the podium! Caitlin Passey, age 7, crafted a star-shaped medal using air drying clay with lots of raised shapes and detail.“Caitlin chose to do the medal in a star shape because anyone who wins a medal is a star. She put balls on each corner so each point of the star can be felt. The orange part is shaped like a cape because they are heroes. The blue shapes are waves to represent her favourite sport, diving.”Benji Bates, age 6, was inspired by the fun he had swimming on holiday to create his tactile swimming medal!Benji’s medal has been made using cardboard covered with silver foil. He has created the effect of water using textured cellophane and sequins. The waves and swimmer silhouette are made from raised clay. Benji has finished his design off with raised braille reading ‘reach for the stars’ and ‘swimming silver’.Well done to Benji and Caitlin! 🙌 ... See MoreSee Less
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5 days ago

VICTA UK
Employment webinars with Blindambitionlondon and RNIB, see their post below for more information! ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

VICTA UK
Time for some fun with our vlogging competition! The VICTA Student Portal challenges you to share your VI life hacks via a short video clip. 3 winners will be chosen at random to receive a £50 amazon voucher! Find out more & get vlogging... victastudents.org.uk/life-hacks/ #VICTAStudents ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

VICTA UK
Introducing the VICTA Student Portal - your one stop hub for advice & information. Grow. Succeed. Belong. Become your best advocate and unlock your potential. Start exploring: victastudents.org.uk/ #VICTAStudents ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

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2 weeks ago

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2 weeks ago

VICTA UK
The Wellcome Collection Museum in London are working to enhance accessibility for blind and partially sighted people. They are looking for participants to take part in a study that will take place on Wednesday 22nd of September 14:00 to 17:00 (approximate timings) at the Wellcome Collection (near Euston station). The focus group will involve a visit (around 30/45 minutes) to the current exhibition “On Happiness”, followed by a focus group (around 1 hour and a half). The visit to the current exhibition would involve you visiting the exhibition on your own for around 30/45 minutes. You would be welcome to visit alone or with a companion. If this would be helpful to you, we can arrange for a member of the front of house team to support you in navigating the exhibition spaces. The Wellcome Collection will cover your costs with a £50 per diem. If you are interested in taking part and are available on the 22nd of September, please get in touch with Raffaella at raffaella.cecilia.14@ucl.ac.uk for more detailed information about the project. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Applications for our 18+ VICTA Photography Course with the London Institute of Photography (LIoP) are now open!If you are aged 18 to 29 years and VI you can apply to join us this November to learn how to take creative photographs in your own signature style. Plus, you will gain the Arts Award Explore qualification – an entry level 3 award.During the day you will be inspired by professional photographers at the LIoP to explore the key elements of lighting, composition and styling. You’ll learn how to create a series of photographs inspired by the constantly changing street art at Brick Lane, as well as conducting your own still life shoot on location in the studio – The Old Truman Brewery. The second stage of the course will take you through the process of post-production and how to make your photos print ready.This is a fantastic opportunity to try something new and produce stunning photographs with some expert guidance and your own creativity.Find out more and apply for your place here: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/photography-2021/ ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Applications for our October half term Sports Activity Week close tomorrow!VICTA and The Royal National College for the Blind (RNC) are hosting this activity from 26 to 29 October 2021 for young people aged 14 to 17 years. If you are full of energy and an avid sports lover or you would just like to try something new, come and get involved and meet people of a similar age group.It's always a lot of fun and we can't wait to get back to the action!Find out more and sign up for your place here: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/residential-rnc/ ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
* Self advocacy and confidence workshop for parents with UCAN Productions and The VICTA Parent Portal *Join UCAN and VICTA on Thursday 9th of September at 7.30pm for this free online workshop to help parents instil confidence in their children.The workshop looks at how young people can develop confidence and learn to self-advocate effectively. Self-advocacy skills are imperative for young people and this course will focus on how you as a parent can develop tools to help your child to master this.Find out more and apply for your place here: www.victaparents.org.uk/ucan-confidence-workshop/ ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

VICTA UK
If you were to win a medal in the #Paralympics what would your dream medal be like? We're challenging your to design a tactile medal fit for winners! There are sports vouchers up-for-grabs! Find out more here: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/medal-competition/ ... 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

1 day ago

VICTA UK
A big congratulations to our joint winners of the VICTA tactile medal competition!These designs are just stunning and deserve a place on the podium!Caitlin Passey, age 7, crafted a star-shaped medal using air drying clay with lots of raised shapes and detail.“Caitlin chose to do the medal in a star shape because anyone who wins a medal is a star. She put balls on each corner so each point of the star can be felt. The orange part is shaped like a cape because they are heroes. The blue shapes are waves to represent her favourite sport, diving.”Benji Bates, age 6, was inspired by the fun he had swimming on holiday to create his tactile swimming medal!Benji’s medal has been made using cardboard covered with silver foil. He has created the effect of water using textured cellophane and sequins. The waves and swimmer silhouette are made from raised clay. Benji has finished his design off with raised braille reading ‘reach for the stars’ and ‘swimming silver’.Well done to Benji and Caitlin! 🙌 #paralympics #paralympicstokyo2020 #paraswimming #tactile #braille #accessible #victaarts #victa ... See MoreSee Less
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1 day ago

VICTA UK
A big congratulations to our joint winners of the VICTA tactile medal competition!These designs are just stunning and deserve a place on the podium! Caitlin Passey, age 7, crafted a star-shaped medal using air drying clay with lots of raised shapes and detail.“Caitlin chose to do the medal in a star shape because anyone who wins a medal is a star. She put balls on each corner so each point of the star can be felt. The orange part is shaped like a cape because they are heroes. The blue shapes are waves to represent her favourite sport, diving.”Benji Bates, age 6, was inspired by the fun he had swimming on holiday to create his tactile swimming medal!Benji’s medal has been made using cardboard covered with silver foil. He has created the effect of water using textured cellophane and sequins. The waves and swimmer silhouette are made from raised clay. Benji has finished his design off with raised braille reading ‘reach for the stars’ and ‘swimming silver’.Well done to Benji and Caitlin! 🙌 ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

5 days ago

VICTA UK
Employment webinars with Blindambitionlondon and RNIB, see their post below for more information! ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

1 week ago

VICTA UK
Time for some fun with our vlogging competition! The VICTA Student Portal challenges you to share your VI life hacks via a short video clip. 3 winners will be chosen at random to receive a £50 amazon voucher! Find out more & get vlogging... victastudents.org.uk/life-hacks/ #VICTAStudents ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

1 week ago

VICTA UK
Introducing the VICTA Student Portal - your one stop hub for advice & information. Grow. Succeed. Belong. Become your best advocate and unlock your potential. Start exploring: victastudents.org.uk/ #VICTAStudents ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

1 week ago

VICTA UK
Launching tomorrow... ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK
View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK
The Wellcome Collection Museum in London are working to enhance accessibility for blind and partially sighted people. They are looking for participants to take part in a study that will take place on Wednesday 22nd of September 14:00 to 17:00 (approximate timings) at the Wellcome Collection (near Euston station). The focus group will involve a visit (around 30/45 minutes) to the current exhibition “On Happiness”, followed by a focus group (around 1 hour and a half). The visit to the current exhibition would involve you visiting the exhibition on your own for around 30/45 minutes. You would be welcome to visit alone or with a companion. If this would be helpful to you, we can arrange for a member of the front of house team to support you in navigating the exhibition spaces. The Wellcome Collection will cover your costs with a £50 per diem. If you are interested in taking part and are available on the 22nd of September, please get in touch with Raffaella at raffaella.cecilia.14@ucl.ac.uk for more detailed information about the project. ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Applications for our 18+ VICTA Photography Course with the London Institute of Photography (LIoP) are now open!If you are aged 18 to 29 years and VI you can apply to join us this November to learn how to take creative photographs in your own signature style. Plus, you will gain the Arts Award Explore qualification – an entry level 3 award.During the day you will be inspired by professional photographers at the LIoP to explore the key elements of lighting, composition and styling. You’ll learn how to create a series of photographs inspired by the constantly changing street art at Brick Lane, as well as conducting your own still life shoot on location in the studio – The Old Truman Brewery. The second stage of the course will take you through the process of post-production and how to make your photos print ready.This is a fantastic opportunity to try something new and produce stunning photographs with some expert guidance and your own creativity.Find out more and apply for your place here: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/photography-2021/ ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Applications for our October half term Sports Activity Week close tomorrow!VICTA and The Royal National College for the Blind (RNC) are hosting this activity from 26 to 29 October 2021 for young people aged 14 to 17 years. If you are full of energy and an avid sports lover or you would just like to try something new, come and get involved and meet people of a similar age group.It's always a lot of fun and we can't wait to get back to the action!Find out more and sign up for your place here: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/residential-rnc/ ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
* Self advocacy and confidence workshop for parents with UCAN Productions and The VICTA Parent Portal *Join UCAN and VICTA on Thursday 9th of September at 7.30pm for this free online workshop to help parents instil confidence in their children.The workshop looks at how young people can develop confidence and learn to self-advocate effectively. Self-advocacy skills are imperative for young people and this course will focus on how you as a parent can develop tools to help your child to master this.Find out more and apply for your place here: www.victaparents.org.uk/ucan-confidence-workshop/ ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

1 month ago

VICTA UK
If you were to win a medal in the #Paralympics what would your dream medal be like? We're challenging your to design a tactile medal fit for winners! There are sports vouchers up-for-grabs! Find out more here: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/medal-competition/ ... 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 day ago

VICTA UK
A big congratulations to our joint winners of the VICTA tactile medal competition!These designs are just stunning and deserve a place on the podium!Caitlin Passey, age 7, crafted a star-shaped medal using air drying clay with lots of raised shapes and detail.“Caitlin chose to do the medal in a star shape because anyone who wins a medal is a star. She put balls on each corner so each point of the star can be felt. The orange part is shaped like a cape because they are heroes. The blue shapes are waves to represent her favourite sport, diving.”Benji Bates, age 6, was inspired by the fun he had swimming on holiday to create his tactile swimming medal!Benji’s medal has been made using cardboard covered with silver foil. He has created the effect of water using textured cellophane and sequins. The waves and swimmer silhouette are made from raised clay. Benji has finished his design off with raised braille reading ‘reach for the stars’ and ‘swimming silver’.Well done to Benji and Caitlin! 🙌 #paralympics #paralympicstokyo2020 #paraswimming #tactile #braille #accessible #victaarts #victa ... See MoreSee Less
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1 day ago

VICTA UK
A big congratulations to our joint winners of the VICTA tactile medal competition!These designs are just stunning and deserve a place on the podium! Caitlin Passey, age 7, crafted a star-shaped medal using air drying clay with lots of raised shapes and detail.“Caitlin chose to do the medal in a star shape because anyone who wins a medal is a star. She put balls on each corner so each point of the star can be felt. The orange part is shaped like a cape because they are heroes. The blue shapes are waves to represent her favourite sport, diving.”Benji Bates, age 6, was inspired by the fun he had swimming on holiday to create his tactile swimming medal!Benji’s medal has been made using cardboard covered with silver foil. He has created the effect of water using textured cellophane and sequins. The waves and swimmer silhouette are made from raised clay. Benji has finished his design off with raised braille reading ‘reach for the stars’ and ‘swimming silver’.Well done to Benji and Caitlin! 🙌 ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

5 days ago

VICTA UK
Employment webinars with Blindambitionlondon and RNIB, see their post below for more information! ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

1 week ago

VICTA UK
Time for some fun with our vlogging competition! The VICTA Student Portal challenges you to share your VI life hacks via a short video clip. 3 winners will be chosen at random to receive a £50 amazon voucher! Find out more & get vlogging... victastudents.org.uk/life-hacks/ #VICTAStudents ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

1 week ago

VICTA UK
Introducing the VICTA Student Portal - your one stop hub for advice & information. Grow. Succeed. Belong. Become your best advocate and unlock your potential. Start exploring: victastudents.org.uk/ #VICTAStudents ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

1 week ago

VICTA UK
Launching tomorrow... ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK
View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK
The Wellcome Collection Museum in London are working to enhance accessibility for blind and partially sighted people. They are looking for participants to take part in a study that will take place on Wednesday 22nd of September 14:00 to 17:00 (approximate timings) at the Wellcome Collection (near Euston station). The focus group will involve a visit (around 30/45 minutes) to the current exhibition “On Happiness”, followed by a focus group (around 1 hour and a half). The visit to the current exhibition would involve you visiting the exhibition on your own for around 30/45 minutes. You would be welcome to visit alone or with a companion. If this would be helpful to you, we can arrange for a member of the front of house team to support you in navigating the exhibition spaces. The Wellcome Collection will cover your costs with a £50 per diem. If you are interested in taking part and are available on the 22nd of September, please get in touch with Raffaella at raffaella.cecilia.14@ucl.ac.uk for more detailed information about the project. ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Applications for our 18+ VICTA Photography Course with the London Institute of Photography (LIoP) are now open!If you are aged 18 to 29 years and VI you can apply to join us this November to learn how to take creative photographs in your own signature style. Plus, you will gain the Arts Award Explore qualification – an entry level 3 award.During the day you will be inspired by professional photographers at the LIoP to explore the key elements of lighting, composition and styling. You’ll learn how to create a series of photographs inspired by the constantly changing street art at Brick Lane, as well as conducting your own still life shoot on location in the studio – The Old Truman Brewery. The second stage of the course will take you through the process of post-production and how to make your photos print ready.This is a fantastic opportunity to try something new and produce stunning photographs with some expert guidance and your own creativity.Find out more and apply for your place here: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/photography-2021/ ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Applications for our October half term Sports Activity Week close tomorrow!VICTA and The Royal National College for the Blind (RNC) are hosting this activity from 26 to 29 October 2021 for young people aged 14 to 17 years. If you are full of energy and an avid sports lover or you would just like to try something new, come and get involved and meet people of a similar age group.It's always a lot of fun and we can't wait to get back to the action!Find out more and sign up for your place here: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/residential-rnc/ ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
* Self advocacy and confidence workshop for parents with UCAN Productions and The VICTA Parent Portal *Join UCAN and VICTA on Thursday 9th of September at 7.30pm for this free online workshop to help parents instil confidence in their children.The workshop looks at how young people can develop confidence and learn to self-advocate effectively. Self-advocacy skills are imperative for young people and this course will focus on how you as a parent can develop tools to help your child to master this.Find out more and apply for your place here: www.victaparents.org.uk/ucan-confidence-workshop/ ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

1 month ago

VICTA UK
If you were to win a medal in the #Paralympics what would your dream medal be like? We're challenging your to design a tactile medal fit for winners! There are sports vouchers up-for-grabs! Find out more here: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/medal-competition/ ... See MoreSee Less
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