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5 Douglas House
32-34 Simpson Road
Fenny Stratford
Milton Keynes
MK1 1BA

T 01908 240831
admin@victa.org.uk

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The VICTA Parent Network

VICTA started over 30 years ago as a local parent support network. Our reach has since spread over the entire country, but our original vision of bringing parents together for friendship and support hasn’t changed.

Here at VICTA, we have heard time and time again how the best advice has come from another parent, or how the Family Weekends we host give parents a chance to discuss issues and create solutions. It is vital in many aspects, not only for the child but also the parents, to be able to access the best possible information and we believe that parents are key to this.

We have therefore started our ‘Parent Network’. The aim of this project is to empower parents to support and advise one another, and run local events and groups to create networks of parents across the country. Our Parent Ambassadors that are part of this new scheme have first-hand experience living with and raising children who have a visual impairment.  We believe that these are the people best placed to provide help and advice if you do have any concerns or encounter any problems.

To this end, we have a VICTA Parent Network Facebook group. This is a safe space for you as a parent to ask any questions or seek advice on any topic related to parenting a visually impaired child. Other parents and young adults in the group will provide answers, support and encouragement.

We currently have 8 Parent Ambassadors as part of the VICTA Parent Network. These Ambassadors are charged with being active members on the Facebook group, arranging local events for parents, and visiting schools and organisations as requested to promote the work of VICTA.

To become a Parent Ambassador, or for more information, please email parents@victa.org.uk

Live from the VICTA Facebook page…

1 day ago

VICTA UK
As the 2022 VICTA Science Fair approaches we'd like to help more families get hands-on with science! We currently have a free VI-child ticket offer for two incredible science centres, find out more by following the links below... Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium:www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/winchester-science/Life Science Centre, Newcastle:www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/life-science-centre/ ... See MoreSee Less
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5 days ago

VICTA UK
Back in November the VICTA Student Portal had a brilliant chat to the very talented Grace Whitford about her journey to becoming a singer!Find out what inspired her to follow her dream path and Grace's advice on being determined and working hard to achieve your goals. Watch the full interview here: youtu.be/N7ASr2ZdHpAFollow Grace's singing career here: Grace Whitford Music ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

5 days ago

VICTA UK
All things Early Years from VICTA & the Parent Portal! If you are the parent of an Early Years child (aged 0 to 4 years) with a vision impairment, we'd love to hear from you. We have just updated our sign-up process so that you can let us know if you are specifically interested in our Early Years information. We have lots coming up that we are keen to share with you!If you'd like to connect with us and other families, please complete the short form via the link below.www.victaparents.org.uk/early-years-sign-up/ ... See MoreSee Less
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5 days ago

VICTA UK
Charlotte recently chatted to Dave Steele, AKA The Blind Poet, about the launch of his new children's book, 'Austin's Amazing Adventures'. Dave is striving to have better disability representation in literature and his story follows a young boy who is slowly losing his sight.Dave tells us more all witting as 'The Blind Poet' and how he used poetry after his diagnosis of Retinitis Pigmentosa to help shape the conceptions of living with sight loss. Watch the full interview here...youtu.be/gV3QTptGwxE The Blind Poet Dave Steele #TheBlindPoet ... See MoreSee Less
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5 days ago

VICTA UK
Sounds like an exciting opportunity for anyone aged 18+!Could you help us to bring the #B2022 Opening and Closing ceremonies to life?We’re on the lookout for volunteer cast, athlete hosts, and existing choirs to be part of history.Apply now: www.birmingham2022.com/ceremonies18+, Limited Places, Eligibility & Selection criteria and T&Cs apply birminghamceremonies.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Volunteer-Cast-Pledge.pdf. Applications and selection for the ceremonies are managed by Birmingham Ceremonies Ltd. You can learn more about Birmingham Ceremonies Ltd at www.birminghamceremonies.com ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

VICTA UK
Activity update! We have extended the age limit on our Go Ape day at Haldon Forest near Exeter. Young people aged between 10 to 17 can now apply to join us for this tree-top adventure! Applications close on 4 February, so be sure to get your name down soon here: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/go-ape-haldon-forest/ ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

1 week ago

VICTA UK
If you are aged 11 to 29 years you can enter our competition to make a piece of art using braille. Take inspiration from the things you love, get creative and help celebrate #braille! There are great prizes up-for-grabs. Enter by 31 January 2022: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/braille-art-competition-2022/ ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

1 week ago

VICTA UK
Don't forget to get your entries in for our Braille Art competition! Can you think of a creative way to represent your name in braille? Children aged 0 to 10 years are invited to send theirs in for the chance to win! Entries close on 31 January 2022: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/braille-art-competition-2022/ ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

1 week ago

VICTA UK
The British Science Week 2022 activity packs are live! The theme is Growth, and the packs are filled with fun activities you can do in school or at home. We are excited to be joining in once again with our VICTA Science Fair 2022! This year VICTA has provided one of the activities in the Community Pack 'Wake me up before you grow grow!' It should be a lot of fun to take part in, so make sure you download your pack and give it a try! bsa.sc/BSW22-activity-packs #bsw22 ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

VICTA UK
Early Years (0-4 yrs) Tiny Diggers activity at Jorvik DIG! Let your little ones explore their senses and archaeology in a sensory and tactile environment. Plus a chance for the grown ups to chat over coffee and biscuits!Find out more and apply here: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/tiny-diggers/ ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from everyone at VICTA. We have an action-packed calendar for 2022 and hope to see you all soon for lots of fun and new adventures.Christmas office opening hours:Please note, the VICTA office will be closed for Christmas from Friday 24 December 2021 at 1pm and will reopen on Tuesday 4 January 2022. We will do our best to respond to emails and phone messages left during our office closure when we return to work in January. Thank you and Merry Christmas! ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
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To stay up to date with VICTA’s latest activities and services to support you and your child, sign up here to receive email updates. 

Contact VICTA

VICTA
5 Douglas House
32-34 Simpson Road
Fenny Stratford
Milton Keynes
MK1 1BA

T 01908 240831
admin@victa.org.uk

Follow us online!

Live from Facebook

1 day ago

VICTA UK
As the 2022 VICTA Science Fair approaches we'd like to help more families get hands-on with science! We currently have a free VI-child ticket offer for two incredible science centres, find out more by following the links below... Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium:www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/winchester-science/Life Science Centre, Newcastle:www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/life-science-centre/ ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

5 days ago

VICTA UK
Back in November the VICTA Student Portal had a brilliant chat to the very talented Grace Whitford about her journey to becoming a singer!Find out what inspired her to follow her dream path and Grace's advice on being determined and working hard to achieve your goals. Watch the full interview here: youtu.be/N7ASr2ZdHpAFollow Grace's singing career here: Grace Whitford Music ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

5 days ago

VICTA UK
All things Early Years from VICTA & the Parent Portal! If you are the parent of an Early Years child (aged 0 to 4 years) with a vision impairment, we'd love to hear from you. We have just updated our sign-up process so that you can let us know if you are specifically interested in our Early Years information. We have lots coming up that we are keen to share with you!If you'd like to connect with us and other families, please complete the short form via the link below.www.victaparents.org.uk/early-years-sign-up/ ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

5 days ago

VICTA UK
Charlotte recently chatted to Dave Steele, AKA The Blind Poet, about the launch of his new children's book, 'Austin's Amazing Adventures'. Dave is striving to have better disability representation in literature and his story follows a young boy who is slowly losing his sight.Dave tells us more all witting as 'The Blind Poet' and how he used poetry after his diagnosis of Retinitis Pigmentosa to help shape the conceptions of living with sight loss. Watch the full interview here...youtu.be/gV3QTptGwxE The Blind Poet Dave Steele #TheBlindPoet ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

5 days ago

VICTA UK
Sounds like an exciting opportunity for anyone aged 18+!Could you help us to bring the #B2022 Opening and Closing ceremonies to life?We’re on the lookout for volunteer cast, athlete hosts, and existing choirs to be part of history.Apply now: www.birmingham2022.com/ceremonies18+, Limited Places, Eligibility & Selection criteria and T&Cs apply birminghamceremonies.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Volunteer-Cast-Pledge.pdf. Applications and selection for the ceremonies are managed by Birmingham Ceremonies Ltd. You can learn more about Birmingham Ceremonies Ltd at www.birminghamceremonies.com ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

1 week ago

VICTA UK
Activity update! We have extended the age limit on our Go Ape day at Haldon Forest near Exeter. Young people aged between 10 to 17 can now apply to join us for this tree-top adventure! Applications close on 4 February, so be sure to get your name down soon here: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/go-ape-haldon-forest/ ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

1 week ago

VICTA UK
If you are aged 11 to 29 years you can enter our competition to make a piece of art using braille. Take inspiration from the things you love, get creative and help celebrate #braille! There are great prizes up-for-grabs. Enter by 31 January 2022: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/braille-art-competition-2022/ ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

1 week ago

VICTA UK
Don't forget to get your entries in for our Braille Art competition! Can you think of a creative way to represent your name in braille? Children aged 0 to 10 years are invited to send theirs in for the chance to win! Entries close on 31 January 2022: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/braille-art-competition-2022/ ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

1 week ago

VICTA UK
The British Science Week 2022 activity packs are live! The theme is Growth, and the packs are filled with fun activities you can do in school or at home. We are excited to be joining in once again with our VICTA Science Fair 2022! This year VICTA has provided one of the activities in the Community Pack 'Wake me up before you grow grow!' It should be a lot of fun to take part in, so make sure you download your pack and give it a try! bsa.sc/BSW22-activity-packs #bsw22 ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

1 week ago

VICTA UK
Early Years (0-4 yrs) Tiny Diggers activity at Jorvik DIG! Let your little ones explore their senses and archaeology in a sensory and tactile environment. Plus a chance for the grown ups to chat over coffee and biscuits!Find out more and apply here: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/tiny-diggers/ ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

4 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from everyone at VICTA. We have an action-packed calendar for 2022 and hope to see you all soon for lots of fun and new adventures.Christmas office opening hours:Please note, the VICTA office will be closed for Christmas from Friday 24 December 2021 at 1pm and will reopen on Tuesday 4 January 2022. We will do our best to respond to emails and phone messages left during our office closure when we return to work in January. Thank you and Merry Christmas! ... 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
As the 2022 VICTA Science Fair approaches we'd like to help more families get hands-on with science! We currently have a free VI-child ticket offer for two incredible science centres, find out more by following the links below... Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium:www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/winchester-science/Life Science Centre, Newcastle:www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/life-science-centre/ ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

5 days ago

VICTA UK
Back in November the VICTA Student Portal had a brilliant chat to the very talented Grace Whitford about her journey to becoming a singer!Find out what inspired her to follow her dream path and Grace's advice on being determined and working hard to achieve your goals. Watch the full interview here: youtu.be/N7ASr2ZdHpAFollow Grace's singing career here: Grace Whitford Music ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

5 days ago

VICTA UK
All things Early Years from VICTA & the Parent Portal! If you are the parent of an Early Years child (aged 0 to 4 years) with a vision impairment, we'd love to hear from you. We have just updated our sign-up process so that you can let us know if you are specifically interested in our Early Years information. We have lots coming up that we are keen to share with you!If you'd like to connect with us and other families, please complete the short form via the link below.www.victaparents.org.uk/early-years-sign-up/ ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

5 days ago

VICTA UK
Charlotte recently chatted to Dave Steele, AKA The Blind Poet, about the launch of his new children's book, 'Austin's Amazing Adventures'. Dave is striving to have better disability representation in literature and his story follows a young boy who is slowly losing his sight.Dave tells us more all witting as 'The Blind Poet' and how he used poetry after his diagnosis of Retinitis Pigmentosa to help shape the conceptions of living with sight loss. Watch the full interview here...youtu.be/gV3QTptGwxE The Blind Poet Dave Steele #TheBlindPoet ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

5 days ago

VICTA UK
Sounds like an exciting opportunity for anyone aged 18+!Could you help us to bring the #B2022 Opening and Closing ceremonies to life?We’re on the lookout for volunteer cast, athlete hosts, and existing choirs to be part of history.Apply now: www.birmingham2022.com/ceremonies18+, Limited Places, Eligibility & Selection criteria and T&Cs apply birminghamceremonies.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Volunteer-Cast-Pledge.pdf. Applications and selection for the ceremonies are managed by Birmingham Ceremonies Ltd. You can learn more about Birmingham Ceremonies Ltd at www.birminghamceremonies.com ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

1 week ago

VICTA UK
Activity update! We have extended the age limit on our Go Ape day at Haldon Forest near Exeter. Young people aged between 10 to 17 can now apply to join us for this tree-top adventure! Applications close on 4 February, so be sure to get your name down soon here: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/go-ape-haldon-forest/ ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

1 week ago

VICTA UK
If you are aged 11 to 29 years you can enter our competition to make a piece of art using braille. Take inspiration from the things you love, get creative and help celebrate #braille! There are great prizes up-for-grabs. Enter by 31 January 2022: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/braille-art-competition-2022/ ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

1 week ago

VICTA UK
Don't forget to get your entries in for our Braille Art competition! Can you think of a creative way to represent your name in braille? Children aged 0 to 10 years are invited to send theirs in for the chance to win! Entries close on 31 January 2022: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/braille-art-competition-2022/ ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

1 week ago

VICTA UK
The British Science Week 2022 activity packs are live! The theme is Growth, and the packs are filled with fun activities you can do in school or at home. We are excited to be joining in once again with our VICTA Science Fair 2022! This year VICTA has provided one of the activities in the Community Pack 'Wake me up before you grow grow!' It should be a lot of fun to take part in, so make sure you download your pack and give it a try! bsa.sc/BSW22-activity-packs #bsw22 ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

1 week ago

VICTA UK
Early Years (0-4 yrs) Tiny Diggers activity at Jorvik DIG! Let your little ones explore their senses and archaeology in a sensory and tactile environment. Plus a chance for the grown ups to chat over coffee and biscuits!Find out more and apply here: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/tiny-diggers/ ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

4 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from everyone at VICTA. We have an action-packed calendar for 2022 and hope to see you all soon for lots of fun and new adventures.Christmas office opening hours:Please note, the VICTA office will be closed for Christmas from Friday 24 December 2021 at 1pm and will reopen on Tuesday 4 January 2022. We will do our best to respond to emails and phone messages left during our office closure when we return to work in January. Thank you and Merry Christmas! ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
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