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Fenny Stratford
Milton Keynes
MK1 1BA

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The VICTA Parent Network

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

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

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

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

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

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

Live from the VICTA Facebook page…

3 weeks ago

VICTA UK

Be an 'At Home Superhero' powered by Marvel!

This year's Superhero Tri can't go ahead as planned, but with the help of all the at-home heroes and Channel 4, it is all set to be an exciting virtual event!

All you need to do to take part is to assemble together a team of three and apply for your place at fundraising@victa.org.uk. Once you have your spot in the event, dress up as your favourite superheroes and complete 20km between you.

Your team can complete the 20k any time between 15 June and 15 July 2020. This is a guide distance; you can do less or even go further and you can use any mode you wish, from the safety of your living room, garden or neighbourhood. Walk, run, push, wheel, scoot or rollerblade, there are lots of ways to achieve your 20km goal!

Channel 4 will broadcast a 6-minute programme on the mission, presented by Claire Balding.

Each participant will receive a race pack with:

⭐️ A medal
⭐️ A Superhero T-shirt
⭐️ A sidekick headband
⭐️ A finish line tape
⭐️ A race number
⭐️ Access to a dedicated app

To enter with #TeamVICTA email fundraising@victa.org.uk
... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

VICTA UK

VICTA Young Ambassador Sonal invites you to her Pet Corner, to help spread some fun and positivity! Can you guess the name of Sonal's pet rabbit? Find out some fun facts about her beloved pet and share your stories and photos below about your pets and guide dogs. ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 month ago

VICTA UK

We have been contacted by Childline who are currently working on making their website as accessible as possible.

They are looking for people with visual impairments who are under the age of 19 to test the Childline website for them and let them know what they should improve.

If you and/or your child are interested in being involved please email Jey on jey.jeyakumar@nspcc.org.uk. Thank you!
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 months ago

VICTA UK

The Buddy Dog Service at The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association (UK) has been relaunched
Buddy dogs live within a family where there is a child or children with a visual impairment. A buddy dog can help build confidence, leading to better relationships with others, improved well-being, and a sense of fun and trust – both in themselves and in their dog. A buddy dog is not a mobility aid and therefore will not have the same automatic right of access as a guide dog.

Guide Dogs are running discovery webinars for parents to find out more about this great service. If you are interested in attending - maybe you aren’t sure if a dog is right for you and your family – then join them to find out more. Call Guide Dogs on 0800 781 1444

The next dates are 19th May (6pm) and 26th May (10.20am)
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 months ago

VICTA UK

Managing EHCPs - Q&A Sessions with Gurvinder Kaur

Gurvinder, a solicitor specialising in SEN Law, will be sharing her knowledge this October, to help support parents. Join us in a choice of sessions in Exeter, East Sussex or Doncaster: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/managing-ehcps-exeter/
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 months ago

VICTA UK

Izzy, Wizzy, let's get Quizzy! RNIB are hosting a virtual quiz on Facebook Live aimed at 6-11 year old's at 2pm on 07 May. Find out more on their post below! ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 months ago

VICTA UK

If you have any questions surrounding Coronavirus, the Sight Advice FAQ website contains a useful information section to help point you in the right direction.

It answers questions around accessing local community support, resources for children, young people and families, employment, medical needs, shopping and more.

Visit the resource here:
www.sightadvicefaq.org.uk/coronavirus-information

RNIB The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association (UK)
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 months ago

VICTA UK

Join VICTA on 3 Oct for our Early Years day with BID in Lincoln! Meet VICTA and other organisations who can help plus chat to other families. The perfect chance to gain useful information and have fun with your little ones! Find out more and apply here: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/early-years-lincoln/ ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 months ago

VICTA UK

We're excitedly looking ahead to our activities later this year. Don't forget to apply and we will let you know if there are any changes to the calendar.

29 August is our Family Day to the Jorvik Viking Centre in York. Find out more and apply here:

www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/viking-centre/
... See MoreSee Less

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2 months ago

VICTA UK

Well done Johnathan this is fantastic!!!! 🌈🙌🙌🙌 ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 months ago

VICTA UK

Good luck to everyone taking part and raising money in The 2.6 Challenge tomorrow! If you are raising funds for VICTA, post your photos here as we'd love to see them.

If you would like to support VICTA in the campaign to support the nations charities, you can do it here: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/giving/events/twopointsix/

It's not too late to take part... from 26 push ups to 26 minutes of dancing round your living room, the challenge is up to you!

Thank you! Stay safe everyone! 🌈

#TwoPointSixChallenge
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 months ago

VICTA UK

On the VICTA Parent Portal Louise shared her perspective as a parent, beginning with her daughter's diagnosis with Cerebral Vision Impairment: www.victaparents.org.uk/parents-perspective-diagnosis/ ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 months ago

VICTA UK

Young people aged 14 to 17 years with a vision impairment can apply to join VICTA in Bilbao this October for our International Arts Trip. Applications close soon, put your name down and we'll keep you up-to-date with any calendar changes. Find out more: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/bilbao/ ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook
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To stay up to date with VICTA’s latest activities and services to support you and your child, sign up here to receive email updates. 

Contact VICTA

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

T 01908 240831
admin@victa.org.uk

Follow us online!

Live from Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA UK

Be an 'At Home Superhero' powered by Marvel!

This year's Superhero Tri can't go ahead as planned, but with the help of all the at-home heroes and Channel 4, it is all set to be an exciting virtual event!

All you need to do to take part is to assemble together a team of three and apply for your place at fundraising@victa.org.uk. Once you have your spot in the event, dress up as your favourite superheroes and complete 20km between you.

Your team can complete the 20k any time between 15 June and 15 July 2020. This is a guide distance; you can do less or even go further and you can use any mode you wish, from the safety of your living room, garden or neighbourhood. Walk, run, push, wheel, scoot or rollerblade, there are lots of ways to achieve your 20km goal!

Channel 4 will broadcast a 6-minute programme on the mission, presented by Claire Balding.

Each participant will receive a race pack with:

⭐️ A medal
⭐️ A Superhero T-shirt
⭐️ A sidekick headband
⭐️ A finish line tape
⭐️ A race number
⭐️ Access to a dedicated app

To enter with #TeamVICTA email fundraising@victa.org.uk
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 month ago

VICTA UK

VICTA Young Ambassador Sonal invites you to her Pet Corner, to help spread some fun and positivity! Can you guess the name of Sonal's pet rabbit? Find out some fun facts about her beloved pet and share your stories and photos below about your pets and guide dogs. ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 month ago

VICTA UK

We have been contacted by Childline who are currently working on making their website as accessible as possible.

They are looking for people with visual impairments who are under the age of 19 to test the Childline website for them and let them know what they should improve.

If you and/or your child are interested in being involved please email Jey on jey.jeyakumar@nspcc.org.uk. Thank you!
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 months ago

VICTA UK

The Buddy Dog Service at The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association (UK) has been relaunched
Buddy dogs live within a family where there is a child or children with a visual impairment. A buddy dog can help build confidence, leading to better relationships with others, improved well-being, and a sense of fun and trust – both in themselves and in their dog. A buddy dog is not a mobility aid and therefore will not have the same automatic right of access as a guide dog.

Guide Dogs are running discovery webinars for parents to find out more about this great service. If you are interested in attending - maybe you aren’t sure if a dog is right for you and your family – then join them to find out more. Call Guide Dogs on 0800 781 1444

The next dates are 19th May (6pm) and 26th May (10.20am)
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 months ago

VICTA UK

Managing EHCPs - Q&A Sessions with Gurvinder Kaur

Gurvinder, a solicitor specialising in SEN Law, will be sharing her knowledge this October, to help support parents. Join us in a choice of sessions in Exeter, East Sussex or Doncaster: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/managing-ehcps-exeter/
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 months ago

VICTA UK

Izzy, Wizzy, let's get Quizzy! RNIB are hosting a virtual quiz on Facebook Live aimed at 6-11 year old's at 2pm on 07 May. Find out more on their post below! ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 months ago

VICTA UK

If you have any questions surrounding Coronavirus, the Sight Advice FAQ website contains a useful information section to help point you in the right direction.

It answers questions around accessing local community support, resources for children, young people and families, employment, medical needs, shopping and more.

Visit the resource here:
www.sightadvicefaq.org.uk/coronavirus-information

RNIB The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association (UK)
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 months ago

VICTA UK

Join VICTA on 3 Oct for our Early Years day with BID in Lincoln! Meet VICTA and other organisations who can help plus chat to other families. The perfect chance to gain useful information and have fun with your little ones! Find out more and apply here: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/early-years-lincoln/ ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 months ago

VICTA UK

We're excitedly looking ahead to our activities later this year. Don't forget to apply and we will let you know if there are any changes to the calendar.

29 August is our Family Day to the Jorvik Viking Centre in York. Find out more and apply here:

www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/viking-centre/
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 months ago

VICTA UK

Well done Johnathan this is fantastic!!!! 🌈🙌🙌🙌 ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 months ago

VICTA UK

Good luck to everyone taking part and raising money in The 2.6 Challenge tomorrow! If you are raising funds for VICTA, post your photos here as we'd love to see them.

If you would like to support VICTA in the campaign to support the nations charities, you can do it here: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/giving/events/twopointsix/

It's not too late to take part... from 26 push ups to 26 minutes of dancing round your living room, the challenge is up to you!

Thank you! Stay safe everyone! 🌈

#TwoPointSixChallenge
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 months ago

VICTA UK

On the VICTA Parent Portal Louise shared her perspective as a parent, beginning with her daughter's diagnosis with Cerebral Vision Impairment: www.victaparents.org.uk/parents-perspective-diagnosis/ ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 months ago

VICTA UK

Young people aged 14 to 17 years with a vision impairment can apply to join VICTA in Bilbao this October for our International Arts Trip. Applications close soon, put your name down and we'll keep you up-to-date with any calendar changes. Find out more: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/bilbao/ ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook
VICTA Parent Logo

The VICTA Parent Network

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

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

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

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

To join the group, visit: facebook.com/groups/VICTAParentNetwork

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

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

Live from the VICTA Facebook Page…

3 weeks ago

VICTA UK

Be an 'At Home Superhero' powered by Marvel!

This year's Superhero Tri can't go ahead as planned, but with the help of all the at-home heroes and Channel 4, it is all set to be an exciting virtual event!

All you need to do to take part is to assemble together a team of three and apply for your place at fundraising@victa.org.uk. Once you have your spot in the event, dress up as your favourite superheroes and complete 20km between you.

Your team can complete the 20k any time between 15 June and 15 July 2020. This is a guide distance; you can do less or even go further and you can use any mode you wish, from the safety of your living room, garden or neighbourhood. Walk, run, push, wheel, scoot or rollerblade, there are lots of ways to achieve your 20km goal!

Channel 4 will broadcast a 6-minute programme on the mission, presented by Claire Balding.

Each participant will receive a race pack with:

⭐️ A medal
⭐️ A Superhero T-shirt
⭐️ A sidekick headband
⭐️ A finish line tape
⭐️ A race number
⭐️ Access to a dedicated app

To enter with #TeamVICTA email fundraising@victa.org.uk
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 month ago

VICTA UK

VICTA Young Ambassador Sonal invites you to her Pet Corner, to help spread some fun and positivity! Can you guess the name of Sonal's pet rabbit? Find out some fun facts about her beloved pet and share your stories and photos below about your pets and guide dogs. ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 month ago

VICTA UK

We have been contacted by Childline who are currently working on making their website as accessible as possible.

They are looking for people with visual impairments who are under the age of 19 to test the Childline website for them and let them know what they should improve.

If you and/or your child are interested in being involved please email Jey on jey.jeyakumar@nspcc.org.uk. Thank you!
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 months ago

VICTA UK

The Buddy Dog Service at The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association (UK) has been relaunched
Buddy dogs live within a family where there is a child or children with a visual impairment. A buddy dog can help build confidence, leading to better relationships with others, improved well-being, and a sense of fun and trust – both in themselves and in their dog. A buddy dog is not a mobility aid and therefore will not have the same automatic right of access as a guide dog.

Guide Dogs are running discovery webinars for parents to find out more about this great service. If you are interested in attending - maybe you aren’t sure if a dog is right for you and your family – then join them to find out more. Call Guide Dogs on 0800 781 1444

The next dates are 19th May (6pm) and 26th May (10.20am)
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 months ago

VICTA UK

Managing EHCPs - Q&A Sessions with Gurvinder Kaur

Gurvinder, a solicitor specialising in SEN Law, will be sharing her knowledge this October, to help support parents. Join us in a choice of sessions in Exeter, East Sussex or Doncaster: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/managing-ehcps-exeter/
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 months ago

VICTA UK

Izzy, Wizzy, let's get Quizzy! RNIB are hosting a virtual quiz on Facebook Live aimed at 6-11 year old's at 2pm on 07 May. Find out more on their post below! ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 months ago

VICTA UK

If you have any questions surrounding Coronavirus, the Sight Advice FAQ website contains a useful information section to help point you in the right direction.

It answers questions around accessing local community support, resources for children, young people and families, employment, medical needs, shopping and more.

Visit the resource here:
www.sightadvicefaq.org.uk/coronavirus-information

RNIB The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association (UK)
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 months ago

VICTA UK

Join VICTA on 3 Oct for our Early Years day with BID in Lincoln! Meet VICTA and other organisations who can help plus chat to other families. The perfect chance to gain useful information and have fun with your little ones! Find out more and apply here: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/early-years-lincoln/ ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 months ago

VICTA UK

We're excitedly looking ahead to our activities later this year. Don't forget to apply and we will let you know if there are any changes to the calendar.

29 August is our Family Day to the Jorvik Viking Centre in York. Find out more and apply here:

www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/viking-centre/
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 months ago

VICTA UK

Well done Johnathan this is fantastic!!!! 🌈🙌🙌🙌 ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 months ago

VICTA UK

Good luck to everyone taking part and raising money in The 2.6 Challenge tomorrow! If you are raising funds for VICTA, post your photos here as we'd love to see them.

If you would like to support VICTA in the campaign to support the nations charities, you can do it here: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/giving/events/twopointsix/

It's not too late to take part... from 26 push ups to 26 minutes of dancing round your living room, the challenge is up to you!

Thank you! Stay safe everyone! 🌈

#TwoPointSixChallenge
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 months ago

VICTA UK

On the VICTA Parent Portal Louise shared her perspective as a parent, beginning with her daughter's diagnosis with Cerebral Vision Impairment: www.victaparents.org.uk/parents-perspective-diagnosis/ ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 months ago

VICTA UK

Young people aged 14 to 17 years with a vision impairment can apply to join VICTA in Bilbao this October for our International Arts Trip. Applications close soon, put your name down and we'll keep you up-to-date with any calendar changes. Find out more: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/bilbao/ ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook
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