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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…

22 hours ago

VICTA UK
Today as part of #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek we're focussing on Wild Wednesday and the importance of nature and the outdoors on our mental health.The Wildlife Trusts would love to know your outdoor happy places! Is there are nature reserve where you love to listen to bird song, a park you find particularly accessible, or just a favourite local stroll where you feel closer to nature. Share your happy nature place in the comments below! -----------------------------------------------------------Image description for the attached 'The Wildlife Trusts' image:Nature and Wellbeing flyerNoticing nature builds a connection - Stopping for a moment to really take in and notice wildlife helps us to feel more connected to the natural world, which in turn boosts wellbeing.Children benefit from the outdoors - Children that spend time in nature during school time have more confidence in themselves and better relationships with their teachers and friends.Nature makes you more active - People with easy access to nature are three times as likely to be active as those without. More green routes will help people benefit from outdoor space.Time in nature aids wellbeing - Spending time in nature is great for our mental wellbeing. It helps us feel calm, uplifted and less stressed. We need doorstep nature in every village, town, and city.It’s Mental Health Awareness Week and this year the theme is nature. 💚We know the importance that getting outdoors has on wellbeing and we’d love to hear about your experiences. What’s your favourite place in nature, and how has it helped you? Please do share in the comments! 😊 ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

VICTA UK
All this week the VICTA Parent Portal is focussing on Mental Health Awareness Week.Today's theme is 'Monday Mindfulness'. Mindfulness always seems to get spoken about... but what exactly is it? This video from the VICTA Wellbeing Retreat, delivered by Rebalanceyou and Counsellor Worsley, is the perfect introduction to mindfulness and how you can apply it to everyday life.youtu.be/JtGIeH1oi_I#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek ... See MoreSee Less
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7 days ago

VICTA UK
We'd like to challenge you to decorate some tactile rocks, to help make them accessible for everyone to enjoy!Not sure where to get started? Watch our tactile rock painting tutorial here: youtu.be/Y5I1bMEpsZcOnce you've decorated your rock tag us @VICTAUK #tactilerocks to help spread the word! ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

VICTA UK
The VICTA Young Ambassadors decided to theme the latest issue of STRiVE e-magazine around 'Saying Hello to the Future'. Here Owais Niaz talks about the effects of COVID and the National lockdown as a visually impaired person. He reflects on how difficult is was but also the positives that have come out of the past year on a personal level for him:youtu.be/Y8_z4E2sxq0 ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

VICTA UK
In this fantastic video over on 'Emmys VIP Life', Emmy chats about her experiences with VICTA, all the different experiences she's gained taking part on activities and how being involved with VICTA has helped boost her confidence! 🙌🌈youtu.be/Aou40qwsBD4 ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

VICTA UK
As Captain Sir Tom used to say: “Tomorrow will be a good day!”. It's not too late to pick a #CaptainTom100 challenge and be part of something amazing! Join the fun & support #TeamVICTA here: www.victa.org.uk/event/captain-tom-100/ ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Thanks to Jo Green for sharing the picture of her newly potted sunflowers which are just staring to sprout! We'd love to see how everyone's Sunflowers are getting on. #victasunflowers ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

VICTA UK
We definitely like Dame Judi Dench's choice of #CaptainTom100 activity! VICTA is one of the many charities you can support this bank holiday weekend. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

VICTA UK
We can’t wait to see all your amazing #CaptainTom100 challenges starting on Friday! There’s still time to join the fun and help celebrate the legacy of Captain Sir Tom Moore: CaptainTom100.com & support #TeamVICTA! Set up your fundraising page here: captaintom100.virginmoneygiving.com/giving/captaintom100/getinvolved.jsp?charityResourceId=5cb3a3... ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Thanks to Emma for sharing these amazing tactile rocks which they have decorated and hidden. They used sand to make their paint textured, such a lovely idea!You can get more ideas and watch our video tutorial here: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/rocks/We'd love as many people as possible to join in! #tactilerocksI made my tactile rocks 🪨 with sand and paint waited for them to dry and put PVA glue over the top to make them weather proof. Today my sister helped me place my rocks. #TactileRocks ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Don't forget on the next bank holiday we will be hosting our virtual Family Day! Join us on Monday 3rd May where we are offering a day filled with bookable time slots allowing you the chance to speak with different NCW departments, an advocacy session to discuss the student journey, as well as the opportunity to talk to current students. Registered attendees will also receive a pre-recorded Family Day video led by NCW students providing a host of interviews with subject teachers! Book your virtual place here: www.ncw.co.uk/blog/events/family-day/#NCW #VirtualFamilyDay #TalkToUs ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Thanks to everyone who have been sharing photos of their sunflowers starting to grow!Toy Like Me's sunflowers are now as tall as a Superman wheelchair user and a playmobile child!#victasunflowers ... 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

22 hours ago

VICTA UK
Today as part of #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek we're focussing on Wild Wednesday and the importance of nature and the outdoors on our mental health.The Wildlife Trusts would love to know your outdoor happy places! Is there are nature reserve where you love to listen to bird song, a park you find particularly accessible, or just a favourite local stroll where you feel closer to nature. Share your happy nature place in the comments below! -----------------------------------------------------------Image description for the attached 'The Wildlife Trusts' image:Nature and Wellbeing flyerNoticing nature builds a connection - Stopping for a moment to really take in and notice wildlife helps us to feel more connected to the natural world, which in turn boosts wellbeing.Children benefit from the outdoors - Children that spend time in nature during school time have more confidence in themselves and better relationships with their teachers and friends.Nature makes you more active - People with easy access to nature are three times as likely to be active as those without. More green routes will help people benefit from outdoor space.Time in nature aids wellbeing - Spending time in nature is great for our mental wellbeing. It helps us feel calm, uplifted and less stressed. We need doorstep nature in every village, town, and city.It’s Mental Health Awareness Week and this year the theme is nature. 💚We know the importance that getting outdoors has on wellbeing and we’d love to hear about your experiences. What’s your favourite place in nature, and how has it helped you? Please do share in the comments! 😊 ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

3 days ago

VICTA UK
All this week the VICTA Parent Portal is focussing on Mental Health Awareness Week.Today's theme is 'Monday Mindfulness'. Mindfulness always seems to get spoken about... but what exactly is it? This video from the VICTA Wellbeing Retreat, delivered by Rebalanceyou and Counsellor Worsley, is the perfect introduction to mindfulness and how you can apply it to everyday life.youtu.be/JtGIeH1oi_I#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

7 days ago

VICTA UK
We'd like to challenge you to decorate some tactile rocks, to help make them accessible for everyone to enjoy!Not sure where to get started? Watch our tactile rock painting tutorial here: youtu.be/Y5I1bMEpsZcOnce you've decorated your rock tag us @VICTAUK #tactilerocks to help spread the word! ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

1 week ago

VICTA UK
The VICTA Young Ambassadors decided to theme the latest issue of STRiVE e-magazine around 'Saying Hello to the Future'. Here Owais Niaz talks about the effects of COVID and the National lockdown as a visually impaired person. He reflects on how difficult is was but also the positives that have come out of the past year on a personal level for him:youtu.be/Y8_z4E2sxq0 ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

1 week ago

VICTA UK
In this fantastic video over on 'Emmys VIP Life', Emmy chats about her experiences with VICTA, all the different experiences she's gained taking part on activities and how being involved with VICTA has helped boost her confidence! 🙌🌈youtu.be/Aou40qwsBD4 ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK
As Captain Sir Tom used to say: “Tomorrow will be a good day!”. It's not too late to pick a #CaptainTom100 challenge and be part of something amazing! Join the fun & support #TeamVICTA here: www.victa.org.uk/event/captain-tom-100/ ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Thanks to Jo Green for sharing the picture of her newly potted sunflowers which are just staring to sprout! We'd love to see how everyone's Sunflowers are getting on. #victasunflowers ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK
We definitely like Dame Judi Dench's choice of #CaptainTom100 activity! VICTA is one of the many charities you can support this bank holiday weekend. ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK
We can’t wait to see all your amazing #CaptainTom100 challenges starting on Friday! There’s still time to join the fun and help celebrate the legacy of Captain Sir Tom Moore: CaptainTom100.com & support #TeamVICTA! Set up your fundraising page here: captaintom100.virginmoneygiving.com/giving/captaintom100/getinvolved.jsp?charityResourceId=5cb3a3... ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Thanks to Emma for sharing these amazing tactile rocks which they have decorated and hidden. They used sand to make their paint textured, such a lovely idea!You can get more ideas and watch our video tutorial here: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/rocks/We'd love as many people as possible to join in! #tactilerocksI made my tactile rocks 🪨 with sand and paint waited for them to dry and put PVA glue over the top to make them weather proof. Today my sister helped me place my rocks. #TactileRocks ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Don't forget on the next bank holiday we will be hosting our virtual Family Day! Join us on Monday 3rd May where we are offering a day filled with bookable time slots allowing you the chance to speak with different NCW departments, an advocacy session to discuss the student journey, as well as the opportunity to talk to current students. Registered attendees will also receive a pre-recorded Family Day video led by NCW students providing a host of interviews with subject teachers! Book your virtual place here: www.ncw.co.uk/blog/events/family-day/#NCW #VirtualFamilyDay #TalkToUs ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Thanks to everyone who have been sharing photos of their sunflowers starting to grow!Toy Like Me's sunflowers are now as tall as a Superman wheelchair user and a playmobile child!#victasunflowers ... 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…

22 hours ago

VICTA UK
Today as part of #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek we're focussing on Wild Wednesday and the importance of nature and the outdoors on our mental health.The Wildlife Trusts would love to know your outdoor happy places! Is there are nature reserve where you love to listen to bird song, a park you find particularly accessible, or just a favourite local stroll where you feel closer to nature. Share your happy nature place in the comments below! -----------------------------------------------------------Image description for the attached 'The Wildlife Trusts' image:Nature and Wellbeing flyerNoticing nature builds a connection - Stopping for a moment to really take in and notice wildlife helps us to feel more connected to the natural world, which in turn boosts wellbeing.Children benefit from the outdoors - Children that spend time in nature during school time have more confidence in themselves and better relationships with their teachers and friends.Nature makes you more active - People with easy access to nature are three times as likely to be active as those without. More green routes will help people benefit from outdoor space.Time in nature aids wellbeing - Spending time in nature is great for our mental wellbeing. It helps us feel calm, uplifted and less stressed. We need doorstep nature in every village, town, and city.It’s Mental Health Awareness Week and this year the theme is nature. 💚We know the importance that getting outdoors has on wellbeing and we’d love to hear about your experiences. What’s your favourite place in nature, and how has it helped you? Please do share in the comments! 😊 ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

3 days ago

VICTA UK
All this week the VICTA Parent Portal is focussing on Mental Health Awareness Week.Today's theme is 'Monday Mindfulness'. Mindfulness always seems to get spoken about... but what exactly is it? This video from the VICTA Wellbeing Retreat, delivered by Rebalanceyou and Counsellor Worsley, is the perfect introduction to mindfulness and how you can apply it to everyday life.youtu.be/JtGIeH1oi_I#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

7 days ago

VICTA UK
We'd like to challenge you to decorate some tactile rocks, to help make them accessible for everyone to enjoy!Not sure where to get started? Watch our tactile rock painting tutorial here: youtu.be/Y5I1bMEpsZcOnce you've decorated your rock tag us @VICTAUK #tactilerocks to help spread the word! ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

1 week ago

VICTA UK
The VICTA Young Ambassadors decided to theme the latest issue of STRiVE e-magazine around 'Saying Hello to the Future'. Here Owais Niaz talks about the effects of COVID and the National lockdown as a visually impaired person. He reflects on how difficult is was but also the positives that have come out of the past year on a personal level for him:youtu.be/Y8_z4E2sxq0 ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

1 week ago

VICTA UK
In this fantastic video over on 'Emmys VIP Life', Emmy chats about her experiences with VICTA, all the different experiences she's gained taking part on activities and how being involved with VICTA has helped boost her confidence! 🙌🌈youtu.be/Aou40qwsBD4 ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK
As Captain Sir Tom used to say: “Tomorrow will be a good day!”. It's not too late to pick a #CaptainTom100 challenge and be part of something amazing! Join the fun & support #TeamVICTA here: www.victa.org.uk/event/captain-tom-100/ ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Thanks to Jo Green for sharing the picture of her newly potted sunflowers which are just staring to sprout! We'd love to see how everyone's Sunflowers are getting on. #victasunflowers ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK
We definitely like Dame Judi Dench's choice of #CaptainTom100 activity! VICTA is one of the many charities you can support this bank holiday weekend. ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK
We can’t wait to see all your amazing #CaptainTom100 challenges starting on Friday! There’s still time to join the fun and help celebrate the legacy of Captain Sir Tom Moore: CaptainTom100.com & support #TeamVICTA! Set up your fundraising page here: captaintom100.virginmoneygiving.com/giving/captaintom100/getinvolved.jsp?charityResourceId=5cb3a3... ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Thanks to Emma for sharing these amazing tactile rocks which they have decorated and hidden. They used sand to make their paint textured, such a lovely idea!You can get more ideas and watch our video tutorial here: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/rocks/We'd love as many people as possible to join in! #tactilerocksI made my tactile rocks 🪨 with sand and paint waited for them to dry and put PVA glue over the top to make them weather proof. Today my sister helped me place my rocks. #TactileRocks ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Don't forget on the next bank holiday we will be hosting our virtual Family Day! Join us on Monday 3rd May where we are offering a day filled with bookable time slots allowing you the chance to speak with different NCW departments, an advocacy session to discuss the student journey, as well as the opportunity to talk to current students. Registered attendees will also receive a pre-recorded Family Day video led by NCW students providing a host of interviews with subject teachers! Book your virtual place here: www.ncw.co.uk/blog/events/family-day/#NCW #VirtualFamilyDay #TalkToUs ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Thanks to everyone who have been sharing photos of their sunflowers starting to grow!Toy Like Me's sunflowers are now as tall as a Superman wheelchair user and a playmobile child!#victasunflowers ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
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