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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…

4 days ago

VICTA UK
How to cheer up a rainy Friday? With sunflowers of course! Thanks to everyone who have been sharing their flower's progress, it's amazing to see them all shooting up!#victasunflowers #sunflowers ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Do you have a vision impairment that can’t be corrected with glasses?RNIB wants to hear from you!Help improve the lives of vision impaired people in the UK by taking part in their telephone survey and helping them understand what life is like living with a vision impairment.To register your interest, call 0800 009 6066 for free, or follow this link: forms.office.com/r/bR2pvbZXTKAll surveys are kept anonymous and confidential.Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is the leading British Charity in supporting people with sight loss. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

VICTA UK
As part of Mental Health Awareness Month VICTA and Look are hosting a parent workshop tomorrow evening at 7.30pm - 'How to help your vision impaired child feel less isolated and build a sense of belonging'. Find out more about the workshop and how to sign up here: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/victa-look-workshop/ [Image Description: We know loneliness can affect our children & is a key driver of poor mental health, Join LOOK & VICTA Parent Advice Workshop, Tuesday 10th May at 7:30 pm on Zoom www.look-uk.org, an image of two people with their arms around each other one with their head in their arms and one talking. LOOK and the VICTA logo in the top right of the image.] #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

VICTA UK
A big thank you to Highfield Careers for raising over £500 for VICTA in their charity football match! 🌈🙌 #TeamVICTAIt was great to have everyone together for our charity football match at the Eco Power Stadium - Conference and Events after delaying last year due to COVID. We are really proud to have raised over £500 for VICTA UK our chosen charity. Thank you to everyone who took part! #doncaster #highfield #victa ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

VICTA UK
It was great to have everyone together for our charity football match at the Eco Power Stadium - Conference and Events after delaying last year due to COVID. We are really proud to have raised over £500 for VICTA UK our chosen charity. Thank you to everyone who took part! #doncaster #highfield #victa ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Timeline photosGreat day out for all the Family! 👨‍👩‍👦 The Athletics Open 11 June 🏃‍♀️ 🥇Register here 👉 ow.ly/Gqsj50IVqj1Check out the £50 travel expenses voucher kindly offered 🙏 by VICTA UK 👉 ow.ly/Ewer50IVqj2 This is the perfect opportunity for blind and partially sighted people to experience what it’s like to take part in a professionally organised athletics event. We have official starters, scorers and judges, as well as a commentary for the event.For more info please contact Lucy on07966 260089 or email lucy.simper@metroblindsport.org ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Applications closing soon...Join us on our all-new, one of its kind, VICTA Summer Camp!☀️ For 14 to 17 years on 13 to 20 August 2022 ☀️Create memories and build new friendships that last a lifetime across eight action-packed days!You'll take part in lots of new and life-changing experiences to develop key skills such as communication, teamwork and problem solving, as well as increasing your independence and self advocacy.Applications close on 20 May, so don't miss out on the excitement! Find out more and apply for your place here: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/summer-camp/ ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

VICTA UK
🌻 It's Friday so time to spread some positivity with our sunflower race! 🌻Well done to Megan, Scarlett, Eliza, Seb, Sonny, Amelia, Millie and Reuben who have a been busy planting and caring for their flowers. We hope they grow up beautifully for you!You can enter your photos into the race and see the full gallery here: www.victa.org.uk/victa-sunflower-race/#victasunflowers ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

4 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Last minute spaces now available for our bread making workshop for 10 to 13s! We've re-opened the application page for a couple of days only, so be quick if you'd like to join us! www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/bread-making/ ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

4 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Sign ups to our joint parent workshop with Look are now open! Find out more and register below.LOOK UK and VICTA UK invite you to join us for our parent advice workshop discussing the power of connection and the impact building a community can have on your mental health.Our panel-led workshop will be informative and full of tips on how you can support your children and help them connect and make friends.To join us for this free event on Tuesday 10th May at 7:30 pm on Zoom please click on the link below:bit.ly/36IEvjA[Image Description: How to help your vision-impaired child feel less isolated and build a sense of belonging, VICTA & LOOK UK Parent Advice Workshop, Tuesday 10th May 7:30 pm on Zoom www.look-uk.org, an image of four people with their arms around each other above them is a graphic of the brain with symbols around it symbolising different moods. LOOK and the VICTA logo in the top right of the image] ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Happy #lovemk day to all our fellow Milton Keynes based organisations and friends! We've had a lot of fun in our local area over the years!Photo shows a group of young people jumping off a floating jetty into Caldecott Lake. ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

VICTA UK
If you are in the Milton Keynes area this looks like a fantastic sensory activity at MK Gallery tomorrow!They are also hosting two Sensory Exhibition Tours run by Art and Us artist Julia Collar, who brings joy and excitement to the Galleries during her tours with play, music and props which appeal to our different senses, making for a truly unique experience. The child tour (ages 5+) is specifically designed for children with additional or complex needs and Julia uses Makaton throughout to support with communication. Their Toddle tours are designed for those under 5yrs and are open to all.Tickets cost £5 per family, for more information visit: mkgallery.org/event/child-tour-ingrid-pollard/Calling all families! Join us tomorrow for our Spring Family Fun Day ☀️​Free #EarthDay activities will include making an offering using sensory materials, and the chance to get involved with making sculptural seed bombs.📆 No need to book – just drop in between 12pm and 4pm ... 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

4 days ago

VICTA UK
How to cheer up a rainy Friday? With sunflowers of course! Thanks to everyone who have been sharing their flower's progress, it's amazing to see them all shooting up!#victasunflowers #sunflowers ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Do you have a vision impairment that can’t be corrected with glasses?RNIB wants to hear from you!Help improve the lives of vision impaired people in the UK by taking part in their telephone survey and helping them understand what life is like living with a vision impairment.To register your interest, call 0800 009 6066 for free, or follow this link: forms.office.com/r/bR2pvbZXTKAll surveys are kept anonymous and confidential.Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is the leading British Charity in supporting people with sight loss. ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK
As part of Mental Health Awareness Month VICTA and Look are hosting a parent workshop tomorrow evening at 7.30pm - 'How to help your vision impaired child feel less isolated and build a sense of belonging'. Find out more about the workshop and how to sign up here: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/victa-look-workshop/ [Image Description: We know loneliness can affect our children & is a key driver of poor mental health, Join LOOK & VICTA Parent Advice Workshop, Tuesday 10th May at 7:30 pm on Zoom www.look-uk.org, an image of two people with their arms around each other one with their head in their arms and one talking. LOOK and the VICTA logo in the top right of the image.] #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK
A big thank you to Highfield Careers for raising over £500 for VICTA in their charity football match! 🌈🙌 #TeamVICTAIt was great to have everyone together for our charity football match at the Eco Power Stadium - Conference and Events after delaying last year due to COVID. We are really proud to have raised over £500 for VICTA UK our chosen charity. Thank you to everyone who took part! #doncaster #highfield #victa ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK
It was great to have everyone together for our charity football match at the Eco Power Stadium - Conference and Events after delaying last year due to COVID. We are really proud to have raised over £500 for VICTA UK our chosen charity. Thank you to everyone who took part! #doncaster #highfield #victa ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Timeline photosGreat day out for all the Family! 👨‍👩‍👦 The Athletics Open 11 June 🏃‍♀️ 🥇Register here 👉 ow.ly/Gqsj50IVqj1Check out the £50 travel expenses voucher kindly offered 🙏 by VICTA UK 👉 ow.ly/Ewer50IVqj2 This is the perfect opportunity for blind and partially sighted people to experience what it’s like to take part in a professionally organised athletics event. We have official starters, scorers and judges, as well as a commentary for the event.For more info please contact Lucy on07966 260089 or email lucy.simper@metroblindsport.org ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Applications closing soon...Join us on our all-new, one of its kind, VICTA Summer Camp!☀️ For 14 to 17 years on 13 to 20 August 2022 ☀️Create memories and build new friendships that last a lifetime across eight action-packed days!You'll take part in lots of new and life-changing experiences to develop key skills such as communication, teamwork and problem solving, as well as increasing your independence and self advocacy.Applications close on 20 May, so don't miss out on the excitement! Find out more and apply for your place here: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/summer-camp/ ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

4 weeks ago

VICTA UK
🌻 It's Friday so time to spread some positivity with our sunflower race! 🌻Well done to Megan, Scarlett, Eliza, Seb, Sonny, Amelia, Millie and Reuben who have a been busy planting and caring for their flowers. We hope they grow up beautifully for you!You can enter your photos into the race and see the full gallery here: www.victa.org.uk/victa-sunflower-race/#victasunflowers ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

4 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Last minute spaces now available for our bread making workshop for 10 to 13s! We've re-opened the application page for a couple of days only, so be quick if you'd like to join us! www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/bread-making/ ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

4 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Sign ups to our joint parent workshop with Look are now open! Find out more and register below.LOOK UK and VICTA UK invite you to join us for our parent advice workshop discussing the power of connection and the impact building a community can have on your mental health.Our panel-led workshop will be informative and full of tips on how you can support your children and help them connect and make friends.To join us for this free event on Tuesday 10th May at 7:30 pm on Zoom please click on the link below:bit.ly/36IEvjA[Image Description: How to help your vision-impaired child feel less isolated and build a sense of belonging, VICTA & LOOK UK Parent Advice Workshop, Tuesday 10th May 7:30 pm on Zoom www.look-uk.org, an image of four people with their arms around each other above them is a graphic of the brain with symbols around it symbolising different moods. LOOK and the VICTA logo in the top right of the image] ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

4 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Happy #lovemk day to all our fellow Milton Keynes based organisations and friends! We've had a lot of fun in our local area over the years!Photo shows a group of young people jumping off a floating jetty into Caldecott Lake. ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

1 month ago

VICTA UK
If you are in the Milton Keynes area this looks like a fantastic sensory activity at MK Gallery tomorrow!They are also hosting two Sensory Exhibition Tours run by Art and Us artist Julia Collar, who brings joy and excitement to the Galleries during her tours with play, music and props which appeal to our different senses, making for a truly unique experience. The child tour (ages 5+) is specifically designed for children with additional or complex needs and Julia uses Makaton throughout to support with communication. Their Toddle tours are designed for those under 5yrs and are open to all.Tickets cost £5 per family, for more information visit: mkgallery.org/event/child-tour-ingrid-pollard/Calling all families! Join us tomorrow for our Spring Family Fun Day ☀️​Free #EarthDay activities will include making an offering using sensory materials, and the chance to get involved with making sculptural seed bombs.📆 No need to book – just drop in between 12pm and 4pm ... 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…

4 days ago

VICTA UK
How to cheer up a rainy Friday? With sunflowers of course! Thanks to everyone who have been sharing their flower's progress, it's amazing to see them all shooting up!#victasunflowers #sunflowers ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Do you have a vision impairment that can’t be corrected with glasses?RNIB wants to hear from you!Help improve the lives of vision impaired people in the UK by taking part in their telephone survey and helping them understand what life is like living with a vision impairment.To register your interest, call 0800 009 6066 for free, or follow this link: forms.office.com/r/bR2pvbZXTKAll surveys are kept anonymous and confidential.Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is the leading British Charity in supporting people with sight loss. ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK
As part of Mental Health Awareness Month VICTA and Look are hosting a parent workshop tomorrow evening at 7.30pm - 'How to help your vision impaired child feel less isolated and build a sense of belonging'. Find out more about the workshop and how to sign up here: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/victa-look-workshop/ [Image Description: We know loneliness can affect our children & is a key driver of poor mental health, Join LOOK & VICTA Parent Advice Workshop, Tuesday 10th May at 7:30 pm on Zoom www.look-uk.org, an image of two people with their arms around each other one with their head in their arms and one talking. LOOK and the VICTA logo in the top right of the image.] #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK
A big thank you to Highfield Careers for raising over £500 for VICTA in their charity football match! 🌈🙌 #TeamVICTAIt was great to have everyone together for our charity football match at the Eco Power Stadium - Conference and Events after delaying last year due to COVID. We are really proud to have raised over £500 for VICTA UK our chosen charity. Thank you to everyone who took part! #doncaster #highfield #victa ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

VICTA UK
It was great to have everyone together for our charity football match at the Eco Power Stadium - Conference and Events after delaying last year due to COVID. We are really proud to have raised over £500 for VICTA UK our chosen charity. Thank you to everyone who took part! #doncaster #highfield #victa ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Timeline photosGreat day out for all the Family! 👨‍👩‍👦 The Athletics Open 11 June 🏃‍♀️ 🥇Register here 👉 ow.ly/Gqsj50IVqj1Check out the £50 travel expenses voucher kindly offered 🙏 by VICTA UK 👉 ow.ly/Ewer50IVqj2 This is the perfect opportunity for blind and partially sighted people to experience what it’s like to take part in a professionally organised athletics event. We have official starters, scorers and judges, as well as a commentary for the event.For more info please contact Lucy on07966 260089 or email lucy.simper@metroblindsport.org ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Applications closing soon...Join us on our all-new, one of its kind, VICTA Summer Camp!☀️ For 14 to 17 years on 13 to 20 August 2022 ☀️Create memories and build new friendships that last a lifetime across eight action-packed days!You'll take part in lots of new and life-changing experiences to develop key skills such as communication, teamwork and problem solving, as well as increasing your independence and self advocacy.Applications close on 20 May, so don't miss out on the excitement! Find out more and apply for your place here: www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/summer-camp/ ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

4 weeks ago

VICTA UK
🌻 It's Friday so time to spread some positivity with our sunflower race! 🌻Well done to Megan, Scarlett, Eliza, Seb, Sonny, Amelia, Millie and Reuben who have a been busy planting and caring for their flowers. We hope they grow up beautifully for you!You can enter your photos into the race and see the full gallery here: www.victa.org.uk/victa-sunflower-race/#victasunflowers ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

4 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Last minute spaces now available for our bread making workshop for 10 to 13s! We've re-opened the application page for a couple of days only, so be quick if you'd like to join us! www.victa.org.uk/victa-calendar/bread-making/ ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

4 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Sign ups to our joint parent workshop with Look are now open! Find out more and register below.LOOK UK and VICTA UK invite you to join us for our parent advice workshop discussing the power of connection and the impact building a community can have on your mental health.Our panel-led workshop will be informative and full of tips on how you can support your children and help them connect and make friends.To join us for this free event on Tuesday 10th May at 7:30 pm on Zoom please click on the link below:bit.ly/36IEvjA[Image Description: How to help your vision-impaired child feel less isolated and build a sense of belonging, VICTA & LOOK UK Parent Advice Workshop, Tuesday 10th May 7:30 pm on Zoom www.look-uk.org, an image of four people with their arms around each other above them is a graphic of the brain with symbols around it symbolising different moods. LOOK and the VICTA logo in the top right of the image] ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

4 weeks ago

VICTA UK
Happy #lovemk day to all our fellow Milton Keynes based organisations and friends! We've had a lot of fun in our local area over the years!Photo shows a group of young people jumping off a floating jetty into Caldecott Lake. ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

1 month ago

VICTA UK
If you are in the Milton Keynes area this looks like a fantastic sensory activity at MK Gallery tomorrow!They are also hosting two Sensory Exhibition Tours run by Art and Us artist Julia Collar, who brings joy and excitement to the Galleries during her tours with play, music and props which appeal to our different senses, making for a truly unique experience. The child tour (ages 5+) is specifically designed for children with additional or complex needs and Julia uses Makaton throughout to support with communication. Their Toddle tours are designed for those under 5yrs and are open to all.Tickets cost £5 per family, for more information visit: mkgallery.org/event/child-tour-ingrid-pollard/Calling all families! Join us tomorrow for our Spring Family Fun Day ☀️​Free #EarthDay activities will include making an offering using sensory materials, and the chance to get involved with making sculptural seed bombs.📆 No need to book – just drop in between 12pm and 4pm ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
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