VICTA

VICTA Family Weekend

We will take away 50 to 100 families with Visually impaired children for a weekend.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1065029)

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  • It has helped me enormously in dealing with my own disability and has provided useful experience for helping others

    — 2010 attendee

  • As parents we really enjoyed the interchange of ideas and support, it has been really useful for us.

    — 2010 Attendee

  • We all had an amazing time and it was great to meet and share experiences with other families and we met people that we will keep in touch with’

    — Mother who attended in 2010

  • It has helped me enormously in dealing with my own disability and has provided useful experience for helping others

    — 2010 attendee

  • We all had an amazing time and it was great to meet and share experiences with other families and we met people that we will keep in touch with’

    — Mother who attended in 2010

  • As parents we really enjoyed the interchange of ideas and support, it has been really useful for us.

    — 2010 Attendee

Situation

So many parents have commented on how alone they feel in world when it comes to dealing with a blind or partially sighted child. There is estimated to be over 24,000 visually impaired youngsters in the UK. The population in the UK is over 61,000,000, which means one blind youngster per 2,500 people – hardly surprising that parents feel so alone and so isolated, they may never come in contact with another family who has a blind child.

Solution

The VICTA family weekend will take 50 to 100 families with visually impaired children away to an activity centre. During the weekend children will get to take part in outdoor activities whilst the parents will get to support and encourage each other in workshops.