VICTA:Visually Impaired Children Taking Action

by VICTA Children Ltd

Summary

VICTA was founded in 1987 by a group of parents who came together to support each other with the day-to-day issues of looking after a visually impaired child. They provided emotional support and worked together to ensure that their children were given the same opportunities as sighted children. They also supported each other through the minefield of obtaining the right educational provision for their children.

$31.21
total raised
1
donor
0
monthly donors
3
years

Challenge

VICTA provides support to blind and partially sighted children, young people and their families.They provided emotional support and worked together to ensure that their children were given the same opportunities as sighted children. They also supported each other through the minefield of obtaining the right educational provision for their children. Those children have now grown and the original parents wished to ensure that the charity continued so that other parents could have the support whic

Solution

Providing grants for equipment and services which will help them develop socially, emotionally and educationally. Organising youth weekends to enable them to improve their living skills, to take part in sporting activities (eg canoeing, archery, caving and abseiling) and at the same time to establish relationships and share experiences with other young people in a similar position. Hosting a family weekend each year at a PGL site brings together blind and partially sighted children, their sibl

Long-Term Impact

Providing information and help in respect how to ensure that they and their children access all available statutory support. We also offer help if they do not receive the appropriate support.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.victa.org.uk/​

Organization Information

VICTA Children Ltd

Location: Milton Keynes - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.victa.org.uk/​
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @VICTAChildren
JoE Ward
Project Leader:
JoE Ward
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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