Real life Batman visited Bristol

Real life Batman visited Bristol

A very exciting event happened this weekend;
World Access for the Blind President and Lead Perceptual Navigation Instructor Daniel Kish aka ‘Real Life Batman’ is on … Read more

Top tips and advice for visiting London with a young person who is visually impaired

Top tips and advice for visiting London with a young person who is visually impaired

London, the United Kingdom’s capital. The largest city in the UK covering 607 square miles and home to 8.63 million people and seeped in attractions … Read more

MACS- the UK’s national charity for children born without eyes or with underdeveloped eyes.

MACS- the UK’s national charity for children born without eyes or with underdeveloped eyes.

MACS started life in 1993 as a small support group run by, and for, parents whose children were born with Anophthalmia, Microphthalmia and/ or Coloboma. … Read more

British Wireless for the Blind Fund- Keeping blind people in touch with the world

British Wireless for the Blind Fund- Keeping blind people in touch with the world

Visually impaired children can benefit from audio equipment which has been specially adapted for easier use by those with sight loss. National charity British Wireless … Read more

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This year we will be once again hosting Scarlett's Great Sunflower Race! The aim you ask? Is to see who can get their Sunflower as tall as a door and get the picture posted on Facebook first! Will there be a prize? There will be a little something for the winning Sunflower! Please do email me at cmellor@victa.org.uk if you have any questions :) ... See MoreSee Less

This year we will be once again hosting Scarlett's Great Sunflower Race! The aim you ask? Is to see who can get their Sunflower as tall as a door and get the picture posted on Facebook first! Will there be a prize? There will be a little something for the winning Sunflower! Please do email me at cmellor@victa.org.uk if you have any questions :)

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This year we will be once again hosting Scarlett's Great Sunflower Race! The aim you ask? Is to see who can get their Sunflower as tall as a door and get the picture posted on Facebook first! Will there be a prize? There will be a little something for the winning Sunflower! Please do email me at cmellor@victa.org.uk if you have any questions :)

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Through Scarletts EyesThe show is on next Thursday, so I thnk this has opened up a whole can of worms! One I will reasearch! For 24 hours after the show you can contact In Touch and they can offer support, I will post further details soon x1   ·  3 weeks ago

Fiona AngusI get them for my son to use for respite. I can employ a personal assistant to take him out, but not to sit for him in the evening so I can go out. Also paper work & tax is a pain in the neck!1   ·  4 weeks ago

Debbie BeethamIve tried to grt this but they said we need a social worker x4 weeks ago

Xuxa BoyleYou mean dla??4 weeks ago

Laine PerksI get them and use them to pay for activities in the community in the holidays and a personal assistant to join the family on an outing or to take one of the girls out. 8 hours a week in the holidays we get.2   ·  4 weeks ago

Claire LockyerWe get them, in Worcestershire they seem to be only allowed to be used to pay a carer for respite hours, where we have chosen a flexible option rather than a set day/eve, allowing us to build up the hours for whole days and school holidays. However, in Gloucestershire you can use the direct payment for days out, annual passes etc xx1   ·  4 weeks ago

Karen NewellWe use for one to one swimming lessons. Take a look.at the York website local offer you might recognise the pic and story1   ·  4 weeks ago

Claire CroftWe get them and use them towards singing, piano and gymnastics lessons. We used them towards music therapy and swimming lessons previously. In our local authority there are very strict eligibility criteria but we never had a problem. It's not income based. We get a payment review every 6 months where we need to produce the receipts for the activities. We also have a 6 monthly review by a social worker who just checks that the amount we receive meets our needs. We've had a really positive experience with these x1   ·  4 weeks ago

Hil BoonHi i assume you mean Personal Independence Payments or PIP which was introduced to replace DLA and was to encourage people to control and pay for their own care needs. There used to be a Diect Payments sceme which didabked people could access. Again it allowed them to employ their own carers. I think this old sceme is to be replaced by PIP too but dont qiote me as i may have that weong. So PIPs is divided into mobility needa and care needs. As a VI person yiu may need to pay for taxis because you can see bus numbers or unable to walk safely at night. For the care needs you may need to pay soneone to read things to you, or check your clothes are cokour matcged/clean. For my daughter i may need to pay for a friend to do an activity as well because may daughter needs assistancevor pay for books to be enlarged etc. Hope that helps and apologies if you know all this already4 weeks ago

Charlie NashHeya. We use ours to pay for Tris's respite session he has once a month to allow us 1 day a month to ourselves with just Roo his big brother. It cost £15/ hour and worth every penny. When will it air? Xxxx4 weeks ago

Debbie SimmsWe get them. Only for 2 hours a week at the moment so G's 1:1 comes to soft play with us so I can spend some quality time with C x4 weeks ago

Jo RollingNo idea how you would get them but just got a gateway card to geg reduced price on local activities4 weeks ago

Paula WebsterI'm looking into it myself as a lone v I parent to my 3 year old son. Just need it for help out and about really.4 weeks ago

Carla DanielleWe got refused direct payments! Now im trying for an Intervenor. Can only hope!!4 weeks ago

Claire McKelveyI get them....I use them to fund nursery hours over and above the 15 hours. I get 15 hours a week.4 weeks ago

Charlie NashSince changing to payments through ecredi it's so much simpler than having to do accounts. Like we don't have enough to do already!4 weeks ago

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Have you seen these white canes you can buy for your child's dolls? http://www.wonderbaby.org/resources/blind-cane-american-girl-doll

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My Cane Written by: Heidi Lyons (Mobility Officer Guide Dogs Uk) My Cane is more than a stick to me, just like your eyes it helps me see. I want to travel, find my own way, join in with you all when you play. I wish to do just the same as you, but sometimes I need extra clues, I keep my cane tip on the ground and it helps me find my way around. It feels for changes on the floor and helps me find things like gaps and doors. It helps me know when there are steps and stairs and tells me when to take more care. My Cane's a detector, a bumper a guide and I feel much safer with it by my side. It tells me what's coming up ahead, so bumps and trips I no longer dread. I want to travel, find my own way, join in with you all when you play. My Cane is more than a stick to me, just like your eyes it helps me see. 'No parent is excited at the prospect of their child needing a cane. But every parent gets excited at the prospect of their child reaching their full potential.' #Blindkidscan #Blindnotbroken #canediaries

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