Children, Young People and Families

Sight loss can affect people at any age. We help support children, young adults and their families at every stage of their sight loss journey.

We provide emotional and practical support, together with specialist information, advice, guidance and signposting to other relevant organisations.

We hold a variety of activities and events for those of pre-school age through to those transitioning into adulthood, with activities to suit their wants and needs.

We work with:

Children, teenagers and young adults from birth to the age of 25.

We encourage families to get involved in the activities, whether this be siblings, parents, carers or any other family members. It’s not just for the children and young people, it’s for their families too. We offer monthly opportunities for parents and carers to get together to chat and share experiences.

Our programme offers:

  • Action-packed sports
  • Chances to get creative
  • Educational sessions, from wildlife to media
  • Days out
  • Fun, social activities
  • The opportunity to try something new
  • A chance to meet other families and make new friends
  • Help to build confidence
  • Support, information and the oppurtunity to learn from others
  • A community supporting sight loss

Examples of events offered include:

  • Theatre trips
  • Ten pin bowling
  • Escape rooms
  • Half-term digital music sessions with Lab Media
  • Animal interaction sessions
  • Archery
  • A regular preschool group
  • Pizza making parties
  • A Christmas ‘Santa Special’ trip on the Bure Valley railway
  • A Christmas party

Support for Families

Together with activities, we assist young people and their families with anything from applying for relevant benefits to EHCPs. Home visits can be arranged, if required.

We also offer awareness information days and presentations on request.

Call 01603 573000 Ext. 505 or email [email protected]