The Royal Society for Blind Children receives National Lottery funding to support vision impaired children and young people

6 December 2018
Source: RSBC

National charity Royal Society for Blind Children (RSBC) has been awarded over £480K of National Lottery funding to support vision impaired children and young people across England. RSBC has been granted the funding to deliver a collaborative project, Live Life Go Further, in support of vision impaired children and young people aged 8 – 25 years old. The grant will

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ONS: Children’s and young people’s experiences of loneliness: 2018

6 December 2018

The Office for National Statistics analysis of children’s and young people’s views, experiences and suggestions to overcome loneliness, using in-depth interviews, the Community Life Survey 2016 to 2017 and Good Childhood Index Survey, 2018. Main points Children (aged 10 to 15 years) • 11.3% of children said that they were “often” lonely; this was more common among younger children aged

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Sound the Art

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22 November 2018
Source: Centrala

We are looking to recruit a team of 12 visually impaired people , aged 18-25 years , to take part in our Sound the Art project. Sound the Art is a young persons project that seeks to equip visually impaired people and asylum seekers with the skills to create their own sound art. Meeting weekly the participants will learn the

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Key facts about vision impairment in children and young people

15 November 2018
Source: Vision UK Social Research Committee and Vision UK Children and Young People with a Vision Impairment Committee

The key statistics about vision impairment in children and young people has been reviewed and updated by researchers at RNIB, Guide Dogs and Royal London Society for the Blind. This has been endorsed by the Vision UK Children & Young People with a Vision Impairment Committee and can be used to: help plan the work of your service; give evidence

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VIEW: “Understanding vision impairment in children and young people” online course

27 September 2018
Source: View

This online self-study course “Understanding vision impairment in children and young people” is designed to support the training needs of professionals and parents in order to improve the quality of learning opportunities available to children and young people with visual impairment. It is intended for people who wish to gain an overview of the issues involved in supporting the education

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Innovative Music Scheme for Blind Children with Complex Needs Launched across the UK

25 September 2018
Source: The Amber Trust

Following the successful launch in 2017 of The Amber Trust’s early years scheme, ‘Little Amber’, The Amber Trust is setting up another innovative service, ‘AmberPlus’, for families who have a blind or partially sighted child over the age of five who has additional, complex needs. AmberPlus has two elements. The first is access to freely available resources that can be

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Guide Dogs: helping children, young people and their families

18 September 2018
Source: Guide Dogs

Guide Dogs has been best known as the provider of the iconic guide dog service, however the work of the charity now encompasses much more. Guide Dogs children & young people’s services offer parents, guardians and carers information, advice and guidance from the moment their child receives a diagnosis of vision impairment, all the way through to adulthood. Family members

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Call for abstracts UCL: Psychological wellbeing and mental health of children and young people with visual impairment and their families: Needs, research and intervention

5 February 2018
Source: UCL

CALL FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS: the Organising Committee welcomes abstract submissions for oral and poster presentations. The abstract submission for poster and oral presentations will be open from 1st October 2017 until 10th February 2018. Download the Abstract submission form; please return the completed abstract form to ich.events@ucl.ac.uk by 10th February 2018. Review process The Organising Committee will review the abstracts;

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New survey highlights public misunderstanding of the challenges facing blind children in the UK – RSBC

1 February 2018
Source: RSBC

Over a quarter of adults believe that blind children have different dreams and aspirations to   their sighted peers, according to a new survey commissioned by the The survey shows that very little is known about the impact of sight loss on children’s lives. Almost one fifth of those surveyed don’t know what effect being blind or visually impaired will have

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The WellChild Awards 2018

16 January 2018
Source: Wellchild Awards

The WellChild Awards, in association with GSK, celebrate the inspirational qualities of the UK’s seriously ill children and young people along with those who go that extra mile to make a difference to their lives. There are six categories open for nominations in the WellChild Awards 2018, each category sponsored by a company or organisation. These Awards can really have

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