Supporting Parents and Carers of children with a Visual Impairment
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LOOK-UK supports young people and families living with a vision impairment

Are you a young person up to the age of 29 and have a vision impairment, or are you a parent of a vision impaired child? Then we want to hear from you.

LOOK is here to help you improve your self-confidence, develop skills and make new connections.

WE do this through:

  • LOOK Mentoring project – become a mentor or find a mentor.
  • LOOK Skype chat groups – connect with others and share experiences.
  • LOOK youth forums – make new friends and exchange ideas.
  • LOOK voices – get your voice heard and become part of our creative team. We are looking for bloggers, vloggers and, for our podcasts, roving reporters.
  • LOOK leadership events – come and broaden your horizons.

 

We support young people to:

  • Feel listened to and understood
  • Gain independence, life skills and training
  • Learn to work as a team
  • Improve wellbeing
  • Develop confidence and resilience.
  • Make connections

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Look-UK News

Somerset Clarks workers take on London Marathon for blind young people

A group of four Clarks employees, based in the Clarks offices in Street, Somerset, are taking on the London marathon in April to raise funds for LOOK UK, a small UK charity supporting blind young people and their families to thrive. Samantha Walkley ran the marathon for LOOK in 2018 and enjoyed running for the […]

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LOOKFesst: A weekend of Family Fun

26-29 July, Kentchurch, Herefordshire. Come to LOOKFest, an accessible festival for visually impaired young people and families! ⦁              What’s on? Take in a packed programme of live entertainment including music, a ceilidh,  comedy and dance from talented visually impaired performers. Get creative in our dance, music and craft workshops. Get hands-on with nature! turn your […]

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In conversation with Cambridge Immunology student Aure Aflalo

For International Women’s Day, our Marketing and Comms Officer Kevin Satizabal, talks to 22-year-old Cambridge graduate student and LOOK mentor Aure Aflalo. Aure talks about her masters in Immunology and what it takes to prepare for a career in science as a visually impaired woman. What first got you interested in science? “I’ve always been […]

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World Book day: Ways to access books when you’re visually impaired

On World Book Day, LOOK’s Project Assistant Sam, blogs about what first got him into reading books and shares some great ways to access books when you’re visually impaired. Growing up as a visually impaired child, to start with, books didn’t factor in my life, braille was for school and lessons and not for fun. […]

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Easy 30-minute Pancake Recipe

Who says blind people can’t make pancakes? As it’s pancake day, here’s an easy recipe that you can try out when you settle down to have some pancakes with the family tonight! Prep time: 30 minutes Serves 8 pancakes Ingredients One cup of plain flower One cup of milk Two eggs Butter for oiling the […]

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Blind Man Running: Richard Wheatley’s Marathon Journey

Meet Richard Wheatley, blind comedian and physicist who is taking on the 26.2 mile long London marathon for LOOK. This is the first in a series of blogs Richard is writing all about his marathon journey.   My name is Richard Wheatley, Britain’s funniest blind physicist turned award winning radio news reader and stand-up comedian […]

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Sight Cymru presented with GSK Impact Award

Congratulations to Sight Cymru, who were presented with their GSK Impact Award at a ceremony on 18th May. The awards, which are run by GSK in partnership with The King’s Fund, reward community-based health and wellbeing charities by providing them with mentoring and funding.

Sight Cymru was one of nine organisations to be awarded £30,000 of unrestricted funding. For more information, including a link to a short film about Sight Cymru’s work, click here.

Vision impairment and complex needs in children and young people online course

Do you work with children with vision impairment and complex needs? VIEW is now taking applications for the VIEW/NatSIP Vision impairment and complex needs in children and young people online course.

The course has been written by experts in the field, and focuses specifically on children and young people who, as well as vision impairment, also have learning difficulties and other special needs or
disabilities. 
 
Designed for students from any background – education, care, or health. Suitable for parents. Cost: £200 (£140 for VIEW members). Application forms available online:

 

 


 

Why not make use of LOOK’s great holiday flat in Scarborough? Open all year round the flat is there for families of children and young people with a vision impairment. It’s two minutes from the sea and can be booked for short breaks or longer. Call 01432 376314

 

Special thanks to our funders:

The Queen’s Trust

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LOOK’s London Marathon runners

The David Cock Foundation

The Mountbattern Foundation

Without their support none of our work would be possible.

 

LOOK’s address is: LOOK  C/O The Royal National College for the Blind, Venns Lane, Hereford, HR1 1DT. Our telephone number is: 01432376314. Our email address is info@look-uk.org

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