Experience has shown us that visually impaired young people are best supported by those that have personal experiences of living with a visual impairment. The mentor role can be hugely rewarding – supporting others, while boosting your own self-development and confidence too.
The transition from a familiar school setting to 6th form or college can be daunting, learning to navigate a new setting. Meeting new people and advocating for your needs with new teachers can feel like a roadblock to your education. In this Q&A three of our LOOK Mentors met to chat about their experience.
It was a privilege and joy to welcome blind singers from the Ukraine to the Guide Dogs UK National Centre in Leamington Spa during their visit to the UK, funded by Sarah’s Trust, the charity of The Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson and sight loss charities Thomas Pocklington Trust and the RNIB.
Aged 16+ with University or college in your sights? Will your chosen course feature essay writing and researching? If so, then this is the resource you’ve been waiting for!
Mentor Al shares with us his education journey and how the support he recieved evolved as his education needs changed between primary to college education.
Advocating for your access needs can be challenging but ensuring you have support in place before you start Sixth Form or College can be a real game changer. LOOK Mentor Aliza shares her advice for getting the right support.
If you live in Herefordshire, are a visually impaired young person, parent to a vi child or you’re a vi young adult looking for volunteering and upskilling opportunities, we want to hear from you!