In this short video, our CEO, Charlotte Carson, introduces LOOK and how we support visually impaired children, young people and their families to thrive.
LOOK exists to support visually impaired children, young people and their families. If you would like to reach out to us, please drop us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 07464 351 958.
Hello, my name is Charlotte Carson. I am the Director of LOOK, a small charity that supports visually impaired young people to thrive.
Peer support is at the heart of everything we do.
- I am visually impaired, and many of our staff are too. We share our own journeys, knowledge and connections to help blind and partially sighted young people to thrive.
- Our flagship Mentor Project trains visually impaired young people to share their lived experiences and life hacks with younger peers.
- Our Parent Support Group is led by parents of visually impaired young people who have been there and ‘get it’.
- And we love to bring together visually impaired young people, with their peers, with their families, with volunteers. Together we have fun, enjoying nature, making connections, sharing activities and life together.
I began losing my sight at the age of seven. I believe that no visually impaired child should face the challenges that I faced during my childhood.
At LOOK we support visually impaired young people to thrive. We want to empower them to have self-belief and access to emotional and wellbeing support, to a broad education, and opportunities to lead a full and rich life.
I know that it would have helped me to have a VI role model to turn to for advice and to share my struggles and my ambitions. At LOOK our main activity is offering structured peer support for VI young people and their parent carers.
We believe that nobody should have to cope alone. By creating community and connection amongst visually impaired young people and their families, we aim to boost confidence and increase access to social, employment and education opportunities.
Our vision is a world where all visually impaired young people are valued, included and can live their best lives.
If you or your family are living with visual impairment, please reach out to us. Drop us an email or give us a call. We want to help!
Finally, we are a small charity and welcome support. If you would like to donate to us, please click here.
We also have a holiday flat in Scarborough, so you can book a trip to the seaside and support LOOK at the same time.
Together we support visually impaired young people to thrive.