Come and meet other parents of Visually Impaired children every other Tuesday at 19:30 GMT in our free, online meet-up session.
Our Parent Carer Support groups for November are as follows:
November 1st @ 19:30 – Parent Support Group Chat session
November 15th @ 19:30 – Parent Support Group Chat session
November 29th @ 19:30 Themed Parent Carer Support Group “How to support our children and young people who are blind and partially sighted form healthy relationships and ensure they are getting the right information, advice and education to meet their needs.”
Whether friendships at an early age or something more serious when they are older, negotiating relationships can be challenging for our children with little or no sight. Guidance from the Department of Education states that “Relationships Education, RSE and Health Education MUST be accessible for all pupils. This is particularly important when planning teaching for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities who represent a large minority of pupils. High quality teaching that is differentiated and personalised will be the starting point to ensure accessibility.”
Join LOOK staff, mentors and professionals from the VI sector as they share their experiences and expertise around Relationships and Sex Education on November 29th. As parent carers we need to be aware and involved in an appropriate way. The world can be an exciting and scary place. This online session will consider how we keep our children safe and let them grow up to form good, healthy, trusting relationships. There will be time during the session for questions and peer led discussion.
December 13th @ 19:30 – Parent Support Group Chat session
This peer-led parent support group is the right place to come to talk about the problems our children face and the solutions that others in the community have found.
We are planning lots of great sessions for 2022/23. Please email any topics and questions that you’d like covered to email@example.com.
Come and talk about your experiences of supporting your Visually Impaired children and helping them navigate the very visual world we live in. Share your feelings, frustrations, ideas and coping strategies. You don’t have to feel stuck or on your own, our growing community of parent carers want to listen, support, offer advice and reassurance.
Let us know what questions you may have and what topics you’d like to discuss?
Tell us what information or advice you need – we will get it for you!
Or just come and have a listen and a friendly chat with people who are in the same boat as you.
Be a part of LOOK’s supportive community.
Please email any topics and questions that you’d like covered to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To all professionals or organisations who would like to take part in these chats and offer support to our community of parents, please contact email@example.com
See you on Tuesday!
All participants are required to register for each individual session they’d like to attend. New members should choose a ‘new member’ ticket. Returning members should choose a ‘returning member’ ticket for a faster registration.
Registration for these events closes 2 hours before the start time, at 17:30 GMT on Tuesday.
This event will be recorded to comply with the LOOK safeguarding policy. This recording will not be shared without your consent.
All LOOK online events are hosted on the Zoom platform. Zoom meeting details are provided by email to those who have registered to attend. You can read our guide on using Zoom to join LOOK online events here: https://www.look-uk.org/how-to-zoom/