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 January are as follows:
January 11th PSG Chat, 19:30
Come and meet other Parent Carers of Children and Young People with a Visual Impairment. This is an opportunity to say hello, discuss how the holidays were and consider what 2022 has in store for you and your family in a safe and supportive environment.
January 25th, 19:30, Themed session: How to Build Independent Skills and Support Your VI Child to Leave Home.
This session is particularly focused on parent carers whose children will need extra support, training and professional input to leave home and live independent lives. We know it is possible in theory but who is there to help and what can it look like when your child has additional needs?
This session is designed to answer some of these questions and build your confidence to start planning for the future. There will be an expert parent and her daughter sharing their story as well as one of our wonderful mentors who appreciates her PAs and how they enable her to access the community and live a fulfilled life. Alice Osborne – children and young people’s enablement officer at Henshaws- will also be part of the panel to share how the charity help VI young people live as independently as possible. We look forward to welcoming you to this informative event.
We are planning lots of great sessions for 2022. Please email any topics and questions that you’d like covered to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
To all professionals or organisations who would like to take part in these chats and offer support to our community of parents, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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 recoded 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/
We also have a fantastic online resource which is updated regularly, featuring issues raised during our sessions, tips and advice. You can access this resource, here.