If you’re aged 11-29 and at school, university / college or looking for work, we have a mentor ready to help you achieve your potential. Sign up to be matched to a mentor, and start chatting about anything relating to your visual impairment.
We can also link to other charities and organisations who can help you access the support you need.
Schooled for Success
Everyone says the school years are the best of your life. But it can be tough to be visually impaired if you are not getting the right support.
Our mentoring scheme will empower you to ask for help and say what you need – our mentors have all been through the journey of sight loss at school, and can listen, advise and help you make the best of your school years.
Eye on Work
Ready to start earning? Our mentoring scheme can match you with a mentor who is in work and who can chat to you about landing that all-important job.
Mentors Can Help With...
- Writing CVs
- Interview technique
- Disclosing visual impairment
- Self-advocacy skills
- Discussing access barriers at work
- Applying for Access to Work
Moving Up – Our New University Mentoring
If you are thinking about or in higher or further education, we can match you with a visually impaired graduate, who can chat to you all about making the most of college or uni life.
Your mentor can help with:
- Applying for Disability
- Students Allowance and
- Student Finance
- Accessing learning materials
- Independent living
- Social life
Student Hub: Supporting VI students – LOOK – Supporting Visually Impaired Young People to Thrive (look-uk.org)
If you are between 11 – 29yrs of age and would like a Mentor in your life please get in touch.