Children and families
Are you a young person or a parent looking for advice or support? Our family support service can help.
Our family support worker, based in Devizes, is available for practical or emotional support for families of children with sight loss. We can connect you with other local families or support groups, offer information and advice on everyday living and life skills training, and provide technology support and training for children and young people.
When there is demand, we organise events and activities that provide visually impaired children access to opportunities and experiences they may otherwise struggle to access. We aim to ensure a variety of suitable activities to cater for all abilities, ages and interests with a mix of sport and cultural events; and we work with mainstream opportunity providers to assess and advise on how they can adapt their opportunity to enable children and young people with sight loss to access a range of opportunities using touch tours, audio described activities/events, meet and greet sessions and use of specialist sports equipment.
Activities include farm visits, sports events, family picnics, climbing, theatre trips, zoo visits, pantomime, science museum, cookery school, trampolining and water walkers.
We also have a range of audiobooks suitable for all ages available for free from our audio library.
To find out more about all of our children’s services, contact Sarah O’Rourke, our family support worker, on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01380 723 682.