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Vision England - RNIB

**Please note - This years residential programme has taken place, please look out for future dates**

Sign up for the experience of a lifetime with Vision England!

Build your confidence and independence, learn new skills, have fun and make new friends – what are you waiting for?

Vision England is an exciting residential programme for young people aged 12 – 17 years with vision impairment, in partnership with the Field Studies Council (FSC). Young people are supported to play a leading role in changing their communities and the environment for the better.

Why sign up?

·        Two fun-filled residentials over a year.

·        Supported by an amazing team of staff experienced in working with young people with vision impairment.

·        You shape the activities you do, which may include conservation activities like coppicing and tree planting, and other activities like wildlife

          walks, bush craft, hiking and camping.

·        Opportunity to gain a John Muir Award certificate (environmental award scheme).

Who can apply?

You must be:

·        Able to attend both residential dates for your chosen venue.

·        Blind or partially sighted.

·        Reasonably able to maintain your own personal hygiene and routine.

You can only attend the Vision England programme once, to allow more young people to benefit from the programme.

How are places allocated?

Places are allocated on a first come first served basis, however, young people aged 17 years will be given priority. We aim to get a mix of gender, ages and levels of ability, and will accommodate all medical and physical needs where possible. All places are assessed on an individual basis. We reserve the right to withdraw an offer of a place.

To sign up, for more information, or if you’d like this leaflet in a different format, contact us:

·        Call Phil Wagstaff, Vision England Project Officer on 07894 598766

·        Email

·        Visit  

·        RNIB Helpline 0303 123 9999

 Please see flyers attached and application form.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Phil Wagstaff
Contact Position
Vision England Project Officer
07894 598766

Other Details


Is there a charge for
using this service?


Age Ranges
14-17 year olds

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