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Berkshire Vision

Berkshire Vision

Children, Young People and Families – benefit from the support we provide, getting involved in activities adapted to meet each young person’s needs and having the opportunities to develop friendships with other visually impaired young people. Our activities are run throughout the year, but particularly in the school holidays to offer families the opportunities for quality family time together or for respite or to meet up and enjoy some time with others in similar situations. Previous activities have included cooking, craft, tennis, footgolf, visits to Legoland and London Zoo. Future events planned include Blind football sessions, taster sports days, going to a local pantomime, indoor climbing centre lesson, trampolining and swimming. Membership of Berkshire Vision is free in 2021.

To find out more information contact:
Carol Barnfather,
Children, Young People and Families Worker
Berkshire Vision
5 Midleton House
Erleigh Road
Reading
RG1 5LR

www.berkshirevision.org.uk
Email: children@berkshirevision.org.uk
Tel: 0118 987 2803
https://www.facebook.com/BerkshireVision/
https://twitter.com/berkshirevision
https://www.linkedin.com/company/berkshirevision
https://www.instagram.com/berkshirevision/

Who to contact

Telephone
0118 987 2803
E-mail
children@berkshirevision.org.uk
Website
Berkshire Vision

Where to go

Address
Berkshire Vision
Midleton House, 5 Erleigh Road
Reading
Berkshire
Postcode
RG1 5LR

Other Details

Costs

Details
£10 subs annually
Wheelchair accessible?
Yes

Availability

Referral required
No

Local Offer

Contact Name
Amanda McDonnell
Contact Telephone
0118 987 2803
Contact Email
office@bcbs.org.uk
Links
Berkshire County Blind Society
SEN Provision Type
Universal

General Provider Response

Is your service accessible?
Referrals are through Berkshire Sensory Consortium. Wheelchair accessible
What are the eligibility criteria for your service?
Clients must have a Severe diagnosed eye condition
How are referrals/applications made to your service?
Self-referral, referral from school or Sensory Consortium Services
What is your service standard for responding to referrals/accessing services?
Immediate response. A letter and registration form is sent to the Client
Funding
Independent
Charges
Yes
Details of charges
£10 annual subs. Once paid clients are insured to go out on our mini bus. If subs aren't paid client is not insured therefore restricting accessing services.
Feedback and complaints procedure
Through children's department overseen by Chief Executive Annual report is sent to charities commission
How will I know my child will be safe using this service?
All child members have to be accompanied by a parent or carer who has responsibility for their child. All relevant BV staff have undertaken Safeguarding and First Aid training. Risk assessments are completed prior to each trip/activity. All staff and volunteers are DBS checked.

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.