Parent and Children/Young People's Groups
If you or your child would like to meet other children who are visually impaired there are groups which can be contacted across Grampian. A selection have been included here but you can ask your local visual impairment worker or vision support teacher for information on any other local groups..
EYAS GS Young Persons' Project
You can find out more about the work and activities they have been doing recently by logging onto the website www.grampianblind.org or you can contact:
Grampian Society for the Blind offer advocacy services for young people who are visually impaired and are between the ages of 11 and 25 years'. The aim of this project is to offer advice and information on three specific areas:
- Access to Social & Leisure
Young Persons Advocate/Co-ordinator
Grampian Society for the Blind
21 John Street
Tel: 0845 2712345
PEG - (Parent Engagement Group) was created through the NHS Eye Care Project (2008-2010) to get feedback from parents on a number of issues.
Some of the work and discussions have included:
- A survey on existing eye services for children
- Developing an Information booklet on eye care for parents/young people
- A children's conference held in March 2009 to discuss ways to improve services across organisations
- Promoting organisations to collect vouchers for additional equipment for children within schools
- Feedback on developing this website for parents/young people affected by visual impairment
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Haggeye Youth Forum is a forum for visually impaired 11 -25 years' and they cover the whole of Scotland. They campaign to make a difference for children both locally and nationally. Their aim is to improve services, facilities and opportunities for children.
Haggeye Youth Forum
12-14 Hillside Crescent
Tel: 0131 652 3146