The Outlook Trust (Activities for Visually Impaired Children and Young People)

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About The Outlook Trust (Activities for Visually Impaired Children and Young People)

Categories Disability, Activities for disabled children, Sensory impairment, Special needs, Visual impairment, Leisure and Recreation
Service Notes The Outlook Trust is the only charity for blind and visually impaired children that organises and provides activity and residential breaks for blind, partially sighted children and young people with other disabilities. Our programme of fantastic fun activities give children the opportunities that other organisations cannot provide. We are a charity for blind and visually impaired children with an ethos of teaching specific independent living and mobility skills. We provide respite for parents. We give children the opportunity to form and develop long-term friendships with other children with similar disabilities. We allow children to learn from one another. We allow children to learn about nature, physical geography, geology and the weather outside the classroom. We help nurture an appreciation of the beauty of and respect for nature and the outdoors. Children develop self-confidence and self-esteem, team-building and about helping one another. We allow children the opportunity to challenge themselves and take risks in a safe, closely monitored environment. This is undertaken with the support of appropriately trained, selected instructors, teachers and carers with high levels of staff-child ratio and, where necessary, one-to-one support. We provide equipment purchased specifically with visually impaired youngsters in mind, for example tandem bikes and double kayaks. We encourage children to develop specific skills in the activities they undertake: climbing, kayaking, sailing, gorge scrambling, rafting and sailing to name but a few. We teach children how to use safety equipment correctly. We teach children how to keep safe. We offer children the opportunities to get dirty, wet and have fun. Come with us on one of our fun filled activity weekends for only £45 which includes: * all activities * accommodation * food * transport

What is Offered

Special Needs The Outlook Trust is the only charity for blind and visually impaired children that organises and provides activity and residential breaks for blind, partially sighted children and young people with other disabilities. Our programme of fantastic fun activities give children the opportunities that other organisations cannot provide. We are a charity for blind and visually impaired children with an ethos of teaching specific independent living and mobility skills. We provide respite for parents. We give children the opportunity to form and develop long-term friendships with other children with similar disabilities. We allow children to learn from one another. We allow children to learn about nature, physical geography, geology and the weather outside the classroom. We help nurture an appreciation of the beauty of and respect for nature and the outdoors. Children develop self-confidence and self-esteem, team-building and about helping one another. We allow children the opportunity to challenge themselves and take risks in a safe, closely monitored environment. This is undertaken with the support of appropriately trained, selected instructors, teachers and carers with high levels of staff-child ratio and, where necessary, one-to-one support. We provide equipment purchased specifically with visually impaired youngsters in mind, for example tandem bikes and double kayaks. We encourage children to develop specific skills in the activities they undertake: climbing, kayaking, sailing, gorge scrambling, rafting and sailing to name but a few. We teach children how to use safety equipment correctly. We teach children how to keep safe. We offer children the opportunities to get dirty, wet and have fun. Come with us on one of our fun filled activity weekends for only £45 which includes: * all activities * accommodation * food * transport

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