2019 Development and Innovation projects

 

Sunderland and County Durham Royal Society for the Blind

Project title: A Centre for Sight in Sunderland

The project sets out to fill a gap in specialist employment services for visually impaired people in the Sunderland and County Durham area. It will support a total of 30 people and deliver the following core outcomes;

  • More VI people in the Sunderland area will have an individual employment plan detailing their needs goals and ambitions.
  • More VI people in the Sunderland area will be in employment.
  • More VI people in Sunderland will gain real work experience.
  • More VI people in Sunderland will be able to undertake independent job search online.
  • More VI people in Sunderland will have the experience and confidence to be able to attend and succeed at job interviews.
  • More VI people in Sunderland will have improved confidence, mental health and wellbeing as a result of participating in the project.

 

Bradbury Fields Services for Blind and Partially Sighted People

Project title: Bridge the Gap

The project seeks to fill a gap in local specialist employment services and address identified need. The grant will enable Bradbury Fields to deliver the Bridge the Gap project to improve employment prospects of 24 visually impaired people (VIs) in Liverpool City Region, linking with a host of grass-roots and strategic initiatives around employment in the area. The project will focus on delivering the following core outcomes with and for blind and partially sighted people;

 

Blind and Sight Impaired Society – Essex (BASIS)

Project Title: Techno Fridays

BASIS’ project will fill a gap in local specialist technology services in the area. The grant will enable BASIS to deliver training and support to visually impaired adults in the use of various technologies such as iPad, Amazon Alexa, Synaptics, Dolphin Guide and Supernova. The project will deliver the following core outcomes with and for blind and partially sighted people;

  • More visually impaired learning a new skill or skills
  • More visually impaired people will feel less isolated
  • More visually impaired people will have increased levels of Independence
  • More working age visually impaired people will have improved technology skills with a specific focus on employment and employability
Visionary will assign a project lead to each site for the duration of the projects and we look forward to working with our members and blind and partially sighted people to achieve some positive outcomes which make a real and lasting difference to people’s lives.
For further information about the projects please contact visionary@visionary.org.uk

 

 

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