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New Vacancy: Administration Officer

(7 October 2022 12:42 pm)

Salary: £19,000 Job Purpose Warwickshire Vision Support is the primary local charity for people living with sight loss in Warwickshire. We offer a holistic seamless service from the point of diagnosis, through visual impairment rehabilitation to long term social support to ensure that any person with a visual impairment gets the support they need, when they need it. We are seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated full time Administration Officer to work alongside our existing Administration Officer. You will need to be flexible and innovative.....
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Catching Up With Martyn

(11 August 2022 12:00 am)

Martyn smiling during one of his walks across Warwick racecourse As you may have seen in our last Warwickshire Vision magazine edition, or perhaps even on the radio, Warwickshire Vision Support trustee Martyn Parker has set himself the enduring challenge of walking a total of 5 million steps in 2022 to raise money for Warwickshire Vision Support. Martyn, who is visually impaired, has to walk an impressive average of 13,698 steps every single day without fail to complete his goal. Martyn has been involved with Warwickshire Vision Support for.....
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Warwickshire Vision Support's New Logo

(18 July 2022 12:00 am)

We are proud to announce the launch of our new logo as part of the ongoing evolution of Warwickshire Vision Support. We made this decision to change the logo with the purpose of modernising and increasing awareness of the charity, signalling a new and exciting time for Warwickshire Vision Support that is reflected in a modern and bold logo image. After creating a shortlist of logo options, we asked our staff, volunteers and trustees to vote for their favourite option that will reflect Warwickshire Vision Support for the future.  We first created.....
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Queen's Award Celebration

(26 May 2022 12:00 am)

WVS representatives Martyn and Stacey smiling with a royal guard outside Buckingham Palace In 2020, Warwickshire Vision Support were proud to announce that our volunteers had been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. The highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK. Today the charity and its 250 plus volunteers run a variety of social clubs offering activities and social support; host a series of vision support centres across the county and manage eye clinic advice desks providing information, advice and guidance.....
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Vision Support Centre Programs

(16 May 2022 12:00 am)

The Vision Support Centres are now all open, locations and times plus a program of activities for each can be found here.....
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Vision Support Centres

(16 December 2021 12:00 am)

The Warwickshire Vision Support Centres reopened in the summer and our service users have been enjoying seeing their friends and making new friends after all the lock downs. IT and magnifier appointments have been taking place and advice, help and guidance provided to both new and existing service users. With restrictions lifting we have managed to get several speakers to visit  and talk about personal safety, fire safety, Stratford talking news and Lifeline services. We are planning an increased program of speakers in the new year. This week.....
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Take on 250

(13 December 2021 12:00 am)

Did you know that every day in the UK 250 people begin to lose their sight? To help raise awareness and highlight this cause, sight loss charities across the country are collaborating and inviting you to take part in our 'Take on 250' challenge. Taking place from 1st January - 31st January, people are invited 'Take on 250' by completing 250 of any activity of your choosing. This could be from 250 laps of your local swimming pool, or baking 250 cupcakes, walking 250 miles, go for a run for 250 minutes etc -  the choice is yours! Whatever you.....
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Roy's Skydive

(22 September 2021 12:00 am)

On Sunday 3rd October, Roy and his daughter Debbie are undertaking the challenge of a lifetime. They will be jumping out of a plane in aid of their chosen sight loss charities. Roy, who is 87 years young, will be doing the skydive to raise funds for us. He was registered blind several years ago and regularly attends our Nuneaton Vision Support Centre. He has made some great friends there and Warwickshire Vision's support, resources and advice has been invaluable in supporting him and his family with adjusting to his visual impairment. Debbie will.....
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Warwickshire Vision Support finds new home in Warwick Town Centre

(10 September 2021 12:00 am)

After 12 years of working away inside their hidden head office at Charles Court, Warwick, Warwickshire Vision Support (Warwickshire’s 110-year-old charity for supporting people with sight loss) are delighted to announce that they will be moving to a much larger, new home, located right in Warwick’s vibrant town centre next to the market square. Warwickshire Vision Support will be moving their headquarters to 14 Market Place, Warwick, CV34 4SL in the early weeks of October. This change of premises will make it a lot easier for people who are.....
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Walking for Health - Leamington Group

(27 August 2021 11:12 am)

If you're local to the Leamington area and looking to socialise or get active, why not take full advantage of the Walking for Health Leamington Group? Taking place every Thursday morning for an 11:20am registration and an 11:30am start at The Aviary Cafe in Jephson Gardens, this walking group for the visually impaired can help you: • Build confidence through learning to negotiate new environments safely • Gain a sense of achievement through increasing physical activity levels and skills • Forge meaningful connections, both with other walkers.....
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