THE YOUNG PERSONS GROUP

Youth is a precious time: a time for making friends, making memories and experiencing new things.

For those with a visual impairment, that isn't always easy.

Our Young Persons Group exists to make sure visually impaired young people don't miss out.

 

What We Do

The Young Persons Group takes part in a wide range of activities – from adventure weekends and cultural visits to sporting activities and BBQs.

The group is for anyone up to 25.

 

How It Works

It's important that visually impaired young people feel empowered and independent.

That's why we let our youth members set the agenda – they choose what they want to do; we make it happen.

 

Why The Young Persons Group Matters

  • Nearly four out of 10 blind and partially sighted children don’t have friends close to where they live and go to school.
  • 60% of blind and partially sighted children will be bullied.
  • 50% of seven-year olds with sight loss live in households with a weekly income of less than £300.
  • Around a quarter of all blind and partially sighted children are unhappy with their life because of their sight loss.

 

Connections For Life

The Young Persons Group helps young visually impaired people become part of, and help to build, a supportive network.

The friendships forged here can last a lifetime – giving visually impaired young people access to a supportive long term network.