Children and Young People’s services

Our Children and Young People's teams, based in Manchester and Liverpool, specialise in working with children and parents with sight loss, often with complex needs and additional disabilities. We also support any family member or carer where visual impairment has an impact on their life. Find out more about our services below or get in touch with us on 0300 222 5555.

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Information, advice and guidance

Being told your child has a visual impairment can be a difficult and overwhelming time; that’s why we are here for you to offer emotional and practical support. Our qualified and experienced staff will chat you with you to identify your child and family’s needs – from advice and information on aids and equipment, different activities, to getting you in touch with other families.

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Activities and events

We help to show children with a visual impairment that they can take part in activities with the right support, and empower them to try more things for themselves. The activities are also an opportunity to meet with other families experiencing similar issues and share experiences.

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'I Can Do It' course

‘I Can Do It’ is our independence course, funded by BBC Children in Need, for children aged 8 -12 and young people aged 13 -18 in Liverpool and Manchester. Our course is a great way to learn about friendships, safety, doing things for yourself, cooking and starting to think about growing up; all through fun activities!

Find out more and our upcoming course dates

CYP newsletters

We regularly send newsletters to our children and families – if you missed your copy, follow the links below to the latest copies:

Festive e-newsletter – December 2020

Back to school e-newsletter – September 2020

Lockdown newsletter – May 2020

Henshaws have shown us that with a little support we can work around our disability and enjoy the same things that other families do.

Shahida, Mum to Hana and Zara

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