Children, young people & families resources

Explore our resources for children, young people and families from our specialist team - whether it's learning communication skills with children from a young age, or support with the transition from school into adulthood.

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Supporting your child to maintain skills for independent living eBook

Kate Simpson, mum to Tess, shares her top tops for supporting your child to carry forward skills they have learnt at college or school into their future.

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Shopping and cooking skills to help young people live more independently eBook

Alice, who completed our ‘I Can Do It’ course shares the top tips that she took away from the course which help her to live more independently.

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How to communicate with a visually impaired child

Children with a visual impairment just need a little extra support to develop their communication. Follow our guide.

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A guide to accessible board games

Board games are great, but finding accessible board games can be difficult. We took a look at the market to find accessible options for VI people.

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Nine fun activities to keep your VI child entertained

Do you struggle to find things to do to keep your little ones entertained during school holidays? Or are you unsure of what activities might be suitable for a child with sight loss? We share a quick round up of some fantastic resources we’ve found online to help keep the kids entertained.

(Even more!) fun activities to keep your VI child entertained

We’ve round even more fun activities to keep your little ones busy during the holidays which are ideal for your child with a visual impairment!

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One year on from Henshaws College

It is now almost a year since Tessa graduated from Henshaws College. We caught up with her mum, Kate, to find out how she's doing.

Parenting with Sight Loss - reading stories and dealing with nappies

Debbie talks to Bryony about some of the challenges she’s faced over the past two years of being a blind mum, including reading stories and changing nappies.

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Parenting with Sight Loss - getting out and about

Debbie talks to Bryony about some of the challenges she’s faced in getting out and about once Freddy was born, as well as giving us her top tips.

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