Organisation Details

Organisation

Name
Blind Children UK

Venue Address

Address 1
Hillfields, Reading Road
Address 2
Burghfield Common
Town
Reading
County
Berkshire
Postcode
RG7 3YG

More About The Organisation

Organisation Description

About the Organisation

In 2013 Blind Children UK became part of the Guide Dogs family. In January 2017, we fully integrated Guide Dogs and Blind Children UK into one charity so that we can build on existing services and support more children with sight loss.

Becoming a single charity means we can provide support for people with sight loss throughout their lives for as long as they need it. The services provided by Guide Dogs (including those formerly provided by Blind Children UK) will not be affected by this change.

Guide Dogs helps children with vision impairments and their families by providing:

- practical help and advice
- educational support
- habilitation (mobility and life skills) training
- large-print books through CustomEyes
- advice on technology and equipment
- family support including early diagnosis support and recreation events for the whole family
- partnering some young people with a guide dog
- partnering some children with a buddy dog, a well-trained companion dog

Opening Times
MondayFrom 09:00To 17:00
TuesdayFrom 09:00To 17:00
WednesdayFrom 09:00To 17:00
ThursdayFrom 09:00To 17:00
FridayFrom 09:00To 17:00
SaturdayCLOSED
SundayCLOSED

Organisation Details

Costs

Most services are provided free, please contact us to discuss your individual situation in more detail

Type Of Service
Health Web Site Helpline
Age of Users
From 0 To 25
Who can use your service?

Children and young people with sight loss

Can siblings who are not disabled use your service?

Inclusive Services

Additional and Special Educational Needs

Conditions
Visual Impairment

Accessibility

Physical Environment Accessibility

Is there accessible parking on site?
No
Is there a pedestrian route?
No
Is it smooth and with dropped kerbs?
No
Are doors 900mm or more wide, with flat thresholds?
No
Do you have external ramps?
No
Do you have a lobby / porch area?
No
Can wheelchair users clear the outer door prior to opening the inner?
No
Are there interior automatic doors?
No
Are there wide unobstructed corridors (minimum 1200mm)?
No
Do you have a lift for wheelchair users?
No
Do you have internal ramps?
No
Do you have internal steps?
No
Do you have a visual / flashing fire alarm?
No
Do you have accessible toilets?
No
Do you have an accessible changing room with a changing bed and a hoist?
No
Do you have an induction loop and / or radio mikes?
No
Do you have a quiet room or a quiet area?
No
Do you have an outdoors play area?
No
Is this safe and enclosed?
No
Are the outdoor areas well lit (for evening activities)?
No
Do you have a soft play area?
No
Do you have a sensory room or area?
No

Preparing for Adulthood

Preparing for Adulthood Categories

Preparing for Adulthood - Independence and Housing
Life Skills for Independence
Preparing for Adulthood - Health
Equipment and Adapations Health Services
Preparing for Adulthood - Friendships, Relationships and Community
Staying Safe Things To Do New Things To Try

Training & Policies

Please indicate the ratio of staff / volunteers who have knowledge and experience of:

Child Protection (Safeguarding)
None
Behaviour Management
None
Administration of medicines
None
Inclusion/Equal Opportunities
None
Risk Assessment
None
Manual Handling
None
British Sign Language
None
Makaton
None
Enabling verbal and non verbal communication
None
Inclusive Play
None

Does your organisation have policies and procedures for:

Child Protection (Safeguarding)
No
Behaviour Management
No
Complaints
No
Intimate Care
No
Continence
No
Incident/Accident logs
No
Registration for sessions
No

This organisation was last updated on Wednesday, 09 Aug 2017 2:56 PM - if you think this information is out of date or inaccurate then please let us know

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