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Parent/Carers' Support Group

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LOOK Parent/Carer Support Group

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Come and meet other parent/ carers of visually impaired children every other Tuesday at 19:30 GMT in our free, online meet-up session.

Our fortnightly parent chats are aimed at creating a community of support during these incredibly challenging times. We might be experiencing a bit more freedom but the impact of COVID 19 on our young people, ourselves and wider SEND community will remain for a long time.

October 12th is our monthly catch up where we listen, share, support and take comfort in our shared experiences. These virtual get togethers are a chance to share with other parent carers what is happening for you and your child. Get advice, gain insights, share frustrations and feel connected to our growing community who know and understand.

October 19th is a themed session- Mobility Matters. How Parent Carers Can Support Their Children to Navigate the World. Two expert parents and two fantastic LOOK mentors will be sharing insights into what can we do as parents to support our children with Visual Impairment, even if they are reluctant to use their cane. We will cover how to support cane use, independence, navigation, environmental awareness and give our children the skills and confidence to discover the world. The ultimate goal is to help our children to think of it as THEIR WORLD to explore, move about in and manage independently one day. Interested? Come along to hear the panel, ask questions and gain insight into what is possible.

Our plan is to run more themed sessions each month where we will be discussing different topics and inviting guest speakers, parent experts and Look mentors to join in the conversation. We’ll be involving other charities, too. Everyone is welcome!

Our community is growing and there is always room for more parent carers to share their stories and discover they are not on their own.

Let us know what questions you may have and what topics you’d like to discuss? Tell us what information or advice you need - we will get it for you! Or just come and have a listen and a friendly chat with people who are in the same boat as you.

Be a part of LOOK's supportive community.

Please email any topics and questions that you'd like covered to parentsupport@look-uk.org.

To all professionals or organisations who would like to take part in these chats and offer support to our community of parents, please contact parentsupport@look-uk.org

See you on Tuesday

Please note:

All participants are required to register for each individual session they’d like to attend. New members should choose a ‘new member’ ticket. Returning members should choose a ‘returning member’ ticket for a faster registration.

Registration for this event closes 2 hours before the start time, at 17:30 GMT on Tuesday. You will be sent a link for the meeting when registration closes.

All LOOK online events are hosted on the Zoom platform. Zoom meeting details are provided by email to those who have registered to attend. You can read our guide on using Zoom to join LOOK online events here: https://www.look-uk.org/how-to-zoom/

This meeting will be recoded to comply with the LOOK safeguarding policy. This recording will not be shared without your consent.

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Look UK is a charity supporting visually impaired young people to thrive.

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