“Since recently joining Croydon Vision there’s been a big shift in the way I see my future going” – Dorca

What’s Happening

Welcome Back

We are so happy to welcome you back to Bedford hall – we have a lift in our main building!

Now that the building work is complete; we have resumed activities, meals and services as follows:

Monday:
Bowls (fortnightly) 10:30am-12:30pm
Music Appreciation (fortnightly) 10:30am–12:30pm

Tuesday:
Quiz Group 10:30pm-12:30pm
Touch Group 11am-12:30pm
Mental Aerobics 1:30pm-3pm

Wednesday:
Art & Crafts 10:30am-12:30pm (Paused)
French (fortnightly) – 1:30pm-2:30pm
Keep Fit 10:30am-12:30pm
Moorfields Low Vision Clinic (Appointment Only)

Thursday:
Morning Social Group 11am-12:30pm
Dance 10:30am-12:30pm
Afternoon Social Group 1:30pm-3pm

Lunch and transport are available from Monday to Thursday and can be booked via reception on 020 8688 2486.

Connecting generations

At Croydon Vision we pride ourselves on working with people of all ages who are visually impaired or blind. We deliver a range of services which are tailor made according to our members’ age and individual needs.  

We categorise age groups into the following: 

During the week we run a series of social groups, activities and workshops for those aged over 18. The Children & Young People’s Project runs once a month and during all school holidays and half terms. This year we focused on running activities for all ages to join in together – including a Summer BBQ and quiz night.  

Our members come to Croydon Vision for a variety of reasons: some wish to volunteer, seek help or advice about employment opportunities and others like to socialise and catch up over coffee or lunch. Croydon Vision has become a lifeline for many of our members and our transport ensures all of our members can easily access our services.  

1 week ago

Did you know?

With many thanks to your help, we now have accesible toilets fitted with Roommate audio description.

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Did you know that one in four adults feel lonely some or all of the time?

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This weekend really filled us up with sunshine and blue skies preparing us for the summer days ahead.

What a beautiful reason to go out and explore Croydon and the cherry blossom trees we have ... See more

Upcoming Events

Monday 6th June

  • Celebrating volunteers brunch

Friday 1st July

  • Summer BBQ

Friday 14th October

Lunch Menu

Eat, Live and Age well
We are a Food Standard Agency 5 star approved organisation.

Our chef provides nutritious meals which are freshly cooked for Monday to Thursday services each week. We take into consideration members dietary requirements and do our utmost best to provide a 2-course meal (mains and dessert) for £6.

To promote inclusivity, we now provide a range of options including meat, vegetarian and pescatarian dishes.

The lunch Menu for May 2022:

 

Visual Awareness Workshop

Our Visual Awareness Workshops are designed to boost empathy, knowledge and confidence around visual impairment.

Our workshop includes:

  • Empathy-Boosting Discussion & Hands-On Activities
  • Tips & Tricks to Make Life Better for Blind People
  • ‘How to Guide’ Upskilling
  • Taboo-Smashing Q&A
  • Blind-Friendly Recognition
  • Info Pack & Certificate

Interested?
To book, complete the booking form below.

 

Living with Sight loss

An intensive day of workshops covering all aspects of life, sharing experiences, exploring barriers and finding solutions to help you cope and live life with sight loss. These workshops are relevant to everyone who is partially sighted, severely sight impaired or blind. Family members or friends are also welcome to attend as they can gain some insight and understanding.

  • Welcome and introductions
  • The Sight Loss Pathway: Moving forwards
  • Navigating services: Who helps with what?
  • Adapting your home, coping with everyday life, using special devices
  • Reading and writing, communication solutions
  • Benefits: Are you claiming all the benefits you are entitled to?
  • Mobility out and about: In your local area, in London and further afield
  • Staying active: Socialising, leisure, work or volunteering
  • Setting goals for the future

Book your free place now. Phone Croydon Vision: 0208 688 2486

Or email: info@croydonvision.org.uk

Our Voice Podcast

Welcome to Our Voice podcast, brought to you by Croydon Vision.

Everything we do is focused on transforming lives and encouraging people to re-evaluate what’s possible when you are blind or partially sighted. There is life after sight loss.

You can listen to all our podcast episodes on Spotify by clicking on the link below;

Our Voice podcast on Spotify