“I was amazed at the variety of activities and skill up programmes they provide for people in Croydon.”  Anthony

What’s Happening

Welcome to Croydon Vision

Upcoming Excursions 2022
Excursions will run Tuesdays and Thursdays. Inhouse activities, meals and services will continue on Monday’s and Wednesday’s. (All services will resume 1st September).

Book your trip today – see list below:

Tuesday 2nd August – Brighton
Thursday 4th August – Lloyds Park
Tuesday 9th August – Horniman Museum
Thursday 11th August – Ten Pin Bowling & Lunch
Tuesday 16th August – Thames Boat Cruise
 Thursday 18th August – Lavender Fields
Tuesday 23rd August – Margate
Thursday 25th August – Woodcote Garden Centre & Lunch

To book, email; info@croydonvision.org.uk or call 0208 688 2486.

Inhouse activities:

Monday:
Bowls (fortnightly) 10:30am-12:30pm
Music Appreciation (fortnightly) 10:30am–12:30pm
Crafts session 13:30am-3pm
Eye Health Workshops (Monthly)

Tuesday (paused in the month of August)
Quiz Group 10:30am-12:30pm
Morning Social Group 10:30am-12:30pm (coming soon)
Let’s Talk Tech 1:30pm-3pm (monthly)
Mental Aerobics 1:30pm-3pm

Wednesday:
Art & Pottery am & pm session (from 13th July)
Keep Fit 10:30am-12:30pm
Moorfields Low Vision Clinic (Appointment Only)
Social Media session 13:30pm-3pm (Learn & Share together)
Let’s Cook Together 3-5pm (starting July)

Thursday (paused in the month of August)
Morning Social Group 11am-12:30pm
Dance 10:30am-12:30pm
Afternoon Social Group 1:30pm-3pm
Book Club 13:30pm-3pm
My Money Matters 13:30-2:30pm (Monthly)

From 1st September, 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.  

Other Events 

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 July 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

Upcoming Dates

Friday 29 July 2pm to 4.30pm
Thursday 25 August 10am to 12.30
Tuesday 27 September 2pm to 4.30pm
Thursday 13 October 10 am to 12.30 World Sight Day
Friday 21 October 2pm to 4.30pm
Thursday 24 November 10am to 12.30
Thursday 8 December 10am to 12.30

*This is a paid for service and we can discuss whether you want the workshop hosted at Croydon Vision or your work place.
If at Croydon Vision, lunch is available from 12.30 to 1:15pm:
Two course meal £6 (lunch menu can be found above).

Book lunch 2 days prior to workshop: 0208 688 2486

Interested?
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

Upcoming dates for Living with Sight Loss workshops:

Friday 9 September 2pm to 4.30pm

Tuesday 20 September 10am to 12.30

Thursday 17 November 10.30 to 1pm

Tuesday 22 November 10.30am to 1pm

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