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Employer Insight and Networking Event

Date: 28th September 2018

Arrival: 10.00 a.m. for a 10.15 prompt start - finish at 4.00 p.m.

Where: Lockton, The St Botolph Building, 138 Houndsditch, London, EC3A 7AG

Once again the Thomas Pocklington Trust and Lockton are collaborating to host an event for blind and partially sighted people looking to improve their employment prospects.

The event will include: 

 

  • Insightful keynote speakers
  • Professional CV guidance
  • Mock interviews
  • Professional development workshops

 

This presents a great opportunity to meet new people in similar situation and receive professional development.

Lockton is the larges global independently owned insurance broker and their staff will be available to provide employment advice.

To express an interest in attending please sent your CV to Martin Sigsworth, Senior Employment Manager by 5th September martin.sigsworth@pocklington-trust.org.uk

Please advise if you have any dietary or access requirements, including being met at Aldgate tube station.

 

 


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UCL Interaction Centre

The UCL Interaction Centre is conducting research for the development of an accessible tool to help children with different visual abilities to learn basics of computer programming. 

Who: Children with different visual abilities between the ages of 6 and 11

Where: UCL Interaction Centre (Bloomsbury, London)

When:  1 x 2hour session between the 28th August and 12th September

What: We will ask your child (and a friend of their choice) to complete some basic programming activities using a series of physical blocks that can be used to play different melodies.

If interested please contact Giulia Barbareschi giulia.barbareschi.14@ucl.ac.uk or telephone +44 (0) 203108712

The project has received ethics approval from the UCL ethics committee.


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New Office and Resource Room!

Come and visit us in our new office and Resource Room.  We are settled into our new space - we are still at 3 Robin Hood Lane, Sutton, SM1 2SW but now residing on the ground floor of the building.  For more information about our forthcoming services or our Resource Room please call us 020 8409 7166.  We look forward to seeing you.

         


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London Borough of Sutton Reading Group

The next reading group for VI people will be held at Sutton Library, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, SM1 1EA on Friday 24th August. The group meet at 10.30a.m., you are welcome to join them.  For more details please contact Colin Todd via e-mail colin.todd@sutton.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

 


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Works For Me Employment Support Service

"Works for Me" is a joint venture between Thomas Pocklington Trust and London Vision South West.  It is open to all VI people aged between 18-65 who live, work or study in London.  

  • One to One advice
  • Groups led by people sharing their experiences of working with sight loss
  • Putting you in contact with other experts that can help, IT trainers, counsellors and self-employment advisors
  • Networking events put you in touch with other blind and partially sighted people who are in work or looking for work 
  • Sutton Vision will be hosting two sessions - Wednesday 8th August and Wednesday 12th September 10.00 a.m. - 4. 00 p.m.

For more information please contact Amardeep Tokhi on 07773 584028 or e-mail amardeep.tokhi@pocklington-trust.org.uk or alternatively contact Sutton Vision on 020 8409 7166 or e-mail info@suttonvision.org.uk to book an appointment.