First Give Competitiion
Thanks go to Y8 pupils at Carshalton Boys Sports College for all their hard work, imagination and inspiration as they participated in the First Give Competition to raise funds for Sutton Vision as part of their Citizenship Project. Jacqui attended an evening at the school where all the pupils presented their projects to a team of judges. Unfortunately Sutton Vision haven't been awarded the prize but we would like to congratulate Jacob, Adam, Joshua, Ciaran, Harrison, Blake, Aaron, Ben and Lewis from 8R for their hard work. Their teacher said how proud she is of the boys, their passion and determination to challenge themselves shone through. We would like to share with you the poem the boys wrote:
Once I saw the sun beating above the sea
Once I saw a bug flying like a bee
Once I read a book but now the book reads to me
Now I only feel the motion of the waves from the ocean
Now I only hear the buzz from the bug like bee
Now I only hear the voice from the book that reads to me
I'm blind and I can no longer see
But Sutton Vision was there for me.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018
With effect from 25th May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect.
Sutton Vision is committed to compliance with the requirements. Our policy is written in line with the Act and aims to ensure that everyone handling personal data is fully aware of the requirements and acts in accordance with procedures. The policy is relevant to employees, volunteers and Trustees.
The purpose of the Act is to protect rights and privacy and to ensure that information is not processed without people's knowledge, and wherever possible, their consent. SV is legally registered with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) to undertake data controlling.
All staff, volunteers and Trustees who process personal information are responsible for complying with the requirements of the Act and wil all aspects of our policy which is currently being updated to comply with GDPR.
During the next few months SV will be making contact with cllients registered on our database to seek consent to hold information and update said information. For further information please telephone 020 8409 7166 or e-mail email@example.com
"Works For Me" Programme
The Thomas Pocklington Trust in partnership with Sutton Vision "Works For Me" programme provides expert employment advice for blind and partially sighted people. We can help with getting work or retaining your existing job.
"Works For Me" is open to all VI people who live, work or study in London between the age of 18-65.
- One to one advice from our employment expert. Available by phone/e-mail/face to face
- Groups led by people sharing their experience of working with sight loss
- Putting you in contact with other experts that can help. IT trainers, counsellors and self-employment advisors
- Our networking events put you in touch with other blind and partially sighted people who are in work or looking for work
Interested? Please contact Amardeep Tokhi firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07773 584028 for more information.
Professional Vision Services & British Wireless for the Blind Demo Day
Come along to our Low Vision Demo Day on Thursday 26th April 10.00 - 2.30 here at Sutton Vision, 3 Robin Hood Lane, Sutton SM1 2SW. Telephone Vanessa 020 8409 7166 to book your appointment.
See the latest products, video magnifiers, talking CCTV, reading machines, handheld devices and specially made radios, New 2018 - Bumblebee is an easy to use app specially designed to give VI listeners simple, portable access to a huge range of internet audio content.
Royal National College for the Blind
The RNC is working in partnership with the FA to run an England Talent Day specifically for VI footballers. Anyone who has played football and is registered blind or partially sighted can attend on Saturday 14th April 2018, 10.30 - 1.30.
Budding footballers will be split into two age categories: 7 - 11 years and 12 - 16 years.