Croydon Voluntary Association for the Blind (Croydon Vision) has been established since 1923. We provide a range of services and activities to help people of all ages who are blind or partially sighted to live as independent, confident and fulfilled lives as possible. Our focus at Croydon Vision is providing individuals with sight-loss a safe space and a welcoming community.
We provide various activities at Bedford Hall, Croydon Vision and at our New Addington premises to encourage members to interact with one another and to learn different skills. Our services are available to all ages, ensuring we meet the needs of our members throughout all stages of their lives working with children from 3 years old to adults and the Over 65's. Croydon Vision runs 13 group activities a week as well as 6 professional services that range from dance, yoga, pottery, art, music appreciation, employment advice, counselling, Advice & Information (A & I), low vision clinic, IT training and a daily lunch service. These activities are the lifeline for many of our members as they look forward to catching up with friends; gaining new skills and keeping up to date with local news.
Our aims include:
• A member 1st approach, allowing members to shape their own future with support from our services
• To regularly evaluate and find ways of improving our facilities and services, making sure it is fit for purpose and to meet members needs
• To reach out to as many people who would benefit from services at Croydon Vision
• To continue to build lasting relationships with partners, the local community and businesses in order to promote awareness and potential funding for our organisation
• Development of a sustainable plan, going beyond compliance; to drive positive change by influencing from grass root to strategic level