Access Unlimited For Families in Wales
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What is Access Unlimited?
Access Unlimited is a fantastic project from 2022 to 2024 that will support blind and partially sighted children, young people and their families in Wales.
You will be able to benefit from a range of services we at RSBC have on offer, and we’ll also be working with our partners to make sure that youth organisations across Wales can include blind and partially sighted children in their range of activities.
View and/or download the RSBC Access Unlimited – Wales leaflets:
In English: In Welsh:
What do the Access Unlimited services include?
Advice and support for families
You can benefit from our Family Support Service called Families First.
The service includes an Advice Officer who can help with any benefits or funding applications. It also includes Family Practioners who support children and young people (0-25), parents/carers and the whole family at times when things can feel difficult, such as diagnosis, deterioration of vision, key school transitions or family difficulties.
The support is confidential and tailored to you and your family, focussing on your emotional well-being.
View and/or download the RSBC Families First – Wales leaflets:
In English: In Welsh:
Online activities and support for children, young people and their families
Children, young people and parents/carers can join others online to be part of RSBC’s activities and programmes including:
- Social events
- Post 16 and Employment support
- Information and Advice
- Assistive Technology
How can me and my family access the Access Unlimited services?
You can contact us or any of our partners about inclusive activities for blind and partially sighted children and young people.
Please add your contact details here and we’ll get in touch and make sure you can access the service you choose.
We work in partnership with local community services
RSBC works with local partners to help youth organisations across Wales be more inclusive offering activities for blind and partially sighted children. Let us know if you would like to ensure any community services local to you become more inclusive and need some support to do that and we can get in touch!If you would like more information on how your youth activities could be more inclusive for visually impaired young people whilst gaining an accredited qualification, go to our Capacity Building Training page.
What is the aim of the Access Unlimited project ?
- Empower families across Wales with skills, knowledge and support mechanisms (peer groups, statutory support, networks) to fully support their child’s development.
- Ensure that systemic support for families across Wales is embedded within local service provision, reflected in referral or other partnership agreements established with stakeholders in at least 50% of Unitary Authority areas by project end.
- Equip youth organisations across Wales to cascade learning to grassroots organisations, enabling inclusion of blind and partially sighted children and young people in local youth provision.
- Ensure that blind and partially sighted children and young people across Wales are involved with local community-based activities that will reduce isolation and increase their confidence and independence.
Need more information?
For further information then please contact:
• Kim Pearson by phone on 07872 835 972 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
• Ellie Russell by phone on 07990 530557 or email at Ellie.Russell@rsbc.org.uk
Our funders and partners
The Access Unlimited project is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund – Wales
RSBC are delighted to be working in partnership with:
- North Wales Society for the Blind
- Vision Support
- Wales Council of the Blind
- Council for Wales of Voluntary Youth Services Council
- Boys and Girls Clubs of Wales