Live Life Go Further

During this time, RSBC recognise that you may be finding it difficult to keep occupied, stay active and connect with the community - So that’s why RSBC has moved online! We have put in place some virtual activities to keep you all engaged and connected. See below for what we have planned this week.

Our online sessions will be run via the communication app Zoom, which you may be familiar with at this time. All you need to do is download the Zoom app, either on a laptop or phone, click the link the meeting you will attend at the right time (which will be sent to those young people who have confirmed attendance) enter your name, which will appear on screen – it’s THAT easy, no need to sign up!

Please note: All sessions are password protected and moderated by RSBC staff, so are a fun, safe place for VI young people to connect.
To register your interest for virtual sessions or have any questions please contact enquiries@rsbc.org.uk. 

We’re really excited about what we’ve got coming up, and will be running virtual sessions weekly, to help support the young VI community at this time!

If you have any suggestions or questions, or if you have any trouble accessing the timetable, please don’t hesitate to let us know.

All Week - Employment Advice   
Lead Staff: Mark
Age: 16-25
Do you require some clarity about what employment currently looks like? The alternatives or what kinds of things we can be doing that will help us with employment when we get back to normal? Book to arrange a call and get the latest advice from our Employment Support Advisor providing 1:1 support.

 

Monday 2nd November

Assistive Tech – 3pm – 5pm
Lead Staff: Alex
Age: 8-25
Need help with apps, software and how to get the most out of technology during lockdown? Book a session with our Assistive Tech Officer providing 1:1 support.. 

Audio Book Club – 5pm – 6pm
Lead Staff: Jelani and Owain
Age: 11 – 25

Looking for a fun way to enjoy books and meet new people? Join our virtual sessions and enjoy listening to exciting audio books, intriguing podcasts and taking part in insightful discussions. Take a journey through new worlds and explore ideas in our audio book club.

 

Tuesday 3rd November

Sisterhood – 5pm – 6pm

Lead Staff: Sally and Lauren
Age: 16 – 25
Join the virtual Sisterhood Squad for open conversations, helpful tips, activities and a variety of discussion topics. To give you a taste, we will be covering, time management, exercise and diet, letter writing and poetry! Join Sisterhood to get talking to ensure that young VI women have the tools they need to build a positive relationship with themselves and others.

Creative – 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Lead Staff: Owain
Age: 8 – 25

Do you enjoy music, lyric writing, composing instrumental pieces? This is the place to be! Join our virtual Creative Group where you will learn new skills within the musical world, continue to excel and be able to showcase your amazing talents.

 

Wednesday 4th November

Sensory Story Time – 1pm – 2pm
Lead: Mandie
Age: 0 – 8

Join Mandie from the Families First team for Sensory Story time - dress to get messed and have fun. Feel free to bring along creative props to make the stories come alive!

Audio Book Club – 5pm – 6pm
Lead Staff: Jelani and Owain
Age: 11 – 25

Looking for a fun way to enjoy books and meet new people? Join our virtual sessions and enjoy listening to exciting audio books, intriguing podcasts and taking part in insightful discussions.

 

Thursday 5th November

Supper Club - 5pm - 6pm
Lead Staff: Jelani and Vivek
Age: 16 – 25

Grab some food and join us virtually to socialise and discuss your recent experiences as well as current and evolving topics in a safe and supportive space. 

7 O'clock Club - 7pm,-8pm
Lead Staff: Henshaws
Age: 14-25
Join this virtual group to connect with other VI young people, make friends and try new things. Contact marie.hansen@henshaws.org.uk to book your space!

 

Friday 6th November

Assistive Tech – 3pm – 5pm
Lead Staff: Alex
Age: 8-25
Need help with apps, software and how to get the most out of technology during lockdown? Book a session with our Assistive Tech Officer providing 1:1 support.

 

Saturday 7th November

Health and Well-being – 11am – 11:45am
Lead Staff: Lauren and Vivek
Age: 8-25
Join the RSBC workout squad & our fitness queen Lauren for a quick morning workout to boost your energy and start your day strong! Adapted to suit all abilities.

Creative – 12pm – 2pm
Lead Staff: Owain
Age: 8 – 25

Do you enjoy music, lyric writing, composing instrumental pieces? This is the place to be! Join our virtual Creative Group where you will learn new skills within the musical world, continue to excel and be able to showcase your amazing talents.

All Week - Employment Advice   
Lead Staff: Mark
Age: 16-25
Do you require some clarity about what employment currently looks like? The alternatives or what kinds of things we can be doing that will help us with employment when we get back to normal? Book to arrange a call and get the latest advice from our Employment Support Advisor providing 1:1 support.

 

Monday 9th November

Assistive Tech – 3pm – 5pm
Lead Staff: Alex
Age: 8-25
Need help with apps, software and how to get the most out of technology during lockdown? Book a session with our Assistive Tech Officer providing 1:1 support.

Audio Book Club – 5pm – 6pm
Lead Staff: Jelani and Owain
Age: 11 – 25

Looking for a fun way to enjoy books and meet new people? Join our virtual sessions and enjoy listening to exciting audio books, intriguing podcasts and taking part in insightful discussions. Take a journey through new worlds and explore ideas in our audio book club.

 

Tuesday 10th November

Sisterhood – 5pm – 6pm
Lead Staff: Sally and Lauren
Age: 16 – 25
Join the virtual Sisterhood Squad for open conversations, helpful tips, activities and a variety of discussion topics. To give you a taste, we will be covering, time management, exercise and diet, letter writing and poetry! Join Sisterhood to get talking to ensure that young VI women have the tools they need to build a positive relationship with themselves and others.

Creative – 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Lead Staff: Owain
Age: 8 – 25

Do you enjoy music, lyric writing, composing instrumental pieces? This is the place to be! Join our virtual Creative Group where you will learn new skills within the musical world, continue to excel and be able to showcase your amazing talents.

 

Wednesday 11th November

Audio Book Club – 5pm – 6pm
Lead Staff: Jelani and Owain
Age: 11 – 25

Looking for a fun way to enjoy books and meet new people? Join our virtual sessions and enjoy listening to exciting audio books, intriguing podcasts and taking part in insightful discussions.

Youth Forum – 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Lead Staff: Sally
CLOSED GROUP

 

Thursday 12th November

Supper Club - 5pm - 6pm
Lead Staff: Jelani and Vivek
Age: 16 – 25

Grab some food and join us virtually to socialise and discuss your recent experiences as well as current and evolving topics in a safe and supportive space. 

 

Friday 13th November

Parents Assistive Tech – 3pm – 5pm
Lead Staff: Alex
Age: 8-25

Welcoming parents who need help with apps, software and how to get the most out accessible features on your smartphones to support your children and young people! We cover many different things as there are a range of abilities. If you would like to make your tech work for you, you can do so by booking onto an assistive tech session with our Assistive Tech Officer; Alex.

 

Saturday 14th November

Health and Well-being – 11am – 11:45am
Lead Staff: Lauren and Vivek
Age: 8-25
Join the RSBC workout squad & our fitness queen Lauren for a quick morning workout to boost your energy and start your day strong! Adapted to suit all abilities.

Creative – 12pm – 2pm
Lead Staff: Owain
Age: 8 – 25

Do you enjoy music, lyric writing, composing instrumental pieces? This is the place to be! Join our virtual Creative Group where you will learn new skills within the musical world, continue to excel and be able to showcase your amazing talents.

 

 

All Week - Employment Advice   
Lead Staff: Mark
Age: 16-25
Do you require some clarity about what employment currently looks like? The alternatives or what kinds of things we can be doing that will help us with employment when we get back to normal? Book to arrange a call and get the latest advice from our Employment Support Advisor providing 1:1 support.

 

Monday 16th November

Assistive Tech – 3pm – 5pm
Lead Staff: Alex
Age: 8-25
Need help with apps, software and how to get the most out of technology during lockdown? Book a session with our Assistive Tech Officer providing 1:1 support.

Audio Book Club – 5pm – 6pm
Lead Staff: Jelani and Owain
Age: 11 – 25

Looking for a fun way to enjoy books and meet new people? Join our virtual sessions and enjoy listening to exciting audio books, intriguing podcasts and taking part in insightful discussions. Take a journey through new worlds and explore ideas in our audio book club.

 

 

Tuesday 17th November

Sisterhood – 5pm – 6pm
Lead Staff: Sally and Lauren
Age: 16 – 25
Join the virtual Sisterhood Squad for open conversations, helpful tips, activities and a variety of discussion topics. To give you a taste, we will be covering, time management, exercise and diet, letter writing and poetry! Join Sisterhood to get talking to ensure that young VI women have the tools they need to build a positive relationship with themselves and others.

Creative - 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Lead Staff: Owain
Age: 8 – 25

Do you enjoy music, lyric writing, composing instrumental pieces? This is the place to be! Join our virtual Creative Group where you will learn new skills within the musical world, continue to excel and be able to showcase your amazing talents.

 

Wednesday 18th November

Sensory Story Time – 1pm – 2pm
Lead: Mandie
Age: 0 – 8

Join Mandie from the Families First team for Sensory Story time - dress to get messed and have fun. Feel free to bring along creative props to make the stories come alive!

Audio Book Club – 5pm – 6pm
Lead Staff: Jelani and Owain
Age: 11 – 25

Looking for a fun way to enjoy books and meet new people? Join our virtual sessions and enjoy listening to exciting audio books, intriguing podcasts and taking part in insightful discussions

 

 

Thursday 19th November

Minds in Sight Local Meeting 5pm-6.30pm
Lead: Jelani
Age: 14 – 25

Let’s get to work! This November, the Minds in Sight Project sponsored by Erasmus is back and bringing you an exciting panel on Employment. We will have a wide and varied panel of experts eager to listen to you and your experiences surrounding employment and being VI. They are also there to share top tips and practices for finding the right job for you. Take advantage of this amazing opportunity to share your opinion and story with people who make those decisions and will empower you to make a difference.

 

Friday 20th November

Assistive Tech – 3pm – 5pm
Lead Staff: Alex
Age: 8-25
Need help with apps, software and how to get the most out of technology during lockdown? Book a session with our Assistive Tech Officer providing 1:1 support.

 

Saturday 21st November

Health and Well-being – 11am – 11:45am
Lead Staff: Lauren and Vivek
Age: 8-25
Join the RSBC workout squad & our fitness queen Lauren for a quick morning workout to boost your energy and start your day strong! Adapted to suit all abilities

Creative - 12pm – 2pm
Lead Staff: Owain
Age: 8 – 25

Do you enjoy music, lyric writing, composing instrumental pieces? This is the place to be! Join our virtual Creative Group where you will learn new skills within the musical world, continue to excel and be able to showcase your amazing talents.

All Week - Employment Advice   
Lead Staff: Mark
Age: 16-25
Do you require some clarity about what employment currently looks like? The alternatives or what kinds of things we can be doing that will help us with employment when we get back to normal? Book to arrange a call and get the latest advice from our Employment Support Advisor providing 1:1 support.

 

Monday 23rd November

Assistive Tech – 3pm – 5pm
Lead Staff: Alex
Age: 8-25
Need help with apps, software and how to get the most out of technology during lockdown? Book a session with our Assistive Tech Officer providing 1:1 support.

Audio Book Club – 5pm – 6pm
Lead Staff: Jelani and Owain
Age: 11 – 25

Looking for a fun way to enjoy books and meet new people? Join our virtual sessions and enjoy listening to exciting audio books, intriguing podcasts and taking part in insightful discussions. Take a journey through new worlds and explore ideas in our audio book club.

 

Tuesday 24th November

Sisterhood – 5pm – 6pm
Lead Staff: Sally and Lauren
Age: 16 – 25
Join the virtual Sisterhood Squad for open conversations, helpful tips, activities and a variety of discussion topics. To give you a taste, we will be covering, time management, exercise and diet, letter writing and poetry! Join Sisterhood to get talking to ensure that young VI women have the tools they need to build a positive relationship with themselves and others.

Creative - 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Lead Staff: Owain
Age: 8 – 25

Do you enjoy music, lyric writing, composing instrumental pieces? This is the place to be! Join our virtual Creative Group where you will learn new skills within the musical world, continue to excel and be able to showcase your amazing talents.

 

Wednesday 25th November

Audio Book Club – 5pm – 6pm
Lead Staff: Jelani and Owain
Age: 11 – 25

Looking for a fun way to enjoy books and meet new people? Join our virtual sessions and enjoy listening to exciting audio books, intriguing podcasts and taking part in insightful discussions. Take a journey through new worlds and explore ideas in our audio book club.

 

Thursday 26th November

Minds in Sight National Meeting 5pm-6.30pm
Lead: Jelani
Age: 14 – 25

Let’s get to work! This November, the Minds in Sight Project sponsored by Erasmus is back and bringing you an exciting panel on Employment. We will have a wide and varied panel of experts eager to listen to you and your experiences surrounding employment and being VI. They are also there to share top tips and practices for finding the right job for you. Take advantage of this amazing opportunity to share your opinion and story with people who make those decisions and will empower you to make a difference.

 

Friday 27th November

Parents Assistive Tech – 3pm – 5pm
Lead Staff: Alex
Age: 8-25

Welcoming parents who need help with apps, software and how to get the most out accessible features on your smartphones to support your children and young people! We cover many different things as there are a range of abilities. If you would like to make your tech work for you, you can do so by booking onto an assistive tech session with our Assistive Tech Officer; Alex.

 

Saturday 28th November

Health and Well-being – 11am – 11:45am
Lead Staff: Lauren and Vivek
Age: 8-25
Need help with apps, software and how to get the most out of technology during lockdown? Book a session with our Assistive Tech Officer providing 1:1 support.

Social Saturday - 11am - 12:30pm
Lead: Henshaws
Age: 11-25

Get social with other VI young people and challenge yourself: health & wellbeing workouts, beat boxing, games and more! Contact george.ferguson@henshaws.org.uk to book your space!

Creative – 12pm – 2pm
Lead Staff: Owain
Age: 8 – 25

Do you enjoy music, lyric writing, composing instrumental pieces? This is the place to be! Join our virtual Creative Group where you will learn new skills within the musical world, continue to excel and be able to showcase your amazing talents.

 

Monday 30th November

Assistive Tech – 3pm – 5pm
Lead Staff: Alex
Age: 8-25
Need help with apps, software and how to get the most out of technology during lockdown? Book a session with our Assistive Tech Officer providing 1:1 support.

Audio Book Club – 5pm – 6pm
Lead Staff: Jelani and Owain
Age: 11 – 25

Looking for a fun way to enjoy books and meet new people? Join our virtual sessions and enjoy listening to exciting audio books, intriguing podcasts and taking part in insightful discussions. Take a journey through new worlds and explore ideas in our audio book club.

 

There's a session for everyone! Here's a video we've put together of some of our young people singing as part of our Creative Group.

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