West Telford Visual Impaired Person Group

 

Tel: 01952 250110


If you have a Visual Impairment why not join the West Telford VIP Group 
We Help Ourselves! 


 

The Group was set up in 2007 with just 3 Members and now 8 years later we have over 30 active members. 

The Group is run by our visually impaired members and their Carers to insure we get the services and information that our Group needs. Being run by the members ensures we accommodate the activities we want to take part in, the resources we may need, all provided in a discreet manor.

You may have lost some or all of your sight; but we believe that need not stop you from getting out and about enjoying yourself with others. We sometimes go on what could be called expeditions on public transport, but more about this later.  

Our area of membership covers the Telford Area, with ages from 18 & over welcome. Our current membership range in age from mid 40’s to young at heart 80’s, with the majority under 65. Membership has an annual fee of £5 and a monthly meeting fee of £1 (which includes a raffle ticket)


 

So if you are a VIP - a Visually Impaired Person - we would love to hear from you!
By joining any one of the listed Groups you will meet people with similar problems, from who you can learn where to go to get the results you may be looking for, along with the opportunity to make new friends.
The West Telford VIP Group meets on the first Thursday in the month, 12.30pm at Meeting Point House, Telford Town Centre.  

For more information, please contact Ken on 01952 250110, Hayley on 01952 501437 or Jenny on 01952 433276
 
 

As in 2016, before we start our monthly meeting, we will be taking a walk around one of the variety of trails in Telford Town Park. This will be lead by a Representative of Telford & Wrekin Leisure Department, with a limited number of Volunteer Sighted Guides to assist us. Bringing your own carer would be most welcome and guarantee your place on the walk. 

The duration of this leisurely walk will take around one hour. Come & join us at 10:30 am in front of Meeting Point House.   There will then be a half hour break before our normal Monthly meeting for Lunch.
 
Group meeting picture

Diary Dates
As a Group we try to get speakers on a variety of subject
s as wide ranging as possible, as well as getting out & about as much as we can.  

January February March  April  

The Program for 2017 is coming together, so keep an eye on our Web Site for details, or better still come along to one of our meetings. 

January

Friday 27th January. Winters Day Out organised by sight loss Shropshire at Shrewsbury football club. Transport times: 10:15 Telford bus station, 10:30 Wellington bus station.

February  

Thursday 2nd, 12:30 pm, VIP Monthly Meeting, Meeting Point House, Telford Town Centre. This will be the Opportunity  for Members to state  there wishes for Trips  via  Train or Coach  to various  places of interest, type of speaker  desired,  i.e. Speaker  who had or has  an  Interesting  Occupation,  or Hobby alternatively,  Speaker  with Information that could be of use to Members in their daily life,  we will also discuss the Program for the Planned  trip to the Mary  Rose, details of this  has already been posted to you.  


 

March


Thursday 2nd, 
12:30 pm VIP Monthly Meeting, Meeting Point House, Telford Town Centre. Speaker from Health Watch stating their role within the health service including Hospitals, Doctors Surgery, Opticians, Homes for the elderly etc. Come along and learn more. 

Thursday 30th March to Saturday 1st April. trip to Portsmouth to see Mary Rose. travel by train for this 3 day event. Details of alternatives to whole day on Dockyard discussed.


 

April

Thursday 6th, AGM we will then follow up with a quiz prepared by Pat, that has been enjoyed so much by members in the past.

 

 
The West Telford VIP Group serves Wellington, Hadley, Trench, High Ercall, Cold Hatton, Dawley, Madeley, Ironbridge, Telford Town Centre, Priorslee and all communities in between.

Contacts

To find out more call either Ken on Telford 250110, Hayley on 501437 or Jenny on 433276 . If there is no reply please leave your name and a contact phone number on the answer service.
It's up to you to make the next move. Just pick up the telephone and give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you
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Further Resources

Site Loss Shropshire, helping and supporting blind and visually impaired people in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin 

www.sightlossshropshire.org.uk

Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin Community Council

Meeting Point House where we meet every month!



West Telford Visual Impaired Person Group