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