Monthly Archives: October 2018

VI Talk Link Day – 24 Nov!

VI Talk link day at the TPT Hub 24 Nov
Venue:
Pocklington Hub, Tavistock House South (Entrance D), Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9LG
Time:
10.00 am - 4.00 pm
Phone:
Date:
24th November 2018
Cost:
FREE


VI Talk are holding a second Link Day at the Pocklington Trust Hub.

So far we have confirmations from Amy Edgar from Transport for London and Roy Smith to speak at the event. There will be a free buffet lunch and refreshments throughout the day and also, time for networking, making friends and sharing experiences, information and support.

Date: Saturday November 24th.
Time: The event runs from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Venue:  Pocklington Hub, Tavistock House South (Entrance D), Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9LG
Contact: Please email info@vitalk.co.uk for a booking form.
VI talk website: http://www.vitalk.co.uk

 

New Young People’s Project: Merton!

Young People’s Project in Merton 29 Jan call 07792 395894!
  • Are you between 18-30 with a visual impairment?
  • Do you live in Merton or surrounding areas?
  • Would you like to attend a social group outside your working hours?

If your answers to the above questions are yes, then why not attend our focus group to help us make this happen?

This is a new project Merton Vision are running, but we need you to tell us what you want!

The aim is to make Merton Vision a more fun and exciting place for young people to visit.

To kick the project off, we would like to invite anyone from around the age range of 18-30 to attend a focus group to offer them the opportunity to give us feedback which will help us shape the project.

WHEN: Thursday 15th November, 6.30pm-8pm

WHERE: The Wibbas Down Inn (Wetherspoons) 6-12 Gladstone Road, Wimbledon, London SW19 1QT

FIRST DRINKS ARE ON US!

NEAREST STATIONS:   Tube: South Wimbledon  Train: Wimbledon

Bus: Wimbledon Station (The 219, 57, 131 and 93 buses stop here.)

If anyone requires assistance from any of these stations, please let us know as soon as possible. If you wish to attend, please contact:

Sophie Camara on: 07792 395894

Please circulate to anyone you think would be interested

 

Try Before You Bike adapted Cycles

Lambeth’s Try Before You Bike scheme now offering adapted cycles

Lambeth’s Try Before You Bike scheme now offering adapted cycles

original post by http://love.lambeth.gov.uk

We are now working with accessibility cycling charity Wheels for Wellbeing to make our Try Before You Bike project even more inclusive.

As per the try before you bike scheme, you still pay monthly to borrow the cycle until you pay it off just like our standard bikes, folders, and electric, but this time it is adapted to you.

Groundbreaking scheme

Isabelle Clement, Director of Wheels for Wellbeing (pictured) says:

“This scheme is groundbreaking and we are thrilled to be partnering with Lambeth Council and Peddle My Wheels to support people who need a non-standard cycling solution to get riding. The cost of non-standard cycling solutions can be prohibitive, so having the option to Try Before You Bike and to spread the cost if you decide you want to keep it are exactly what is needed. Because there are a lot of different options out there and it’s not easy to pop into a shop and just try them, we will be offering for people to book to come and try out any of our cycles at one of our inclusive cycling sessions. This will help narrow down the type of cycle they’d like to get.

They will also be able to book a follow-on, one to one session with one of our experienced instructors to discuss more specific adaptations, specific models etc. They might also choose to borrow one from us for a short time, to be entirely sure it suits their home circumstances like where to store it, etc. After that, if they want to go for it, it’s back to Peddle

My Wheels, who will order the cycle and take it from there with them.”

Do you like the sound of this?

We would love for everybody in Lambeth to experience the freedom of cycling in the borough for journeys and hope that this scheme will inspire people who may not have thought that cycling was for them.  If this sounds like it could be of interest to you or someone you know, the first step is to call Wheels for Wellbeing on 020 7346 8482 and book your visit.

 

Young People’s Project in Merton!

New Young People’s Project - Merton Vision
Venue:
The Wibbas Down Inn (Wetherspoons)
6-12 Gladstone Road, Wimbledon, London SW19 1QT
Time:
6.30 pm - 8 pm
Phone:
07792 395894
Date:
15th November 2018
Cost:
First Drinks are on Us!
Contact:


  • Are you between 18-30 with a visual impairment?
  • Do you live in Merton or surrounding areas?
  • Would you like to attend a social group outside your working hours?

If your answers to the above questions are yes, then why not attend our focus group to help us make this happen?

This is a new project Merton Vision are running, but we need you to tell us what you want!

The aim is to make Merton Vision a more fun and exciting place for young people to visit.

To kick the project off, we would like to invite anyone from around the age range of 18-30 to attend a focus group to offer them the opportunity to give us feedback which will help us shape the project.

WHEN: Thursday 15th November, 6.30pm-8pm

WHERE: The Wibbas Down Inn (Wetherspoons) 6-12 Gladstone Road, Wimbledon, London SW19 1QT

FIRST DRINKS ARE ON US!

NEAREST STATIONS:   Tube: South Wimbledon  Train: Wimbledon

Bus: Wimbledon Station (The 219, 57, 131 and 93 buses stop here.)

If anyone requires assistance from any of these stations, please let us know as soon as possible. If you wish to attend, please contact:

Sophie Camara on: 07792 395894

Please circulate to anyone you think would be interested

 

Metro AGM Friday – 30 Nov!

Metro AGM 2018
Venue:
Union Jack Club, Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8UJ
Time:
6.00 pm - 8.30 pm
Phone:
07508 958 927
Date:
30th November 2018
Cost:
Free


We have some great raffle prizes this year, including a cricket bat signed by England versus Pakistan Test Series, and for those “adrenaline-fueled members” out there “a bungee jump” donated by Red Letter Days, so do join us at The AGM to get some raffle tickets and have a chance of winning one of these great prizes!

The Metro Staff and the Trustees are all looking forward to meeting and catching up with you at this year’s rapidly approaching Annual General Meeting.

Thanks to all those members who have already responded, for those that have not yet had a chance to do so, the deadline to book your place and food at the AGM is the 23rd November 2018.

To avoid disappointment, it is important that you let Martin Symcox know by Friday 23rd November if you will be attending, and any dietary requirements, so sufficient food can be organised.

Martin’s contact details:
Email: martin.symcox@metroblindsport.org
or Telephone: 07508 958 927

Metro Blind Sports Annual General Meeting Event details:
Date: Friday 30th November 2018  Time: 18:00 to 20:30  Cost: Free
Venue: Union Jack Club, Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8UJ
The main entrance is directly opposite Waterloo station

Please find below a download link to this year Annual report. Expenditure for each sport will be explained in more detail at the AGM on the 30th November.

Download Link to Annual report: http://bit.ly/MBSAnnualReport17-18