Monthly Archives: August 2019

RNIB See Differently Awards 2019

RNIB: Nominations Open - See Differently Awards 2019

RNIB See Differently Awards 2019

About the awards

Building on the success of the Vision Pioneer Awards, the RNIB See Differently Awards recognise those who have gone above and beyond in supporting people with sight loss in the UK.

We know there are many people doing so much that deserves reward and recognition, the See Differently Awards look beyond sight loss professionals and celebrates all who dedicate their time, passion and skills to changing the world for blind and partially sighted people.

Our new awards celebrate all the contributions being made to break down the barriers faced by people with sight loss and rewards those creating opportunities that enable blind and partially people to live the life they want to lead.

The awards ceremony will be held at the prestigious Glaziers Hall, London Bridge on 26 November 2019.

Please submit the completed entry form by midnight on 13 September 2019
Nominate now

Entry tips:

  • Provide a clear outline of the nominees’ work or innovation (in line with the category criteria) and demonstrate how it benefits people who are blind or partially sighted.
  • Include the nominees’ biggest achievements, rather than simply listing all of their achievements; focus on the ones that have had major impact or success. If you have evidence, include it.
  • Include any useful information, such as how the nominee has overcome any challenges and, if applicable, give details on any  funding the nominee(s) have secured or successful collaborations they have formed.
  • Add images and video footage which can help to give context to your application. Please note that these may be used during the awards ceremony if you/your nominee are one of our finalists.
  • Write clearly and check your entry twice before submitting the application.
  • Finally, good luck and keep checking our website to see if you/your nominee make the shortlist in October.

Please submit the completed entry form by midnight on 13 September 2019

RNIB Vision Pioneer Awards 2017 event

You can read about previous RNIB Vision Pioneer Awards 2017 event to get an idea of what the awards might look like.


Free Horse riding – 29 Sept!

Free Horse riding - 29 Sept - have a go afternoon
Park Lane Stables, Park Lane, Teddington TW11 0HY
Various 2pm, 3pm, 4pm. - 1 Hour Sessions
07956 292 046
29th September 2019

Horse riding – 29 Sept – have a go afternoon!

Free horse riding sessions for blind and partially sighted people. Ideal for beginners with qualified RDA friendly instructors.

Event Details

  • Venue: Park Lane Stables, Park Lane, Teddington TW11 0HY
  • Date: 29 September Times: 2pm, 3pm, 4pm.  1 hour Sessions
  • Booking: Sessions must be booked in advance  Cost: Free
  • Contact: or 07956 292 046

 Meet and Greet: available from the nearest station (Teddington)


Coaching VI People Course!

Coaching People with a Visual Impairment - Total price: £8.99

 “What you need to know about coaching VI people of all ages and abilities”

Targeting all teachers at mainstream schools, colleges and universities, NGB’s, Local authorities, SDO’s, Active partnership, Sport England, UKA, Rehab workers, ECLO’s and the Leisure Industry.

Complete this course and you will feel more confident including people with a visual impairment in your sports and activity sessions.

Packed full of helpful tips, practical solutions and vibrant videos*, the 6 modules will increase your knowledge, assurance and skills to be able to coach people with a visual impairment.

Please note: Members of British Blind Sport can enjoy a 33% discount on this course. To get your discount code, contact British Blind Sport on 01926 424 247 or email<

All videos come with downloadable manuscripts to illustrate the video in further detail along with audio descriptions where possible.

For more information

In this course you will:

  •  Gain a greater understanding of sight loss and eye conditions
  • Explore practical solutions to barriers to participation and help meet individual needs
  • Explore some of the safety considerations to ensure a fully accessible and inclusive environment for people with a visual impairment.
  • Learn how to make adaptations to specific elements of session planning and delivery using the STEP model
  • Understand how to communicate effectively and guide the individual.
  • Plus, you will be able to print out the UK Coaching and British Blind Sport certificate confirming you have completed the course.

Coaching People with a Visual Impairment – Total price: £8.99

For more information –



Free Swimming Lessons – Southwark!

Free Swimming Lessons for Southwark residents Sept - Dec 2019

Southwark Council is offering Residents with Disabilities Free Swimming Lessons

Southwark Council has launched a 12-week trial of FREE swimming lessons for residents that don’t swim or need teacher support to regain their confidence in the water, running from September through to December 2019.

Dates:  trial course of lessons will start the week beginning 16th September – and places are limited!

The website that residents can view more information and register is

In summary people are eligible if they are:

  • A Southwark resident
  • Over 16yrs of age**
  • Non-swimmer (e.g. can’t swim from one side of the pool to the other)

[**Any person over 60yrs or 16+ with a disability will be able to access lessons scheduled at all pools, if aged 16-59yrs they will only be able to go to Peckham Pulse during the trial phase ~ Sep-Dec].

Where you can have free lessons**

  • Camberwell Leisure Centre, Artichoke Place, London SE5 8TS
  • The Castle Centre, 2 St Gabriel Walk, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 6FG
  • Dulwich Leisure Centre, 2b Crystal Palace Road, London SE22 9HB
  • Peckham Pulse Leisure Centre, 10 Melon Road, London SE15 5QN
  • Seven Islands Leisure Centre, 100 Lower Road, Rotherhithe SE16 2TU

The website that residents can view more information and register is

The timetable of available lessons can be accessed through the website above, and through this link. Important additional information can also be read on the website.

Attached is the marketing materials electronically, please let me know if hard copies would be useful for you as well.


Southwick Inclusive Workshop 29 Aug

Inclusive workshop with Access Sport 29 Aug
Giraffe House, Albany Road, London, SE5 0AH
6.30 pm - 8.00 pm
020 7993 9883.
29th August 2019

Southwick Inclusive Workshop with Access Sport

Access Sport is running an Inclusive workshop to encourage and support local community clubs to become inclusive of disabled young people.

About this Event

Come along to this workshop run by Access Sport to see how your sports club can become inclusive of disabled young people. Hear from us about how we can help support your club on this journey to become fully inclusive.

Event Details

Date: Thu, 29 August 2019   Time 18:30 – 20:00 BST

Venue: Giraffe House, Albany Road, London, SE5 0AH

You can sign up on Eventbrite with this link –

if anyone has any questions.

Contact: or

Access Sport’s disability inclusion Ignite programme works closely with local community clubs in London to develop their offer to be inclusive to all, ensuring young people with disabilities and/or long term health conditions have equal opportunities to participate in physical activity alongside their mainstream peers. Over the next three years we will be working across Greenwich, Southwark and Lewisham to support local community clubs and organisations to improve their inclusive sport and physical activity provision to include young deaf and disabled people and their families.

We will be hosting a short workshop for clubs and organisations. The aim of the workshop is to help you learn more about disability inclusive sport and physical activity. You will also find out how the Ignite project can support you to be more inclusive and develop your sporting offer to be inclusive to young people with disabilities.