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St Vincent’s School Visit

April 7th, 2016

IMG_1340CGRC and St Vincent’s School for Sensory Impaired Children have been working together, to share practice and skills.

An on-going initiative, to enhance service user knowledge and experiences, included a visit to the school. The visit gave both service users and staff from CRGC the opportunity to explore the school and experience first-hand ways in which the children are taught, through traditional, sensory and experiential learning styles.

Pictured left is the group visiting the beautiful chapel at the school.

 

VIAT – Well done Sue!

December 22nd, 2015

Well done Sue!

Sue Hopkins pictured below , first staff member to complete and receive our Visual Impairment Awareness Training Certificate.

Letter from Sue after completing course.

THIS IS HOW I FEEL ABOUT THE VISUAL IMPAIRMENT AWARENESS COURSE THAT I HAVE COMPLETED AND PASSED!

 The ignorance and prejudice that often informs some people’s attitude to those whose abilities differ from their own is constrained by lack of education. 

 The Visual Impairment Awareness Course deconstructs those subconscious social memes that reinforce difference and bring empathy and a more enlightened perspective.

 Although I have worked in the care sector for 30 years now, the course added invaluably to my skill-set, in bringing a greater insight and confidence working with visually impaired people.

 The core values of dignity, equality and independence is the fundamental challenge with a great and mutual reward.

 I have every expectation of the course becoming a prerequisite for those who wish to follow a career in care and a distinct asset for those in the public sector. This course is truly a must for all.

 Thank you Mike for giving me this opportunity.

Regards

Sue

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New Website Launched

February 25th, 2013

We are very pleased to announce the launch of our new Visual Rehabilitation Centre website. Along with a new look we have included some features that we hope will make visiting the site a quicker, easier and more interactive experience.