Children & Young People Services

Our youth club offers exciting activities for children aged 8 to 18 with a visual impairment. And when school’s out for their holidays, they can enjoy some great days out with their new friends, family and younger siblings too!

All youth club members have a say in what they want to do, and this has included bowling, climbing, arts and crafts, cookery and goalball.  We’ve run day trips to Alton Towers, Gulliver’s Kingdom, The Heights of Abraham and Chatsworth Farm and Adventure Play Area.

While our children and young people are having fun, they’re also developing their self-esteem, confidence and independence in a safe environment. They share experiences and support each other, making new friends which helps reduce the risk of becoming isolated.

We also offer guidance, information and advice to families with visually impaired children of any age.

Our Youth Club meets at:

Derby: Every other Thursday from 6pm to 8pm.
Chesterfield: Once a month on a Thursday from 5.45pm to 7.45pm.
The venue depends on the activity.

Image showing young boy rock climbing

“I don’t want to go home. I have really enjoyed myself, thank you. Please could we do this activity again?” – Youth club member.

“This increase in confidence is particularly evident at school where my son is now happy and comfortable in alerting his teachers to when his is unable to see something, or asking for things to be enlarged when this is overlooked.” – Father of a youth club member.