BlindAmbition Takes Over the Working Age Forum (WAF)
BlindAmbition is pleased to announce that it will be taking over the running of the Working Age Forum (WAF) for Visually Impaired People endorsed by the RNIB. The forum is a relaxed, sociable space for visually impaired people to meet, learn and inspire each other to achieve their best lives. The forum has been run for many years by London Vision but recent strategic changes have required a new home. Blind Ambition is extremely grateful to London Vision for its dedication in running this valuable support network and is honoured by the opportunity to continue this work and broaden it to cover the entire UK.
BlindAmbition has been working with the RNIB, Shaw Trust and other leading disability empowerment organisations over the last two years to help blind and partially sighted people get into work with a series of employment webinars aimed at every aspect of the employment journey, from CV writing, to interview techniques and harnessing government support available. Alongside this we offer one2one coaching to help people with their employment journey. Each month there will also be a 5 minute slot in which we put the limelight upon an “VIP of the month” to share their story and success as well as, tips on technologies and other topics of interest for the forum. The WAF builds on this existing partnership to further help support blind and partially sighted people. It will continue every second Wednesday each month from 6-7pm on zoom while we consult with members on how best to develop the concept. We will be looking to develop the WAF further to enhance skills with rebuilding, revitalising, reskilling, redirecting and recruitment in your employment journey.
Seema Flower the MD of BlindAmbition who is also registered blind said,
“At BlindAmbition we’re extremely excited to be helping blind and partially sighted people to find work and the rewards that come from it. We mustn’t forget that we’re helping people. Everyone has dreams and ambitions which is why it’s so exciting when participants share their success stories and you see how much impact a little care and support can have in people’s lives.”
BlindAmbition helping blind and partially sighted people achieve their dreams.
For more information about WAF, go to the BlindAmbition website.