Sources of support and useful information during the Corona Crisis

We have compiled this list of sources of support and useful information during the Corona Crisis, this list will be updated when we get more information to add. If you require support to access any services, please contact us and we will do our best to get you registered. Eye Clinic Liaison Officer Service The […]

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF SERVICES – CORONA VIRUS: AN UPDATE!

At KVIN, the wellbeing of our service users, volunteers and staff is always our priority. Given the rapidly developing situation in relation to corona virus, we want to share the following information with you. As of Wednesday, 18th March 2020, KVIN will be suspending all face to face services across all our 3 sites. This […]

Visual impairment charity receives quality award from Volunteering Kirklees

A charity providing peer support to help visually impaired people make the most of technology such as Amazon Alexa and Google Home to enhance their daily lives has received a quality award. Kirklees Visual Impairment Network (KVIN) has been recognised with a Kirklees Volunteering Quality Award for its good practice in volunteering. Award panel members […]

KVIN celebrates International Womens Day

It is March 8th, International Women’s Day and KVIN are celebrating the contributions made by women across society and within our organisation. But what really makes the women involved with KVIN tick? We posed the following question to our female volunteers and service users; ‘Ok ladies, with International Women’s Day approaching which apps/website/act of doing/item […]

KVIN lead the way with Inclusive Volunteering Training

KVIN team up with Third Sector Leaders and Volunteering Kirklees to offer a bespoke ‘Inclusive Volunteering with a Visual Impairment’ training course recently. On Friday 28th February our volunteer coordinator Claire, accompanied by sight impaired volunteers Sam and Aisha led a training session for workers and volunteers of other Kirklees third sector organisations. The aim […]

All Welcome

At Kirklees Visual Impairment Network we pride ourselves in offering everyone a warm welcome, and that’s not just restricted to Kirklees residents. In the last few years we have also welcomed people from the following areas to our services, events and drop in sessions; Calderdale Wakefield Leeds Bradford Harrogate Manchester Oldham and we have even […]