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Monday, June 26, 2017

National Association of Housing for Visually Impaired

The National Association of Housing for Visually Impaired (NAHVI) was formed to address the long term needs of young people with a visual impairment who may also have an additional disability e.g. learning, hearing or physical and have complex needs as a result of social, cultural, economic or emotional factors.

Our houses:

  • are located in areas with good amenities such as shops and leisure facilities
  • are in proximity and have ease of access to public transport enabling them to get to and from destinations of their choice
  • are accessible; the physical environment and décor of each house will take into account the needs of those living there, for example, choice of equipment, furnishing and the use of lighting, contrast and tactile materials
  • have the staffing and resources to enable residents to live as full a life as possible, ensuring that each of them has the level of support he/she requires in order to achieve their fullest potential

Individual needs are met and sourced within the community. Access as appropriate to local services and health care and other specialist services as required.

Activity in Houses

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Swimming
  • Horse riding
  • Music
  • Daily living
  • Skills such as household chores
  • Cool Rockers Club
  • Baking
  • Cooking
  • Braille
  • IT
  • Money management

 

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