Welcome to the website of East London Vision (ELVis), an organisation established so that everyone living in East London experiencing, or at risk of, any form of sight loss, receives a high quality service relevant to their need and at a time appropriate for themselves.
East London Vision consists of the 7 geographical areas that naturally cover all of east London north of the Thames:
• Barking and Dagenham
• City and Hackney
• Tower Hamlets
• Waltham Forest.
On this website you will find: a variety of relevant news, links to local societies operating in the ELVis area, links to a range of regional and national agencies, notification of paid, voluntary and training opportunities in East London and details of how to contact us.
There are many ways to find out more about who we are and what we do. You can:
As with all charities, despite applying for a range of grants, commercial sponsorship and generating income through commissioned services, we rely heavily on the generosity of individuals to enable us to deliver the wide range of services to improve the quality of life for blind and partially sighted people. Having looked at this Website to see exactly what we do, if you would then like to make a donation, please follow this link - DONATE. Your generosity in allowing us to increase individual independence for people experiencing sight loss is very much appreciated.
We value your views and would welcome you helping us to improve the services available to the 10,000 people registered as blind, partially sighted or with a dual sensory loss in our geographical area and to the estimated 40,000 people who could be registered, but are not. Do contact us, either by telephone on 020 3697 6464, or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you provide services to the public, are you an employer, do you provide education or learning opportunities, or do you just want to interact more effectively with blind and partially sighted people?
If the answer to one or more of these questions is "yes", then we believe we can help through our Vision Impairment awareness training programme.
Our courses are not just "off the shelf" packages, but are tailored to the particular needs of the client. They are also delivered by blind and partially sighted people so that you get the "real" experience and, as well as providing specific information about sight loss, the training will help to improve your overall customer service.
"The interactive nature of your training made it really effective and all staff that attended said how beneficial it was because it was relevant to them."
To find out more, or to book a specific course, please contact Masuma Ali (CEO), via:
T: 020 3697 6464
M: 07952 658614
This section contains a brief bullet point list to show what East London Vision staff and volunteers have been up to during the last 7 days.
The following information is for week commencing 20th June :-
Attended Waltham Forest Vision Strategy Group
Attended Gentle Exercise session in Havering
Attended monthly meeting for SocialEyes
Attended Steering group meeting for ActivEyes
Attended Made in Hackney beginners cooking, which has been made possible by a grant from Hackney Council
A full list of current and past news items can be found on the News page, but below are the most up-to-date headlines:
Added 15th June: Beyond Barriers at Tate Britain
Added 13th June: Monthly tennis Camp for blind and partially sighted people
Added 7th June, Metro Blind Sport – ‘40th’ Anniversary Athletics Open 2016!
Added 3rd June, VIPON AT SOUTHEND
Added 23rd May, Vision Impaired bowls is coming to East London
Added 17th May: Introduction to Using Technology for the vision Impaired
Added 11 May, Ryan Jones's London Marathon Success
Added 9 May, Interested in Volunteering With Us?
Added 6 May, Free beginner and advanced cookery courses in Hackney
Added 5 May, Beyond Barriers trip to Sutton House and Victoria Park