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 15th August :-
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 24th August: Living with Sight Loss course to be held at ELVis Offices
Added 24th August: Free Gym Session for Disabled Adults in Hackney
Added 23rd August: ELVIS Vision Impairment Awareness Training Pool applications open
Added 23rd August: Inclusive Fitness Day at YMCA in Romford
Added 19th August: Chess club starting in Bromley by Bow
Added 19th August: Fun and engaging exercise sessions for ELVis service users
Added 19th August: RLSB Blindfold and Guide Running Taster Sessions at Lee Valley VeloPark
Added 15th August: Cooking course for East London Vision service users
Added 12th August: Access Technology Surgeries in Wanstead with Graham Page
Added 12th August: Know how to use your Eye Drops
Added 12th August: Upcoming Sporting Events
Added 29th July: ELVis Newsletter
Added 18th July: Information about some Exercise Sessions being held by an organisation called FAB
Added 1st July: Our very own Bhavini wins award from Prime Minister!
Added 15th June: Beyond Barriers at Tate Britain
Added 3rd June: VIPON at Southend
Added 23rd May: Vision Impaired bowls is coming to East London!
Added 11th May: Ryan Jones's London Marathon Success