ESRC festival of social science

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventCommunity engagement event

Date

10 Nov 2017

Participants

Description

Rachel Hewett - Organiser

Graeme Douglas - Organiser

Mike McLinden - Chair

Supporting young people with vision impairment through post-16 transition.

The purpose of this event was to bring together academics from VICTAR, Heads of Services from Local Authority Sensory Support Services, and professional association ‘VIEW’ to promote the development of evidence-based post-16 transition support.

The event had two objectives: 1) disseminate findings from an ongoing longitudinal qualitative study which has been tracking the post-16 transition experiences of 80 young people with visual impairment for 7 years; 2) create opportunity for Heads of Service to discuss how findings of the study can inform service provision and to share examples of good practice in relation to the reforms. This discussion was supported by VIEW who will also be facilitating the dissemination of the outcomes of the meeting.

We targeted leaders in the field by inviting Heads of Service from Local Authority Sensory Support Services to participate in the event and exceeded our target number of delegates of 20.
10 Nov 2017

ESRC festival of social science

Duration1 Nov 2014 → …
CountryUnited Kingdom

Event: Other