Welcome to Croydon Vision…
supporting people with sight loss.
The Croydon Talking Newspaper is a weekly audio version of the Croydon Advertiser edited and read by Roger Bing. It is also accompanied by a local audio magazine read by a rota of presenters. The link will take you to a player that will allow you to listen to both parts.
It has been great meeting many of you; getting to know people, and hearing about your thoughts, your ideas and the challenges within the organisation. I have been hugely impressed by the enthusiasm and commitment there is for our members and for promoting the great work by Croydon Vision.
I have worked within the voluntary sector for some years having transitioned from the private sector. I have a passion and drive to promote social action, empowering and supporting individuals and organisations to inform and influence society. My background is business and financial management with experience in operations, strategic management and team development. (more…)
When I leave at the end of January I will have been with you for 7 months. This has been a mere moment in the history of Croydon Vision but an interesting and eventful time for me.
Newcomers to Croydon Vision comment on the warm welcome they receive and this was certainly my experience, too. There is something organic about the place with members, volunteers, trustees and staff mingling freely to get things done. In my view we are already delivering an impressive and appropriate range of services to local visually impaired people. The flip-side of our informal and flexible approach, however, is that more formal systems, procedures and processes are not as well developed as they could be
It has been my responsibility to implement the staff review initiated by Jeff Page and the last few months have seen substantial change. Inevitably it has been unsettling as we say farewell to staff who have contributed so much, over many years. As one door closes, however, another opens and we have also welcomed new colleagues who have brought fresh energy and new ideas. (more…)
Alex Pepper from Pocklington Trust has just got a new guide dog.
While he was training he helped make a video.
The video gives a bit of insight to the training itself as well as brief interviews with both Dan and Alex