Looking back at 2020 at Vista, a year like no other! (Part 1)

Published on 21st December 2020 in General

It's been a challenging year for everyone at Vista! Over the next coupe of weeks, we'll be sharing some of our highlights and how we've been helping people with sight loss throughout Covid-19. 

Early Years Programme secures funding for a further two years

The programme is designed to observe and identify possible signs of sight loss problems with young children through play and our interactive resource pack.

Emma standing next to '30' balloons

Applegarth awarded CQC ‘Outstanding’ rating

Our Applegarth home turned 30 and was rated by CQC as ‘Outstanding’. Staff and residents at the Applegarth home, the leadership team and Trustee Paul Ryb gathered to celebrate Applegarth’s incredible ‘Outstanding’ rating and the home’s 30th birthday.

Picture of one of the children Vista supports and she is wearing a space costume.

Vista’s amazing maze day

In February, our Children and Young People’s team hosted an amazing maze day where we turned head office into a spaceship with a maze of cardboard boxes, inviting the children we support and their families to join us in our quest to search for our CEO who was kidnapped by Aliens.

The 2.6 challenge

Team Vista took part in the 2.6 challenge which was created to help support UK charities during this uncertain year. Staff, residents, and the people we support chose a challenge based on the number 26 or 2.6 from 26 yoga poses to exercising for 26 minutes a day.

Collage of Team Vista doing activities for the 2.6 challenge.

Vista’s Deafblind services team continued to go out into the local community

In May, our Deafblind services team worked tirelessly to ensure that they supported people so that they could still attend GP appointments.

Stay tuned for part 2 next week…

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