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Mobility Service (Joseph Clarke Service for Visually Impaired)

What is this service?

The Joseph Clarke Mobility Service  works with children, young people, their parents/carers and staff to ensure safe movement and travel.  This may be within the home, school, college or outside, such as in the playground, travelling to school, going on school trips.  The service is also able to provide support for children and young people to develop, when appropriate, independent travel skills for example, going to the local shops, using public transport and independent living skills.

The mobility service can also provide advice to schools as to how best to adapt their environment to meet the needs of the visually impaired pupil.

The following support can be provided:

  • Sighted Guide training
  • Long cane training
  • Route training
  • How to use public transport
  • Advice and support on independent living skills
  • Undertake an environmental audit of a setting
  • Classroom familiarisation

Who is it for?

Children and young people with a visual impairment learn mobility skills to be become safer and more independent when moving and travelling around.

 

Who to contact

Contact
Anne Webster
Telephone
020 8531 8361
E-mail
jcservice@josephclarke.waltham.sch.uk
Website
www.whitefield.org.uk/jc

Where to go

Name
Joseph Clarke Service
Address
Macdonald RoadLondonE17 4AZ
Postcode
E17 4AZ

When is it on?

Time/date
8.30am – 4.30pm throughout the year

Other Details

Cost Details
No cost to parents/carers/schools within Redbridge
Ages
Under 1, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
Referral Details

Open referral system.  Parents, carers, schools are welcome to contact us.  Referral forms available from the website.

How to access this service: By contacting Anne Webster, Deputy Head of the Joseph Clarke Service via telephone or email.

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