The Outlook Trust is the only charity for blind and visually impaired children that organises and provides activity and residential breaks for blind, partially sighted children and young people with other disabilities.
Our regular programme of fantastic fun activities give children the opportunities that other organisations cannot provide.
The children love experiencing the same activities that fully sighted children take for granted, develop independent living and mobility skills, form long term friendships and most of all have FUN.
Feel the wind and the thrill of blind sailing, paddle across a lake in a double kayak, climb a tree, abseil down a rock face, take an exhilarating zip wire through the tree tops, scramble over river rocks in a gorge all with the supervision of expert and experienced guides.
Adventures that all kids love made accessible to the blind and visually impaired.
We are a charity for blind and visually impaired children with an ethos of teaching specific independent living and mobility skills. We provide respite for parents. We give children the opportunity to form and develop long-term friendships with other children with similar disabilities. We allow children to learn from one another. We allow children to learn about nature, physical geography, geology and the weather outside the classroom. We help nurture an appreciation of the beauty of and respect for nature and the outdoors.
Children develop self-confidence and self-esteem, team-building and about helping one another. We allow children the opportunity to challenge themselves and take risks in a safe, closely monitored environment. This is undertaken with the support of appropriately trained, selected instructors, teachers and carers with high levels of staff-child ratio and, where necessary, one-to-one support.
We provide equipment purchased specifically with visually impaired youngsters in mind, for example tandem bikes and double kayaks.
We encourage children to develop specific skills in the activities they undertake: climbing, kayaking, sailing, gorge scrambling, rafting and sailing to name but a few. We teach children how to use safety equipment correctly. We teach children how to keep safe. We offer children the opportunities to get dirty, wet and have fun.
Without the continued support of the individuals and organisations listed below we would not be able to provide any of our activities. We rely entirely on donations to fund our charitable Trust, and we are extremely grateful for the support and generosity of our supporters. Thank you very much!