East London Vision (ELVis)

East London Vision (ELVis)

At a glance


  • Physical disabilities

Other details

Geographical remit: 


East London Vision provides services to blind and partially-sighted people resident in

  • Barking & Dagenham
  • City & Hackney
  • Havering
  • Newham
  • Redbridge
  • Tower Hamlets
  • Waltham Forest

Our work is person-centred and our aim is to enhance and link vision impaired services and organisations throughout East London improving the quality of life for blind and partially sighted people.  We achieve our aims by ensuring that positive change occurs for every individual in at least one of the following areas:

  • Emotional well-being
  • Social inclusion
  • Daily living
  • Health (both eye health and physical health)
  • Economic well-being
  • Empowerment


We organise and assist our local groups to organise trips to various locations which in the past have included; Tate Britain; Capel Manor, Folkestone and Southend as well as boat trips and barbeques

We hold introductory multi-sports activity days that enable vision impaired people to try out a wide range of activities in a safe environment, run by qualified coaches.  Recent sports have included: athletics, football, tandem bike riding and tennis.  All participants are offered the opportunity to continue playing sport through organisations such as Metro Blind Sport or by being signposted to inclusive local clubs.

We run a variety of training courses covering topics aimed at anyone who wishes to offer a high quality service to blind and partially-sighted people.  Courses include: Basic Vision Impairment Awareness; sighted guiding; effective communication and accessible equipment

We offer access technology and advice training which includes accessing mobile phones, tablets, computers and any other technology.

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