Driving break

Date: 23 to 26 March 2018
Venue: Thorpe Woodlands Centre and Explore 4×4, Thetford
Age: 18 to 29 years
Cost: £75
Closing Date: 23 January 2018

VICTA are hosting our second driving break for young people aged 18 to 29 who are blind or partially sighted. Our base for the weekend will be the Thorpe Woodlands Adventure Centre which has been a popular location for previous VICTA youth breaks.

We will arrive at the adventure centre, which is hidden among the trees of Thetford Forest, on Friday evening when we will get to know each other and enjoy some social activities. On Saturday morning our group will head to ‘Explore 4×4’ for the driving experience. We will spend the day there and each participant will get a half hour driving spot, a chance to get behind the wheel of a 4×4 while in safe hands. The centre offer tailor-made courses for people with visual impairment, you can find out more about their experiences here: visit the Explore 4×4 web page >.

On the Sunday we will spend the day at Thorpe Woodlands taking advantage of the fantastic activities they have on offer, such as the high ropes course, zip wire and abseiling.

If you would like to apply to join us on this high action weekend and take your chance to get behind the wheel, please complete the application form below before 23 January 2018.


18+ Driving Break March 2018

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Note for applicants completing this form

After completion, if you have successfully submitted the form, you should receive a successful submission message. If you do not it may be because you have not completed a required field. Fields which have not been completed will then be marked with the message 'This is a required field' so you may wish to search this.

After your form has successfully gone through you will also receive notification via email. If you do not receive an email please contact the office on 01908 240 831 as there may have been a problem with your application.

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In order to ensure that activities are adequately staffed we need full and accurate information about all participants. Declaring any problems will not necessarily exclude you from being accepted on an activity but will enable us to put the appropriate support in place. Please note we reserve the right to refuse admission to the activity or ask a participant to leave the activity if the information given proves inaccurate or the conduct of the participant reaches an unacceptable level.

Applicant Details

The overall theme of this activity is about having fun, but we would like you to gain confidence and develop life skills through a programme of leisure, cultural and social activities. There may be times when you are expected to be fully independent and staff / volunteers will not be overseeing you (participants usually help each other at these times) e.g. moving between workshops or to the dining room. To help us plan our activities and staffing levels please describe your ability in the following areas:

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Photographs and video footage may be taken during our activities. VICTA may wish to use any photographs or video material taken during an activity for the future marketing, publicity and fundraising of activities.

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This form has been completed accurately and I undertake to update VICTA should any of the information in this form change.

a. I agree to take part in VICTA's activity and have read all the information sent to me.

b. I acknowledge the need to behave responsibly at all times during the activity.

c. I confirm that this form has been completed accurately and I undertake to update VICTA's organisers should any information contained on the form or personal circumstances change.

d. In the event of an emergency/accident, I consent to emergency medical treatment, which may include the use of anesthetics.

By signing this form you consent to VICTA using the information supplied for the purpose of administering the named event. All the information will be treated in the strictest of confidence and made available only to those staff working with the participant. Contact information will be retained and used for marketing of other relevant services.

I give consent for VICTA to carry out the following in accordance with the Data Protection Act (1998) and to store my personal information on VICTA's database and/or any other suitable system.

I agree to provide any relevant additional information such as my CVI with my application.

Once you have a place on the activity, you will be informed by email along with the other successful applicants. It is normal practice for us to CC all applicants so that you can all see who is attending and make contact if wished before the activity. If you do not wish us to share your email address with others on the email please tick the box below.

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