Date: 11 to 16 May 2018
Venue: Rome, Italy (Accommodation TBC)
Age: 18 to 29 years
Cost: £375
Closing Date: 13 February 2018

VICTA is hosting a cultural city break to Italy’s fascinating capital, Rome. The city boasts famous architecture, ancient ruins and sites of outstanding historical interest, all within a bustling, metropolitan centre. 

The trip is being organised by Seable Holidays who, with an in-depth knowledge of the city and its historical wonders, are creating a wonderful tailor-made itinerary for our group to enjoy.

We will meet at Luton Airport on Friday 11 May 2018 before flying to Rome early Friday evening. 

Once settled into our accommodation we will spend the next few days exploring the sites with a walking tour of Rome and visits to the Colosseum and Roman Forum. We will also enjoy a tour of the world famous Vatican City and spectacular Saint Peter’s Basilica. No trip to Italy would be complete without experiencing the mouth-watering cuisine and we will sample all the Roman delights with an authentic Italian food tour and trip to the farmers market.

There will be some free-time away from our busy itinerary allowing our group to explore museums, galleries and the city’s shops at their leisure. Our accommodation is yet to be confirmed but will be located in central Rome, with rooms based on two people sharing a twin room with breakfast included.

If you would like to apply to join us on this exciting cultural excursion and experience Roman history first-hand, please complete the application form below before 13 February 2018.

Why apply?

  • A great opportunity to meet other visually impaired people your age
  • Grow in confidence through semi-independent international travel
  • Explore and learn about the rich culture, history and heritage of this world renowned city
  • Increase your mobility and independence skills
  • A chance to learn and practice some basic Italian
  • Gain all of this while having a fun week in a supportive, encouraging environment

Who can apply?

You must be:

  • Blind or partially sighted
  • At least 18 years old on 11th May 2018
  • Aged 29 or under on 16th May 2018
  • Willing and physically able to take part in walking tours over uneven ground, including steps
  • Able to maintain your own personal hygiene
  • Have attended a previous UK based VICTA activity

Rome Application Form

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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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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. To help us plan our activities and staffing levels please describe your ability in the following areas:

In order to ensure that activities are adequately staffed we need full and accurate information about all participants. 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.

Photographs and Filming

Photographs and video footage may be taken during our activities. These will be used to create photo albums both on our website and on social media after the activity to share with family and friends and to promote the activity. VICTA may also use any photographs or video material taken during an event for the future marketing, publicity and fundraising of activities.

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To be signed by the applicant or a responsible person.

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 and to be respectful, not only towards staff and volunteers, but also to my fellow participants. I understand that any poor behaviour on my part may result in me being asked to leave the activity (at my own cost). In addition, if I experience or witness anything that gives me cause for concern, I agree to inform a member of VICTA staff immediately.

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.

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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