Supporting each other through social distancing

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Adapting how we work

Given the impact of COVID-19 on the delivery of the charity’s work, VICTA is now working at reduced capacity. We are still active in the background moving things forward and planning future activities. We will do our best to keep you up to date with changes as and when they happen but please bear with us if things take a little longer than normal. This is especially true with respect to our grants programme.

If you need to contact us, please do so via email but remember we may not be able to get back to you straight away. If you don’t have the contact details of the member of staff you need, please email and we will direct your enquiry to the correct person.

For now, we would like to thank you for your understanding and patience. We would also like to thank those of you who shared messages of support, please keep in touch over the next few weeks.


We have been busy finding ways to provide support and keep in touch, here are some resources to keep you informed and connected.

Staying informed – organisations that can help during social distancing

For many of us it is a worrying time, so we want to stay in touch and share as much information to help as we can. Here you will find some organisations offering services and advice which you may find helpful.

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20 ways to spend time at home and stay in touch

20 ways to spend time at home and stay in touch

Staying at home doesn’t mean we can’t still connect and stay in touch. Keeping a structure to your day and giving yourself downtime and social interaction is really important. Here are some ideas of ways to stay socially, mentally and physically active from the comfort of your own home. 

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Positivity Project

Be part of the VICTA Positivity Project

Share with us something you make, that you believe could spread joy! This includes poetry, music, art, dance, photography and any other creative outlet. We will be sharing your entries on our social media so follow #VICTAPositivityProject. We feel it is important to all stay connected and are excited to come together with everyone to share our creativity.

Take part
VICTA Parent Portal

Resources for Parents and Families on the VICTA Parent Portal

We have scoured the web to bring together useful resources to help you through the Covid-19 pandemic. They have been categorised to make them easy to search including education, sport, nature and VI specific resources. You can also connect with other parents on the VICTA Parent Network Facebook group.

Visit the resource area

Follow the VICTA Young Ambassadors on social media

The Strive team will be posting updates to the social media feeds including blog stories, recipe ideas, exercises and general chat. Why not join in on Twitter as they complete the 30 Day Song Challenge?

Follow and connect here:

Twitter: @Strive_VICTA
Instagram: @Strive_VICTA

More about Strive

Science Competition with Microsoft and City, University of London

Imagine! You are a technology designer who leads a team of people who design and build apps. Your team is excited about many of the recent technology advances that allow you to recognise people, objects and text in the world. What app will your team build for the world? We want you to send us your videos!

Find out how to enter