Project Description

Forest
  • When: 13 to 16 March 2020

  • Who: 18 to 29 years

  • Location: Thetford Forest

  • Cost: £90

  • Closing Date: 17 January

VICTA is looking for young individuals who would like to take a break from the stresses of everyday life. Join us among the patchwork of pines, heathland and broad leaves of Thetford Forest, Norfolk. Themed around wellbeing, the weekend will balance indoor and outdoor activities including yoga, forest walks, arts and crafts and canoeing. Everything has been designed to leave you feeling refreshed and energised.

We will be staying in Thorpe Woodland’s new escape pods: comfortable, cosy and warm, the pods are the perfect backdrop to getting back to nature and taking a break from the hustle and bustle. Camping facilities include campfire circles, outdoor sinks with hot water and modern shower/toilet blocks. We will be making full use of the campfires in the evening, to not only cook our food but to sit around and toast marshmallows.

As ever, VICTA trips are no holiday; you will have a relaxing yet busy weekend, not only trying new activities and experiences but meeting new people too.

Why apply?

  • A break from the stresses of everyday life
  • Opportunity to try wellbeing activities
  • Spend a weekend immersed in nature
  • Great opportunity to meet other visually impaired young adults
  • Increase your mobility and independence skills
  • To accelerate new friendships
  • To enhance own confidence and trust with other individuals
  • Gain all of this while having a fun trip in a supportive, encouraging environment

Who can apply?

You must be:

  • Blind or partially sighted
  • At least 18 years old on 13 March 2020
  • Aged 29 or under on 16 March 2020
  • Willing and physically able to take part in low impact activities
  • Able to maintain your own personal hygiene
  • Able to independently take medication (if applicable)

Apply for the 18+ Wellbeing Forest Weekend

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. 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.

Applicant details

Contact details

Emergency contact (EC)

About you

Medical details

Independence skills


Please indicate your level of independence in the following areas by selecting your response and giving details if the assistance is required.

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.

General information


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:

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Declaration, privacy and consent

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 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 anaesthetics.

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.

Agree to payment and T&C's

Activities for 18-29 years