Our Strategy

The Vision Foundation has been supporting and speaking out on behalf of blind and partially sighted people across London for close to 100 years. We support organisations that provide a necessary lifeline and essential resource for London’s visually impaired community.

The Vision Foundation has been supporting and speaking out on behalf of blind and partially sighted people across London for close to 100 years. We support organisations that provide a necessary lifeline and essential resource for London’s visually impaired community.

Formerly known as the Greater London Fund for the Blind, we support organisations that provide a necessary lifeline and essential resource for London’s visually impaired community. Our former name has served us well for decades but our donors, and the people we support, tell us it is no longer fit for modern day society. We are a charity that stands for quality, impact and empowerment. Our old brand is now holding us back and needs refreshing to appeal to the visually impaired community and supporters alike.

So as we say a fond farewell to the Greater London Fund for the Blind, we become the Vision Foundation, London’s sight loss charity. As the Vision Foundation we will reach more blind and partially sighted people who need us.

That includes everything from making sure a child affected by sight loss can access education to giving a young person a helping hand on the career ladder; or funding yoga, cookery and Zumba classes for an isolated older person.

But people living with sight loss in the capital are facing significant and growing challenges, and ever worsening life chances. Meanwhile, a very high and growing number of people are needlessly going blind. We have identified that the Vision Foundation can play a critical and unique role in both saving sight and transforming lives by working in partnership with others to deliver projects which inform, empower, and include.

Our strategy gives us the opportunity to have more impact than ever before. We will work to improve the opportunities, wellbeing and inclusion for blind and partially sighted people. We will do more to ensure London is open and welcoming to the visually impaired community across employment, and social and cultural spaces. We will strive to reduce loneliness and isolation. And we will ensure that blind and partially sighted people further marginalised through homelessness, poverty or domestic violence are reached. Above all, we will emphasise what people can do, rather than what they can’t.

But our work is more than just providing support. It’s also about amplifying voices to ensure that blind and partially sighted are heard. And it’s about changing our society and the systems that structure it, by inspiring more people to advocate and take action.

Being blind or partially sighted should not mean you are left out, isolated, or held back. The Vision Foundation believes we can all be equal citizens of this great city and have an opportunity to live life to the full.

Now, as we near our centenary year, is the moment to make a difference. Everyone connected to the Vision Foundation, be it our staff, volunteers or supporters, the families and individuals we support, or the partner organisations we work with, are urged to come together in pursuit of our shared vision.

 

Read our strategy

 

Vision Foundation Strategy 2019-2024 – PDF document (3320kb)

Read the complete version of our Vision Foundation Strategy 2019 – 2024.

 

Vision Foundation Strategy 2019-2024 – Accessible Word version (34kb)

Read the complete version of our Vision Foundation Strategy 2019 – 2024.