Events at RNIB Pears Centre

We offer specialist advice and training to help you support or care for children with complex needs and visual impairment.

You can also hire our facilities for your meeting or event.

Specialist advice and training

Do you support or care for children and young people with complex needs and visual impairment?

At RNIB Pears Centre, we work to ensure that children and young people with multiple disabilities and complex health needs who are blind or partially sighted are able to maximise their potential for learning, independence and fulfilment. Our education, care, health and therapy teams offer a wealth of specialist expertise and can provide training, advice and support to professionals and organisations working in this field.

Topics include:

  • adapting the curriculum
  • promoting independence and life skills
  • mobility/habilitation
  • communication and sensory needs
  • effective personal care support
  • leisure and play solution
  • managing challenging behaviour
  • assessing and testing vision
  • transitions.

Our developing outreach education service called Periscope provides educational advice, guidance and practical support to pupils, parents and service providers locally and nationally.

Upcoming events

We run, host and attend networking meetings, exhibitions, conferences and courses throughout the year and can also provide bespoke training.

Info and advice day: supporting children with sensory or complex needs

Do you support or care for a child or young person who is blind or partially sighted and/or who has multiple disabilities and complex health needs? Find out about our Information and advice day taking place at RNIB Pears Centre, Coventry on Monday 23 June 2014.

Parent and early years sensory sessions

Our outreach team offer themed sensory sessions for babies and children aged 0 to 5 years with any form of sensory, learning, physical, social and emotional need. Our Early years sensory sessions take place every Tuesday morning and cost just £4 per session. Children don’t need to be enrolled with us to attend.

Why not host your meeting or event at Pears Centre?

We offer new, modern and fully-accessible facilities with excellent on-site hospitality for meetings, training, conferences and events.

Our venue is easily accessible from many areas of the UK. We are located in a pleasant residential area in Coventry, North Warwickshire with excellent transport links (near M6, M42, M1 and M69 motorways and close to Birmingham International Airport and major rail routes).

All income generated by room hire and hospitality helps us continue to provide our specialist services to children and young people with complex needs who are blind or partially sighted.

For more details and to watch our short video of our conferencing facilities, go to Venue hire at Pears Centre.

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Your donation can help us to provide wonderful experiences for children and young people with multiple disabilities and complex health needs who are blind or partially sighted, at RNIB Pears Centre for Specialist Learning.

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