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Guide dog etiquette – five things you should know


April is National Pet Month! National Pet Month celebrates and raises awareness of responsible pet ownership. At WESC Foundation, we often have a wonderful dog called Patty on our campus. Patty is different to the usual pet, Patty is a guide dog and...

Autism and Vision Impairment in special schools


Autism is unusually common among people with severe vision impairment.  Autistic children also often have more difficulty with sensory integration than their “neurotypical” peers. In fact, the autistic spectrum is characterised by differ...

What is a Cortical Visual Impairment Assessment?


A Cortical Visual Impairment assessment (also known as Cerebral Visual Impairment, or CVI Assessment) can be carried out at WESC Foundation by experienced professionals. We use the CVI Range as the basis for our Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) asses...

How to complete the WESC Foundation application form


It’s important for your application form to be filled in completely. Firstly, it’s about our approach to safe recruitment and selection. Our charity supports vulnerable children and adults, and we have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfa...

How to create a charity fundraiser on Instagram


It’s really easy to use Instagram to give a shout-out to your favourite charity and help raise money for a good cause. One of the simplest way to raise money for charities on social media is to add a Donation button to your Instagram stories. Star...