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Enfield Vision

Founded in 1995 to promote the wellbeing of visually impaired people living in Enfield.

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Vision News:

Volume 47, October 2023

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Enfield Vision
Management Committee

Chair: Diane de Jersey, Vice Chair: Jim Cantle, Secretary: Jim Finch, Treasurer: Malik Javed, Members: Lisa Berry, Barbara Govey, Keith de Jersey, Dee Jethwa, Umran Rauf

Enfield Vision full membership is free for visually impaired people.  Enfield Vision honorary membership is free for supporters, carers and family members of visually impaired people.

Enfield Vision welcomes donations, no matter how small, as these help fund its activities for visually impaired people.

Chair's Message

Dear colleagues,

Welcome to our newsletter volume 47 to keep you updated on Enfield Vision's activities for the year 2023.

I am pleased to report that Thursday Drop-in Mornings at Park Avenue Disability Resource Centre are going on as usual. We have hired a new reflexologist, Dee Churchill, to provide you gentle exercises at the Drop-ins.

Enfield Vision's 24th Annual General Meeting was held on Thursday 15th June 2023 at 12:00 noon at Park Avenue Disability Resource Centre after Drop-in Morning activities. At the AGM, annual performance repots of the charity were submitted, and these were approved by the members. Enfield Vision's management committee was re-elected en bloc by the members present at the AGM.

May I remind you that Enfield Vision's annual Focus Day has arrived and it will be held on Thursday 19th October 2023 at Community House, 311 Fore Street, Edmonton, N9 0PZ. We have put a lot of effort in to make the event a success so that our members can benefit from the equipment and gadgets exhibited. Please don't miss it.

I have reported in the previous newsletter that we are going through a difficult time, where voluntary sector is shrinking gradually. I regret to report that Enfield Disability Action, which have been helping the disabled people in the London Borough of Enfield for last forty years, closed on 5th October 2023. A notice has been placed at the Community House reception to update the general public. It is a big loss for disabled people living in this borough.

Finally, Enfield Vision's annual Christmas Party this year will be held at Park Avenue Disability Resource Centre on 4th December 2023. The party invitation is included within this newsletter. Please note it in your diary and don't miss it.

I look forward to see you at the Focus Day on 19th October 2023 at Community House. A flyer of the Focus Day 2023 is attached with this newsletter for information.

Diane de Jersey


Enfield Disability Action (EDA) Ceased Trading From 5th October 2023
By Malik Javed

Enfield Disability Action was founded in the 80s and have helped many disabled people in the London Borough of Enfield by providing them with various services, including counselling and disability benefits. Enfield Vision itself was founded in 1995 with the assistance of EDA support. Enfield Vision remained a part of EDA management board of directors for a long time and we closely worked with them for the welfare of disabled people in the London Borough of Enfield.

Enfield Disability Action have run various project for the wellbeing of the disabled people e.g. Deaf Project, Direct Payment Project, Advocacy Project and Disability Information and Advice Project. During the last few years, because of the funding constraint, Enfield Disability Action had to close these projects one by one, but continued functioning and helping disabled people.

We regret to report that Enfield Disability Action has ceased trading from 5th October 2023. A public notice has been displayed by Enfield Disability Action at the reception desk of Community House that states:

"It is with great sadness to inform you that Enfield Disability Action (EDA) will cease trading from 5th October 2023 due to insolvency.

Please Note: We will be writing to our clients with up-to-date information."

If you have any query in this matter, please contact EDA on 020 8373 6228 or email: eda at e-d-a dot org dot uk or visit their website:


Christmas Party Invitation
4th December 2023

On behalf of Enfield Vision's management committee, I would like to invite you to our Christmas party, which will be held on Monday 4th December 2023 between the hours of 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm at Park Avenue Disability Resource Centre, 65c Park Avenue, Bush Hill Park, Enfield, EN1 2HL.

There will be Food & Drink, a Grand Raffle and entertainment by the singer "Jackie". All are welcome.

To help us with catering for everyone, please contact us on 020 8373 6260 and leave message on the answer phone to let us know if you are coming.

Yours sincerely

James Finch



Enfield Visually Impaired Bowls Club
By James Finch

Some of Enfield Vision members take part in playing Bowls which are played throughout the year.

Summer: Bowls matches are played outdoors at Pymmes Park, Victoria Road, Edmonton, London, N9 9SU.

Winter: Bowls matches are played indoors at David Lloyds Centre, Carterhatch Lane, Enfield, Middlesex, EN1 4LF.

We are now playing indoors at David Lloyds Centre for the winter season. We play against both sighted and visually impaired in friendly bowls competition. If you think that Bowls is a game you would like to try, please contact Jim on 07919 277890 or 020 8373 6260 for more information and directions, and leave message on the answer phone.

Everyone is welcome to have a trial session as long as you are mobile and able to understand the rules of the game, coaching will be given and age is not a barrier as our members ages range from their twenties to eighties. It is a good social afternoon out with friendly people; we play on Thursday afternoons from 1:00 pm until around 4:00 pm, with very little cost involved.


Enfield Vision
Drop-ins for Visually Impaired People

Held at Park Avenue Disability
Resource Centre, 65c Park Avenue,
Bush Hill Park, Enfield, EN1 2HL

Drop-ins run from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Thursday Drop-ins at Park Avenue 2023:

Thursday Drop-ins at Park Avenue 2024:


We are a self-help group run by volunteers who are blind or partially sighted.

The group aims to promote awareness and understanding of the needs of visually impaired people resident in London Borough of Enfield.

Please call us at the Enfield Vision office if you want:


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Charity Number 1063846.
Helping visually impaired people.


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