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Enfield Vision

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


Vision News:

Volume 41, August 2018

This page contains a web version of Vision News, the newsletter of Enfield Vision.  Vision News is available printed in font 18 large print, in Braille, or audio CD.  For further information on any of these formats, please contact us.

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Enfield Vision
Management Committee

Chair: Diane de Jersey, Vice Chair: Shadeen Rose, Secretary: Jim Finch, Treasurer: Malik Javed, Members: 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 members,

I hope that you have been keeping well during the last few months of this hot summer and that you have enjoyed it as well, if you like sunshine. Keeping in view the advice of health professionals, please take care of yourself if going out in the sun when the ultraviolet (UV) index is high. We are sending this summer newsletter to update you on two coming events: Enfield Vision AGM 3rd September 2018; and Enfield Vision Focus Day 6th October 2018.

The first event I am pleased to invite you to, the Enfield Vision Annual General Meeting, will be held on Monday 3rd September 2018 between the hours of 10:30 am and 1:00 pm at Community House; please join us on the day to receive the report on the activities of your organisation and to participate in the consultation to determine the future direction of Enfield Vision. Please see the AGM notification and agenda later in this newsletter.

The second event I am pleased to invite you to is the Enfield Vision Annual Focus Day, which is being held as planned on Saturday 6th October 2018 at Community House between the hours of 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. We have decided to hold the day again on Saturday so that our exhibitors and visitors have easy access to car parking at Community House, which is always busy during week days. Please come and join us on the day. It is a family day: bring your carers, friends and family members as well to update them on the equipment and gadgets which are available to improve our quality of life. The Focus Day 2018 information and programme is given later in this newsletter.

Our Forum Meetings, which are held on the first Monday of each month, have now moved to Community House due to the closure of Enfield Community Transport. The monthly meeting is held between the hours of 10:30 am and 1:00 pm. We wish to make these meetings a weekly or fortnightly event so that our members may have more opportunities to attend, however it all depends on funding. We are doing our bit by applying for some, and we hope to be successful in getting it.

I look forward to seeing you all at our AGM on 3rd September 2018.

With best wishes,

Diane de Jersey


Annual General Meeting Notification
To be held at Community House
Monday 3rd September 2018
10:30 am to 1:00 pm

You are invited to the Twentyfirst AGM of Enfield Vision which will be held on Monday 3rd September 2018 at Community House, 311 Fore Street, Edmonton, N9 8LT.

The purpose of the AGM is to report to you on our activities throughout the past year, and to describe our plans for the next year. I am particularly anxious to recruit active members of the Executive Committee, and to encourage some of you to volunteer to help us. I will explain this in more detail at the meeting.

If you would like to receive and AGM pack, a copy of the minutes of AGM 2017, and a nomination form, please contact the office. If you are a full member of Enfield Vision, you can propose to nominate and elect the Honorary Officers and Members of the Executive Committee in the AGM.

Please see below the agenda of the twenty first AGM.

21st Annual General Meeting
Official Business Agenda

  1. Welcome by the Chair - Diane de Jersey
  2. Apologies for absence
  3. Introductions
  4. Minutes of the 2017 AGM
  5. Matters arising
  6. Chair's & Secretary's combined report - Diane de Jersey
  7. Park Avenue Drop-in Report - Jim Finch
  8. Treasurerís report - Malik Javed
  9. Election of Officers on the Executive Committee - Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer.
    Others e.g. Fund-Raising Officer, Membership Officer, Publicity Officer
  10. Election of non-officer posts on the Executive Committee
  11. Date and time of next year's AGM
  12. Chairís closing remarks

In addition to the formal business we will as usual provide refreshments. Transport is available, but places are very limited so please contact the office as soon as possible if you require it.

Yours sincerely,

James Finch

Secretary, Enfield Vision


Focus Day Invitation
Saturday 6th October 2018

Enfield Vision is a small charity working to promote better understanding of visual impairment within the London Borough of Enfield. We have organised a Focus Day for visually impaired people to provide them with a chance to access information on equipment, gadgets and services which are available in the London Borough of Enfield.

The Focus Day will be held on Saturday 6th October 2018, at Community House, 311 Fore Street, Edmonton, N9 0PZ between the hours of 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. The Day will be opened by Diane de Jersey, Chair of Enfield Vision, and the Mayor of the London Borough of Enfield, Councillor Saray Karakus.

This is a unique chance to meet with service and specialist equipment providers, and with the voluntary sector organisations helping visually impaired people. Listed below are the exhibitors who have been invited to Focus Day 2018. Please visit the exhibitorís website for more information.

  1. Action for Blind People
  2. Cobolt Systems Ltd
  3. Computer Room Services
  4. Dolphin Computer Access Ltd
  5. Enhanced Vision Europe Ltd
  6. Enfield Carers Centre
  7. Enfield Social Services
  8. Enfield Talking Newspaper
  9. HumanWare
  10. MABís Mobile Resource & Advice Unit
  11. Optelec Ltd
  12. OrCam Technologies
  13. Pamtrad
  14. Professional Vision Services
  15. Synapptic Ltd
  16. Sight & Sound Technology
  17. VisionAid Technologies
  18. VocalEyes

Please see the Community House location map given below for your convenience.

Community House location map

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The focus day is open to anyone with a visual impairment, their relatives, friends and carers.

We will be providing refreshments all day and you are all welcomed.

Community House is situated behind Faith House Christian Revival Centre, opposite Sebastopol Road. It is serviced by the 102, 144, 149, 259, 279, 349 and 491 bus routes. Shrubbery Road bus stop at Fore Street is the nearest bus stop at the distance of 30 meters from Community House. Edmonton Green is the nearest Railway Station opposite to Edmonton Green Bus Station. Take a bus for Shrubbery Road from the Bus Station.

Focus Day 2017 was a very successful event, attended by over 120 visually impaired people, carers, relatives and friends. We do hope that you are able to attend this time, especially if you missed it last year.

We are holding the Focus Day event on Saturday so that our visitors and exhibitors have access to free car parking at Community House.

We look forward to meeting you on the day.

Yours sincerely,

James Finch

Secretary, Enfield Vision


Enfield Vision holds monthly Forum meetings at Community House, Edmonton and Drop-in mornings at Park Avenue Resource Centre.

Enfield Vision's Forum meetings and Drop-in sessions are open to anyone wishing to attend.  Why not join us on these days?

EV Drop-ins for Visually Impaired People 2018

Held at the Resource Centre,
65c Park Avenue, Bush Hill Park,
Enfield, EN1 2HH

Drop-in Dates 2018
Time 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Enfield Vision holds monthly Drop-in Mornings at Park Avenue Disability Resource Centre on every third Thursday, between the hours of 10:00 am and 1:00 pm, supervised by a management committee member, and is open to visually impaired adults of all ages, genders and ethnic backgrounds.

To facilitate the Drop-in activities, a sessional reflexologist along with volunteers serve the visually impaired people. A member of Sensory Impaired Team from the London Borough of Enfield is present to provide specialist advice and urgent response to visually impaired peopleís queries and further assessment.

Please come for a chat with refreshments and seated keep fit exercise by a qualified fitness reflexologist. You are very warmly welcomed. No appointment needed. Please see the Drop-in dates given below:


EV Forum Meetings for Visually Impaired People 2018

Held at Community House,
311 Fore Street,
Edmonton, N9 0PZ

Forum Meeting Dates 2018
From 10:30 am to 1:00 pm

All meetings are held on the first Monday of most months from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm at Community House.  Meeting date schedule:


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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Helping visually impaired people.

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