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Welcome to Habilitation VI UK


List of Registered Practitioners

If you want to get in touch with a local  Habilitation Specialist,  contact the Regional Rep for your area using ...

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Forthcoming Events

Conference 2019  took place on 6 March 2019 at  Touchbase Pears,  Selly Oak , Birmingham Missed the Conference?  Find the presentations on ...

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Training courses to qualify as an Habilitation Specialist

There are now two main entry qualifications into the profession of Habilitation Specialists. If you are coming from outside the ...

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In order to develop the best union support for our members we have entered into an agreement with NEU. NEU is ...

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Mission Statement

The aim of HabilitationVIUK is to maximise the mobility and independence skills of children and young people with visual impairments. This ...

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Parents and Carers

Sometimes it can be difficult to determine what is best for your child. Here you will find information to help you ...

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What is Habilitation?

  What is habilitation? Habilitation involves one-to-one training for children and young people with a vision impairment. Starting from their existing skills, ...

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News Updates and Vacancies

NEWS Watch this space for relevant news items, New Vacancies, forthcoming events and appropriate links: Improving Assisted Travel The new Accessible Travel Policy Guidance ...

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Note from the New Chair:

I would like to welcome all Habilitation Specialists and those students in training to join our membership.   As a valued member of HAB VI UK you will be an integral part of our vision to embrace a cohesive and professional unity that strives to change the lives and aspirations of Children & Young People with a visual impairment, to help support the families and ensure best Practice across the UK.  (read on in the Chair’s Blog area)

Members will have access to secure areas with the full range of curriculum information and resources which are now available.  There are new updates on the members page with regards to the online membership and how to apply to be placed on the register of qualified Habilitation Specialists. New members will move onto a rolling annual membership from the date of activation. Please email your regional executive if you require further information. 

Sight Village South-East

5th & 6th November 2019

see South-East regional page for more details


Habilitation VI UK Conference 2020


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The Habilitation VI UK conference is due to be held on Thursday 5th March 2020.  To be held at Sense TouchBase Pears 750 Bristol Road Birmingham B29 6NA.  Booking will be through Eventbrite from 1st November 2019. Further information will be published here on the website over the next few weeks.


NEW Habilitation VI UK Website:

Is due to be launched over the October half term. Please note we will announce the migration date to avoid too much interruption of service.  Once the website is launched we will also announce how to book your place for the conference through Eventbrite.