“In my home country of Latvia, there is very little support for young people who are vision impaired.
I attended a regular primary school but didn’t have access to a wide range of information. The UK is far more advanced, and has better specialist education to offer. We decided upon NCW after visiting with family – I loved the diverse culture, the sense of community and what the school could offer both in my academic learning, and independence skills. Although away from family, I feel really mature and independent I am able to travel independently to Latvia in school holidays to visit my family.
Because of the skills I have learnt during Mobility and Independent Living classes, I am able to travel independently to see my family."