The Kingston Visual Impairment Parliament

What is the Kingston Visual Impairment Parliament?

The Kingston Visual Impairment (VI) Parliament is made up of volunteer MPs, each one championing a specialist area of service provision that impacts the sight loss community:

Elise Crayton – MP for Employment

Gloria Tripi – MP for Health

Austin Graham – MP for Transport

Charles Tavener – MP for Sports and Leisure

Barbara Smith – MP for Independence

Elinor Young – MP for Health and Arts

Martin Gayle – MP for Public Engagement

The VI Parliament has been successfully running since its formation in late 2014. Quarterly public meetings are held which provide a platform for visually impaired residents to discuss the issues which impact them. Anyone can attend!

The VI Parliament MPs link in with stakeholders to develop a safer and more accessible environment, better employment opportunities, and transport. But it’s not all serious business! The VI Parliament also organises social events, including theatre trips, quizzes, days out and audio book swap shops!

How do I get involved?

You can consider becoming an MP, attend our public meetings and events, and join our mailing list.  For more information contact:

Sophie Camara:

07792 395894

0208 481 1441

Upcoming Dates:

Saturday 16th December from 5.30pm audio-described performance of Alice in Winterland at the Rose Theatre Kingston.
For more information, contact or phone 020 8481 1447

8 week course starting Tuesday 16th January 2018 1pm – 2pm – ‘Creating your Story’
Join us for this 8 week art course at the Kingston Quaker Centre. Working with storyteller Eli Anderson and artist Ken, we will explore your stories through a different art media every week culminating in an exhibition at the end of the course. For more information, contact or phone 020 8481 1441.