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BID Impact Report - Launch week!

Every few years here at BID Services, we compile an Impact Report exploring the positive impact BID Services has had on the lives of people we support, sharing and celebrating their stories. Normally we would launch our new Impact Report with a celebratory event, bringing together service users, staff, volunteers, funders, commissioners and partners. However, with the pandemic continuing to affect our daily lives and working practises, this year we are doing things a little differently.

We are excited to present our Impact Report for 2020 to you all and this week we will be launching it online with a week of short videos celebrating the achievements of those we support, highlighting the work we have done as an organisation and looking to the future.

Over the past year  we have been working hard to start embedding our three year strategy, supporting the ongoing development of BID Services and the activities we offer across the country, ensuring we can continue making a positive different to the lives of those we support. With the support of those around us from service users and volunteers to funders and partners, we have been able to continue supporting people of all ages with sensory impairments  and other disabilities through a range of different services and activities. We have been able to continue developing our infrastructure and organisational resilience and continue working with others to increase awareness and understanding of sensory impairments, helping to reduce barriers to services, information and opportunities such as employment. 

Some of these achievements are highlighted in our Impact Report for 2020 with key achievements including:

  • 5,898 people accessed our services
  • 250 people were supported though our Employment Service
  • 672 people with visual impairments undertook rehabilitation and mobility training
  • Over 250 people and their families engaged in our youth, sports, health, wellbeing and family services
  • 1,271 visual impairment assessments were undertaken
  • 37,969 hours of interpreting and communication support were provided

Despite the challenges we have all experienced in 2020 and that we continue to experience in 2021, we have continued to work to achieve our goals. Ensuring that people with sensory impairments and other disabilities continue to have access to support, information and activities which enable and empower them to live fulfilled, healthy and independent lives and we remain committed to working towards this goal.  

To celebrate the launch of our Impact Report and explain more about the work we have been doing and our plans for the future, each day this week, we will be releasing a short video focusing on one of our strategic priorities and different stories from across the organisation.

To find out more and follow our story, head to Facebook or Twitter each day this week.

To access the full written report or watch all of our Impact Report videos in full, click on the links below:

Posted 1st February 2021