One Vision Studios CIO, a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, was established in March 2015. Originally One Vision began as a not-for-profit organisation started by a free speech group of people with disabilities in October 1998. The original group would meet one day per week to discuss ways in which they could voice their opinions and concerns about the services they would come into contact with on a regular basis. Choosing film as the medium gave everyone the opportunity to have and learn new skills whilst creating powerful messages to share with a wider audience. What started with just a handful of students and 2 staff members has now developed into a thriving organisation. One Vision is proud to welcome in over 80 members across the week and now has an amazing staff team of 30, each person is dedicated to delivering an excellent activity programme and providing the best quality of care for every one of our members.
Putting Students First
With money from Wigan Adult Services, the group were able to secure rent for a room in a building in Wigan before moving to Hope Enterprise Centre the following year.
From renting just one unit for one day per week, the project has grown and grown. With successful applications to Awards For All and the Big Lottery Fund, the project was able to employ staff, buy new camera equipment and rent additional units. A second successful bid the Big Lottery Fund was obtained in 2008 giving One Vision an additional 5 years funding.
It was during this time that we began to really develop the activities programme to cover more areas of learning and also when we began to develop links with other groups, schools and organisations.
One Vision now provides numerous activities and work experience throughout the week, Including Film and media, Performing Arts, Health and Wellbeing, Unique Sewing, Bright sparks, Prop shop, Sensorial superstars, Sensory explorers, Floral Art, Education and so much more.
What Are Our Principles?
The aims and objectives of our organisation have developed from the original mission statement of providing people with disabilities with the opportunity to voice their concerns and opinions through the medium of film making
Advance the education of people with disabilities through the provision of:
- To develop your skills on your journey to independence.
- A person centred, needs led approach to learning and support that will enable individuals to make informed choices about themselves and their education.
- A service that will work with other local groups, schools, colleges and organisations to promote and improve community cohesion.
- A service that will raise awareness of disability arts in the Wigan borough through participation in events and local arts and disability arts festivals.
Promote social inclusion for the public benefit by preventing people with disabilities from becoming socially excluded, relieving the needs of those who are socially excluded and assisting them to integrate into society through the provision of:
- Alternative educational opportunities that address a shortfall in mainstream services.
- A person-centred service that will look to improve wellbeing, personal and social development.