Your Local Sight Loss Charity

For more than 115 years, Northamptonshire Association for the Blind (NAB) has been the leading provider of specialist advice, support and information for anyone who is blind or partially sighted living in Northamptonshire. Still today we remain a wholly independent charity run by local people for local people.

Our Sight Centre’s located in Northampton and Kettering, plus our Mobile Sight Centre which travels the county, are vital community resources where members of the public can drop in for information and support relating to sight loss.  All of our Sight Centre’s have a wide range of assistive aids and equipment on display to help with everyday tasks including talking watches and clocks, big button phones, magnifiers  and much more!

The Northampton Sight Centre is also home to Sound News, the official talking newspaper service for NAB, producing and delivering thousands of audio recordings every year to people who can’t read normal newspaper print anymore.

Across the county we run regular social and support groups for isolated and vulnerable visually impaired adults, whilst our Community Team visits individuals encountering sight loss in their home to provide support, information and equipment.

Our Volunteer Befriending Service is extremely popular; volunteers visit blind and partially sighted adults to help and support them with daily tasks they simply can’t do or struggle with due to failing eyesight. This can be simple things as reading their mail or helping with correspondence, taking them shopping and escorting them to appointments.

Through our range of vital services, we help and enable thousands of adults and children every year to lead full and rewarding lives. However, there are thousands of people with sight loss in the county who don’t benefit from our services and cope with their problems on their own simply because they don’t know about us.

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