Northamptonshire’s sight support charity, NAB, generates £4 of positive social impact for every £1 it spends on its home visiting service, a University of Northampton study has shown.

The research study by the University’s Institute for Social Innovation and Impact (ISII) used its ‘Social Impact Matrix’, measures outputs, outcomes and impact to assess NAB’s work to determine the social impact of its services.

Based on data from service provision between 2016 and 2018, the research study concludes that NAB has a social impact worth about £2.5 million. The full report is 40 pages long but a summary can be viewed on NAB’s website www.nab.org.uk

Alexander Lohman, NAB’s CEO, said:

“We’re really pleased with it as it confirms what we’d always thought but didn’t know for a fact – that not only are we quote good at what we do, but what we do makes a positive difference to the lives of the people we are here to support, their family and friends.
Our challenge now is to take what it says to heart so that the next time we report on our social impact, it’s even better.”
There are an estimated 22,500 people living in Northamptonshire with some degree of debilitating sight loss. However by 2030, as the population grows and ages, this number is expected to rise to over 32,000.

Download summary: Here

Download full report: Here