Our Mission

About NAB

Our sight centre, based in Northampton is the hub from which our dedicated team of staff are based.

Our Mission & Vision

To enable visually impaired adults, children and families in Northamptonshire live life to the full by providing advice, support, services and equipment that can help reduce the impact of sight loss.

Our History

Did you know, we’re over 125 years old!

Founded in 1896, we have a rich history of providing a range of services to support the visually impaired community – from children and teens, to adults and seniors – across the county.

Our Work

Our service users are at the heart of everything we do.

With empathy, experience and expertise, we aim to deliver the services our visually impaired community needs the most.

We believe in face to face support when people need it the most. NAB’s experienced Community Support Team arrange home visits and our ECLO (Eye Clinic Liaison Officers) Team do hospital visits, offering care, understanding and guidance at what can be a hugely challenging time in life.

Our Positive Impact

As a charitable organisation, we’re extremely proud of our dedicated team who are so passionate and committed in providing a supportive, informative service for visually impaired people.

We’re also proud to share that official research conducted by the University of Northampton’s Social Institute for Social Innovation and Impact concluded that our services are ‘clearly effective and impactful’. Other positive findings include:

‘Every £1 spent on our home visiting service generates £4 of positive social impact.’

‘Our estimated social impact worth (at the time of our report) is £2.5M.’

Every donation, big or small, helps us make a difference.

As an independent, local charity, we rely on the goodwill of those around us to help visually impaired people live life to the full. However you choose to support us, your money stays local - helping someone in your street, community or village.

Our vital work is only possible thanks to you, our supporters.

Can you help us make a difference?

We offer support to the local community

NAB’s Eye Clinic Liaison Officers (ECLOs) provide dedicated, individualised care to sight loss patients, their families and carers.

At Northamptonshire Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, we understand that living with, or coming to terms with sight loss, can be very overwhelming.

We work to help children gain confidence, realise aspirations and build a sense of personal independence.

Raising awareness about living with visual impairment in schools, the workplace and within the wider community.

Our Mobile Sight Centre (MSC) travels the breadth of the county, providing an easy way to access our services.

Eye Clinic Liaison Officers group photo
NAB Home visit man laughing
Father and son doing a quiz puzzle
Couple at a NAB social events
Student Education at computer
NAB sight centre chairs set up

Latest NAB news

Latest ViewPoint

Viewpoint is NAB's in-house magazine, filled with news, updates and features about our work. It is published two to three times per year.

Viewpoint magazine

Together, we can make a difference

Individuals, local businesses and our wonderful team of volunteers make all the difference when it comes to realising our vision of bettering the lives of people living with visual impairment. Thank you, to you all.