Over 20 years of experience

Our Community Support Team are fully training in magnification and has over 20 years of experience, providing personal advice and information visits to anyone living with sight loss and visual impairment. This is a free service, available across the Northamptonshire County.

Personal & comforting

Home visits are informal and unhurried, giving you as much time as you need to talk through any issues and concerns, such as the various practical difficulties sight loss causes and the services that are there to help you and your family or carers.

We also understand just how important home visits are to people who just want to sit and talk.

Your home visit, an insight

Home visits are a fantastic way to get the advice and support you need. Our experienced team will listen to the challenges and struggles faced, and help find valuable solutions so that you can feel safe and confident in your day to day life. Suggestions and solutions include:

  • Home living

    Suggesting handy devices that can help, such as ‘Bumpons’, which are useful aids to help with marking cooker, microwave and washing machine temperature dials. Our team can also advise on technology and aids to assist, and provide advice on the positioning of furniture and lighting.
  • Benefits

    The Community Support Team can help those in need take a closer look at any benefits they may be entitled to. We can also get in touch with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) on a person’s behalf and, if we do so, a representative from the DWP will visit them and fill out the necessary forms for them.
  • Mobility training help

    For anyone who needs help with mobility training, such as using a mobility cane, our Community Support Team can refer them for that.
  • Garden help

    If getting into the garden is a struggle, the Community Support Team can make a referral to operations such as Care & Repair Northamptonshire, an independent charitable home improvement agency that can help by adding adaptations such as handrails that can help with access in and out of the house.
  • Befriending service

    We can also provide information about our fantastic volunteers, who can visit people in their own home or talk to them over the phone if they want some company or simply, someone to chat to.
  • Access to work

    For those looking to work, our team can offer support and guidance on ways to continue working and where to go for further advice such as the Government initiative Access to Work.

“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.”

Rebecca Cargill, Community Services Manager at NAB

To find out more about our home visiting service, and how it can help you come to terms with your sight loss and enable you to remain independent, contact us today on 01604 719193.

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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.

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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.

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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.