#WorldMentalHealthDay and #WorldSightDay were on the same day this year – 10 October 2019 – and Hugh Spence, NAB’s Children and Families Officer, reflects on his own journey. For those who don’t know me I lost my site totally 11 years ago and I had a severe visual...
NAB has teamed up with a local, award-winning optometrist, Tompkins Knight & Son, to check for the signs of sun-damaged eyes as part of National Eye Health Week. Tompkins Knight & Son Optometrists, in Kingsley Road, Northampton, will open its doors to everyone...
Northamptonshire’s sight support charity, NAB, are challenging people to walk 15,000 steps a day throughout October – 465,000 steps over the month – to help blind and partially sighted people in the County.
The Northamptonshire Steelbacks visually impaired cricket team won the BCEW (Blind Cricket England and Wales) National League yesterday for the first time in history.
NAB are partnering with the Carlsberg UK Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards 2019 for a new award called “Dining for All”. It recognises those venues who go the extra mile for people with Sensory Impairment like sight loss.
Guests at an exclusive fundraising event on 2 October 2019 will wear sight loss ‘simulation specs’ to experience what it’s like being blind or partially sighted, raising money for Northamptonshire’s sight support charity, NAB.
Hugh Spence from Northampton and Paul Bepey, who are both totally blind, jumped from 13,000 ft in a tandem Skydive yesterday to raise money for local sight support charity, NAB.
Wearing sunglasses to protect your eyes from the Sun’s harmful UV rays is essential to avoid long-term, irreversible, sight damage, warns Northamptonshire’s sight support charity, NAB.
A brand refresh on a tight budget to more accurately convey who we help. How we’ve updated our image to more accurately reflect that we help adults and children with all stages of sight loss and not just ‘blind’ people.
“Dining For All” – the new award trying to change the restaurant experience for people with sensory impairment in Northamptonshire. Today, Thursday 14th March, NAB – the registered charity providing sight support in the county – is delighted to announce its new partnership with the Carlsberg UK Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards 2019/20.
This Spring, NAB is launching its #ShoutOutForShades campaign which aims to increase awareness of the need to protect your eyes from the Sun’s harmful UV rays. Our eyes are up to ten times more sensitive to UV damage than our skin and yet 50% of people don’t protect themselves by wearing sunglasses.
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Alex Lohman explains how local healthcare organisations and charities with expertise in managing specific health conditions – like sight loss and how to avoid it – can help meet the goals of the long-term plan
Alex Lohman, NAB’s Chief Executive, said: “We are absolutely delighted by this news and grateful for such a thorough consultation by Northamptonshire County Council which recognised the significant difference our services make to blind and partially sighted people in the County.”
Today we are launching our Children’s Christmas Appeal 2018, helping blind and partially sighted children enjoy trips and activities and reach their full potential. Just £5 can help: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/Sight
Chris Waller, a successful data analyst in the City of London who also has Stargardts, shares his valuable thoughts on looking for a job when you have a visual impairment.
On World Diabetes Day, we spoke with David Abdy – who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes ten years ago aged 32 – about his top tips for managing your condition to prevent Diabetic Retinopathy.
Victoria Macdonald, from Channel 4 News, reports on the impact of Northamptonshire County Council funding cuts on the services we provide for visually impaired adults.
On World Mental Health Day I asked Katie to share with us her top tips for looking after your mental health when you are dealing with sight loss. Katie was officially diagnosed with Stargardts last year aged 32 but says she’s not letting it stop her and, in fact, it has helped her live a better life.
Northamptonshire County Council has launched a consultation on whether to decommission its services for visually impaired adults that are currently provided by Northamptonshire Association for the Blind (NAB) – or to provide them another way.
Congratulations to visually impaired archer Deb Wright of Raunds who has retained her two national titles. Last month she competed in the British Blind Sport National Outdoor VI Championships in Shropshire, heading off the competition to retain the title she has held since 2015.
As one of Northampton Town Football Club’s official charity partners this season, we worked with them during National Eye Week 2018 (24 – 30 September) to raise awareness of eye health and the impact of sight loss on peoples’ lives.
Laura Desborough, one of NAB’s dedicated Community Support Workers, was nominated for the ‘Community Award’ at last night’s event – which is for a person, group or charity, who has made a contribution to their local community or simply the ‘go-to’ person who is always there when people need a helping hand.
The explosion of technology is an ever growing and fast moving area where it is hard to keep up with the latest trends. The endless amount of apps out there could leave you in a pickle. No fear, I’m here to fill you in on three useful apps that may improve your independence and daily living!
One in five people in the UK will experience sight loss during their lifetime. Yet at least half of all sight loss is avoidable!
Katie Berrill was diagnosed with Stargardts aged 31. Here she shares her heart-felt experience of first diagnosis and life afterwards – she has now set up a UK support group for others in the same position.
One of NAB’s invaluable trustees Mr Tristan McMullan, and Consultant Ophthalmic and Oculoplastic Surgeon, explains 9 reasons why our eyes are so amazing.
The hottest spot in the journalism world is up for grabs as NAB – Northamptonshire’s sight loss charity – looks for its next Sound News editor. Sound News is the NAB’s locally produced talking newspaper, providing visually impaired people across the western side of Northamptonshire with all the latest local and national news, in an accessible audio format.
Northamptonshire Association for the Blind (NAB) has been chosen as an official charity partner of Northampton Town Football Club from 1 July 2018, one of twelve charities to benefit from the partnership.
For more than 100 years we have been working with blind and partially sighted people throughout Northamptonshire helping thousands of individuals transform their lives.