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If you are a journalist and would like to find out more about NAB or would like to speak to someone for a comment, please contact us on 01604 719 193. We are very good at talking about how to prevent sight loss, common sight loss conditions, and services available for visually impaired people in Northamptonshire.

Council Cuts our Funding!

Council Cuts our Funding!

NAB looks set to lose over £73k of funding following Northamptonshire County Council’s (NCC) recently agreed budget, raising a question mark over the future of some £300,000 of services. Alex Lohman, NAB CEO said: “Last year the Council cut preventative support services for blind and partially sighted people by 10% which was bad enough, but […]

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We have a one bedroom flat available from March

We have a one bedroom flat available from March

Available from March, a lovely one bedroom flat in our Princess Anne Flats – independent living opportunities for visually impaired adults in Kingsthorpe Northampton.   The flat is recently refurbished and comes fitted with white goods. Rent is £90 per week – housing benefit accepted. The flat is managed by NAB and is part of […]

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Data Protection- We need YOUR CONSENT to Stay in Touch!

Data Protection- We need YOUR CONSENT to Stay in Touch!

Do you still want to receive Viewpoint and information about our services, social groups, activities and events? If you do, then you MUST give us your permission.  We need to ask because from May this year changes to the Data Protection law mean we need your explicit agreement to do so.   We hope you will agree as […]

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Look out for our Mobile Sight Centre this September

Look out for our Mobile Sight Centre this September

Great news, our Mobile Sight Centre will be back in a town near you this September! We will be visiting: Brackley – 6th September – 10am to 12:30pm parked on the Piazza near Town Hall. Corby – 15th September – 10amto 1pm parked close to Corby Cube. Daventry – 27th September – 10am to 1pm […]

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“I ENT BIN NOWHERE!” Charity Single as featured on BBC Northampton

“I ENT BIN NOWHERE!” Charity Single as featured on BBC Northampton

Listen to the full length version now: Buy your copy and support our cause!! Only £2.50 At the end of June local musician Nick Evans  dropped off  a recording of I ‘ENT BIN NOWHERE  to Bernie Keith to play on his BBC Radio Northampton breakfast show and was most surprised and delighted to get a call from […]

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Come to our Seeing Better Exhibition 6th July 2017

Come to our Seeing Better Exhibition 6th July 2017

Poor or Failing Eyesight? Visit NAB’s Seeing Better Exhibition this Thursday 6th July at Kettering Conference Centre, 10am-3:30pm. Join us at our Seeing Better Exhibition this year, the largest event of it’s type in Northamptonshire for anyone with sight loss, their family or carers and those working with the visually impaired. On the day visitors […]

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* IMPORTANT* Mobile Sight Centre Visits Cancelled in May and June

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, our Mobile Sight Centre will be off the road for the month of May and June, and will not be visiting advertised locations except during Macular Week. During Macular Week visit our Mobile Sight Centre when it visits: Kettering High St. near Clock Tower Tues 27th June: 10am – 3pm Daventry […]

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Audio Description at Royal & Derngate Theatre

Audio Description at Royal & Derngate Theatre

Did you know that Northampton’s Royal & Derngate Theatre offers audio described performances for all Made In Northampton productions and a host of touring shows.     You will receive a Sennheiser Infra-red Enhanced Hearing System, which has two options. You can choose to hear an enhance version of the sound onstage or you can hear the show visually […]

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Rushden Town Band supports us this Christmas

Rushden Town Band supports us this Christmas

We are delighted to hear that Rushden Town Band have selected our charity to be the bands official beneficiary this Christmas. The brass band donate donates 10% of their carolling collection every year to a charity and tjis year decided to support NAB.   For further information about Rushden Town Band, visit  www.rushdentownband.org/home.htm    Carolling Calendar […]

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NAB celebrates £356,010 Big Lottery Award

NAB celebrates £356,010 Big Lottery Award

Northamptonshire Association for the Blind (NAB) is today celebrating being successful in gaining a £356,010 award from the Big Lottery Fund. The money comes from BIG’s Reaching Communities programme, working across the country to help improve the lives of disadvantaged people.   NAB Trustee and Mayor of Northampton Cllr Chris Malpas, along with his wife […]

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Inner Wheel Club of Rushden raises £9k!

Inner Wheel Club of Rushden raises £9k!

This week we were delighted to be presented with a cheque for £9,000 from the Inner Wheel Club of Rushden. Jennifer Norman, Club President, selected NAB as her local beneficiary for the year after members of her own family and also fellow club members had received support and services from NAB.   The local ladies group, […]

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Easter Raffle Prize Winners

Easter Raffle Prize Winners

  A big thank-you to everyone who recently supported our Easter Raffle,  we had a great response from our members and raised over £2,000!   We’d like to also thank those that sent in donations on top of their raffle money and the companies who kindly donated items.   The raffle was drawn on Tuesday 31st […]

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Employment and Support Allowance update

Employment and Support Allowance update

Some claimants with sight loss could get over £1,000 extra a year due to a new ruling affecting Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) We’re pleased to report that RNIB’s Legal Rights Service has achieved an important clarification of the law affecting claims for ESA for many people with sight loss.   The new rules make […]

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Our Services

For more than 100 years we have been working with blind and partially sighted people throughout Northamptonshire helping thousands of individuals transform their lives.

Find out how we can help you today – phone our confidential helpline on 01604 719193 or send us an email info@nab.org.uk