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Northumberland County Blind Association (NCBA)

User rating: 5 stars

Reiver House, Staithes Lane, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 1TD
01670 514 316
Opening Times:
9am - 5pm
9am - 5pm
9am - 5pm
9am - 5pm
9am - 4.30pm

Map for Northumberland County Blind Association (NCBA)

Organisation details

The Association works with and for visually impaired people throughout Northumberland. The Centre has a fully equipped training kitchen, a comprehensive exhibition of low vision aids, daily living equipment and examples of computer accessibility software. Book a one to one demonstration of products and assistive technologies at the centre.

Services include:
- Outreach information and advice with drop-in centre and telephone helpline
- Quarterly newsletter
- Computer training courses
- Technology Peer Support group
- Clubs, activities, self help groups, shopping trips and social outings
- Home visiting service
- Transport assistance: volunteer visitors can provide transport to hospital appointments or visits to clubs (there is a small charge for this)
- Telephone counselling service for six to ten sessions
- Sightline telephone support service
- Transcription service

Services offered:

  • Volunteering
  • Low vision services
  • Assistive technology products
  • Low vision aids
  • Loan equipment
  • Audio products
  • Everyday products
  • Computer products
  • Clubs and classes
  • Social functions
  • Trips and outings
  • Support groups
  • Home visiting
  • Emotional support
  • Community advice
  • Shopping assistance
  • Computer skills
  • Assistive technology training
  • Braille transcription
  • Audio transcription
  • Large print transcription
  • Community transport

1 user review

julia Bennett

User rating: 5 stars

Excellent service, helpful staff many thanks

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This organisation was verified on 16 November 2017

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