Complementing the support offered by NCBA, Sight-on-Site, funded by Northumberland NHS Care Trust, enables vision impaired people within Northumberland to live independently and manage their tenancies by providing a wide range of housing related support services. This can range from liasing with other organisations, advising on financial issues or dealing with the safety and security of the home.
Sight-on-Site are regarded as a “Floating Service” and as such we will visit you in your own home.
The team consists of two full time Vision Support Workers who are fully experienced at working with individuals with various sight conditions.
If you would like further information please contact Jim or Paul at NCBA on 01670 514316
Sightline is an innovative telephone support service designed to support newly registered blind and partially sighted people and those who are isolated or still coming to terms with the practicalities of their sight loss.
Vision impaired volunteers and their clients are linked by telephone in their own homes. Volunteers can pass on valuable hints and information or just have a friendly chat with their clients.
If you would like further information, please contact Fran on 01670 514316.
We are always pleased to provide information and advice in person or by phone about equipment and services available to VIPs. Reiver House has a wide range of low vision aids for demonstration, some of which can be given out on loan.
We also produce a quarterly magazine, free to Vision Impaired people, available in large print, Braille, on audio-disc (CD or MP3), on USB memory stick or by email. The magazine is also available to outside organisations and gives news about NCBA activities and events, clubs, information about new equipment and useful information about other relevant services.
The magazine is also downloadable (Browse Aloud) on the website www.ncba.org.uk