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Welcome to the website for one of Norfolk's oldest charities and the 5th oldest Association for the visually impaired and blind in the United Kingdom.

The Norfolk and Norwich Association for the Blind (The NNAB) celebrates its 213th Anniversary in 2018. Its mission is to help Norfolk's 20,000 people with poor sight remain independent and confident. Sight loss affects all age groups and the Association supports everyone from new born to those over 100 years of age.  Last year our community workers made nearly 4,000 separate visits to individuals in their homes and there were over 6,000 visitors to our Equipment Centres in Norwich, King's Lynn, Great Yarmouth and Cromer and to our Mobile Centre.

In Norwich we have a residential home for 37 residents and 20 supported living flats for people with visual impairment. We have a volunteer presence in all four hospital eye clinics in the County making contact with people newly diagnosed to let them know about the help we can provide. We have a busy sports and leisure programme and over 200 active volunteers give generously of their time to deliver these essential aspects of the charity. The Bradbury Activity Centre, located in Norwich and opened by our Patron, Her Majesty The Queen, in 2010 acts as a hub for all that the Association does for Norfolk's visually impaired and blind - whatever the age and wherever they are in the County.

The Association receives no state funding of any sort instead relying entirely on legacies and donations, so please do think of us when you are considering making a donation to a charity - all the money raised in Norfolk is spent in Norfolk, and that's a promise!

About the NNAB

Norfolk and Norwich Association for the Blind has been supporting people with sight loss enjoy active, independent and fulfilled lives for over 200 years.

Through the support of over 200 volunteers we do this by:

  • Providing safe, suitable accommodation and care for people who need support to live independently
  • Empowering people with sight loss to continue with everyday life through supported social, leisure and educational activities
  • Supporting those with sight loss through our visiting community workers and our services within eye clinics to adapt and live independent and fulfilled lives
Here is a short film highlighting some of the work of the NNAB
Lovely Days - Norfolk and Norwich Association for the Blind