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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 211th Anniversary in 2016. 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 7,000 separate visits to individuals in their homes and there were over 6,000 visitors to the five equipment centres in Norwich, King's Lynn, Great Yarmouth, Cromer, Watton and our Mobile Centre.

In Norwich we have a residential home for 37 residents and 20 sheltered flats as well as a volunteer presence in all four hospital eye clinics in the County. 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

For the past 211 years the NNAB has independently supported Norfolk's blind and visually impaired adults and children.

Here is a short film to explain how we do this today for over 7,000 people across the county.


Tat Tablets and Telephones 

Tablet & Smartphone support for people with sight problems.

Do you have a tablet or smartphone and would like to get to grips with it? Here at the NNAB we are running informal Drop-in sessions to help you get the most from modern technology.

For dates and times please contact Edward BatesNorfolk & Norwich Association for the Blind, The Bradbury Centre, Beckham Place, Norwich NR3 3DZ.

Tel. 01603 629558

Working with Action for Blind People

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