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Vision Norfolk

Client since 2015

Vision Norfolk (formerly the Norfolk and Norwich Association for the Blind) is one of Norfolk's oldest charities and the fifth oldest Association for the visually impaired and blind in the United Kingdom.

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 its 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 it has 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.  It has 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, 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.

 

Client News

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SIGHT LOSS CHARITY AND LEADING CARE HOME GROUP ANNOUNCE NEW PARTNERSHIP

11th Oct 2021

The future of a Norwich care home has been secured following the announcement of a new partnership between one of...

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Members of the Vision Norfolk west Norfolk Audio Book Club discussing their latest title

VISUALLY-IMPAIRED BOOK LOVERS CAN AT LAST GET TOGETHER TO DISCUSS THEIR FAVOURITE READS

14th Sep 2021

Visually-impaired book lovers are to have the chance to discuss their passion with other readers face-to-face for the first time...

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Blind youngster Laurel Allen handles the replica Diplodocus skull

VISUALLY-IMPAIRED YOUNGSTERS GET UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH DIPPY THE DIPLODOCUS

18th Aug 2021

Visually-impaired children had the chance to get up close and personal with Dippy the dinosaur at a specially-arranged visit organised...

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VISUALLY-IMPAIRED YOUNGSTERS TAKE TO THE WHEEL

14th Jul 2021

Twelve visually-impaired youngsters had the chance to take to the wheel and drive at real-world road speeds as part of...

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Countywide collection day

GENEROUS NORFOLK PEOPLE DIG DEEP AND RAISE £1,324 FOR COUNTY’S SIGHT LOSS CHARITY

30th Jun 2021

Generous Norfolk people have boosted the coffers of the county’s sight loss charity after a county-wide street collection day raised...

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BLIND AND SIGHTED BROADS WALKERS RAISE £4,755 FOR NORFOLK’S SIGHT LOSS CHARITY

18th Jun 2021

A team of 11 charity staff, volunteers and blind people have raised over £4,700 for Norfolk’s sight loss charity after...

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NORFOLK’S SIGHT LOSS CHARITY LAUNCHES VOLUNTEER APPEAL

31st May 2021

A Norfolk charity which is fully opening up its services after over a year of lockdown restrictions is appealing to...

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NEW VOLUNTEER STEPS OUT TO HELP BLIND FUNDRAISER ON 50KM CHALLENGE

7th May 2021

A Norwich man is starting his volunteering career by putting his best foot forward – and stepping out to guide...

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Taverham Garden Centre collection April 2021

GENEROUS SHOPPERS DONATE MORE THAN £500 TO NORFOLK’S SIGHT LOSS CHARITY

28th Apr 2021

Generous shoppers at Taverham Garden Centre donated more than £500 to Norfolk’s sight loss charity when it undertook its first...

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CHARITY’S MOBILE ADVICE UNIT TO PROVIDE ADVICE AND SUPPORT FOR VISUALLY-IMPAIRED PEOPLE RIGHT ACROSS NORFOLK

13th Apr 2021

Visually-impaired people right across Norfolk will be able to access information, advice and support close to where they live, as...

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MAJOR COUNTY-WIDE SURVEY LAUNCHED TO FIND OUT ISSUES FACING COUNTY’S VISUALLY-IMPAIRED

10th Feb 2021

A major Norfolk-wide survey has been launched by the county’s sight loss charity to ensure its services continue to meet...

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Visually impaired children enjoying a Vision Norfolk story telling session pre Covid

NEW WEEKLY ZOOM STORY TIME AND SING-A-LONG SESSIONS LAUNCHED FOR VISUALLY-IMPAIRED PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN

1st Feb 2021

Families with visually-impaired pre-school age children are being invited to take part  in a weekly Zoom-based story time and sing-a-long...

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