Find out about our projects

Our projects

In 2013, NCBA received £495,924 from the Big Lottery Reaching Communities fund. This terrific sum will help NCBA fund its voluntary services and further develop its information service for five years. Find out more about how we are putting our funding to good use, with our Key Communications project.

Access our resources

Access our resources

Our Resource Centre has a wide range of low-vision aids and other equipment for demonstration, some of which can be given out on loan.
Our facilities include a specially-adapted kitchen suitable for rehabilitation use for teaching kitchen skills to visually-impaired people. 

Get Involved

Get Involved

Volunteering for NCBA is a very rewarding experience, knowing you are making a real difference in supporting blind or partially-sighted people living in Northumberland.
You will be supported by our experienced Volunteer Co-ordinator, who will ensure that you are comfortable with your commitment.

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Computer training for people with a visual impairment

Keeping your computer skills up to date can be a real challenge for many people who are blind or visually impaired. At NCBA, we provide free training using specialist software that can promote your sense of independence and confidence. Using a computer can be easier than you think and age isn't a barrier to learning new skills. Our classes can help you get to grips with your computer and show you how you can connect to the wider world through the internet, skype or social media.

Our knowledgeable and friendly IT trainer can help you make the most of your existing skills, or support you in learning new skills, but whatever your abilities we can help you make the most of today's technologies. "A very rewarding experience. I learnt a lot and no longer feel afraid of my computer!" - Mrs B, Morpeth