Vision Northumberland

Beyond Vision

VN Camera Club currently have an exhibition at The Coquetdale Arts Centre in Rothbury.

The ‘Beyond Vision’ exhibition contains photographic images from iconic landmarks around Northumberland, by blind and partially sighted photographers.

If you’re in the area, please call in. A huge well done to all our photographers for an amazing display.


Cafe@ Burn Lane

Our Sensory Wellbeing Team were at ADAPT Cafe@ Burn Lane in Hexham this month.

Helen, Sandra and Michael took along equipment and information to support Sensory Impaired individuals in the Community. 

As well as help with visual or hearing impairments, our team can also offer advice and practical solutions to a wide range of other topics including housing, employment, fuel poverty etc. Please get in touch if you need any support.

Sight in Motion

A huge thank you to Jenny Vest for coming along to our last photography club and sharing her knowledge with the group.  

We had a fantasic time at Blyth quayside, exploring the area and got some great shots.

Open to new members of all abilities. 

Please call Jo Money for more information on 01670 514316


Newbiggin Walking Group

We are pleased that so many of you were able to join us for our first walking group in Newbiggin. 

Despite the grey cloud hovering over us, we all had a great time!

If you would like to come to our next outing, we will be meeting at Newbiggin Maritime Centre at 10.30am on Thursday 10th August. ALL WELCOME

If you would like more info, please call Jo Money on 01670 514316

Out and about - Belford 

Vision Northumberland believe services should be accessible by all, no matter how far you are from them!

As part of our Outreach Project, the team were so please to be able to bring our services out to the Belford community. A BIG thank you to Bell View for having us.

If you think your community could benefit from a visit, please get in touch with Michael Rickwood on 01670 514316

The Blue Book

We are delighted to share with you the 2023/2024 edition of The Blue Book for Northumberland. 

A volunteer initiative, The Blue Book is a directory of activities and support available within our community for older people and those living with dementia.

You can download a copy here -------> download

or order a hard copy here -------> hardcopy

New Sport and Activities

We are excitied to share some of our new activities with you all and hope you'll come join in the fun!!

Chess Club - every Monday, 12.30 - 2.00pm at Reiver House

Football - fortnightly Thursdays, 12.30 - 2.00pm at Craik Park, Morpeth

Photography Club - 2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 10.30 - 12.00 at Blyth Hub, Keel Row 

Golf - TBC but if you're interested in trying VI Golf, please get in touch

For more info, call Jo on 01670 514316


Check out an interview with our VI team below

Don't forget to follow us on Facebook for more football updates 


Have an interest in football?
Would you like to become involved in VIP Football?
Our new team, Morpeth VIP meet fortnightly at Craic Park the home Morpeth Town FC. Whether you wish to play or support the team, we would love to hear from you
For more information, contact Jo Money on 01670 514316

Chatter Box Cafe

If you want to meet some friendly faces, keep warm and enjoy  FREE refreshments and delicious home cooked food, why not come and join us for a relaxed cuppa and a chat?

Our opening hours:

 Tuesdays 10am - 1pm

Thursdays 10am - 1pm 


Please come and join us, we’d love to see you at our Café!

Northumberland Communities Together: 01670 620015

NCT are here to help keep you safe and well, if you or anyone you know need a bit of extra support...

Perhaps your financial circumstances have changed with reduced hours, redundancy or benefit

Worried about winter bills or financial pressures? We work with Citizens Advice Northumberland to connect and support families

Feeling lonely, overwhelmed or struggling with mental health

If you do need food or medicine, please order it online or by phone or ask friends and family to drop it off at your home.

Worried about someone experiencing domestic abuse or concerned about a neighbour.

TV Licence Concession

Many clients have asked how they can get their registration number to apply for their discount. Please be aware that we do not have copies of your CVI or BD8 certificate. Your registration number will be issued by Northumberland County Council and you should have been issued with a card. Information about your CVI is usually held on your GP records, so you could request a copy of this.

Turn off the TV, Mom and Dad! - ChildrensMD

Join our NCBA 100 Club!

for a chance every month to win:

£25 First Prize

£15 Second Prize

£10 Third Prize

Call Ruth on 01670 514316 to enter a draw to win one of these prizes* every month whilst supporting us?

*Shares can be purchased for an annual fee of £12.  Total share money received by January 31st 2023 will be split 50/50 between prize money and support for the services run by NCBA - prize money is therefore subject to total funds raised. Click below to download an application form, or call Ruth at Vision Northumberland. Club Application Form.docx

Some useful contacts are shown below:

  1. For emergency support, telephone the Local Authority One Call service on 01670 536400‚Äč

  2. For help with things like transport to your GP, essential shopping, etc., please call the Northumberland Community Response team on 01670 620015

  3. If you are blind or partially sighted and are struggling with your mental wellbeing (or you know someone who is) and would benefit from a one-off session of support to deal with difficult feelings generated, or worsened, by the current situation then please call RNIB on 0303 123 9999. For tips, advice and resources to support maintaining good mental health. Click here to visit RNIB's website 

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All our clients have a Sight Impairment (SI) and while this can affect ability to access information on screen, many of our clients use technology to access electronic media.

We have found that it can be better for our home page to be a series of short items to scroll through, rather than have things to click on scattered around the screen. We understand that there is not a 'one-size fits all', and welcome your views.

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The Joiners Arms in Morpeth have named NCBA as their Charity of the Year for 2020.

Our thanks go to Grant and all his staff and customers.