Vision Northumberland                                             Update: 19th June 2023

JOB VACANCY

We currently have a vacancy for a Development Officer to support our clients with Assistive Technology.

A full job description and application form can be found on our vacancy page.

For an informal chat, please call Julie Boyack on 01670 514316


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



INTERESTED IN FOOTBALL?

Check out an interview with our VI team below



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


MORPETH VIP FOOTBALL

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    Email:jo.money@visionnorthumberland.org.uk


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!


OUR GARDEN NEEDS YOUR HELP

The Lions Club of Morpeth are currently fundraising to adapt our existing garden into a safe, tranquil and suitable space for those with a visual impairment. 


Support them by becoming a member today and selecting them as your chosen local cause.


Click on the image below to register



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.

https://vision-northumberland.org/site/assets/uploads/1.100 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.