Newcastle Society for Blind People

This week at NSBP  : Week beginning 17th April


Welcome to our website's Front Page where we tell you what is happening in the world of Newcastle Society for Blind People 

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Apologies that this is the first update in a month. This has been due to technical issues with the website management system not saving changes.  We are delighted  to say however that we are moving towards a  new website at the end of the summer .

At our Extraordinary General Meeting there was a majority vote to change our name to Newcastle Vision Support . This will be formally relaunched at   our 150th Anniversary Tea on 30th June 

Vintage Empowerment Officer Vacancy 

We are recruiting for a new Vintage Empowerment Officer for one year following the decision of the  current postholder Bill Norman to retire in July.  Unfortunately, this website no longer allows uploads of files so if you would like to apply please e mail Bill Norman  bill@nsbp.co.uk or simply the office on 2327292 for a  job description. Closing date for applications is 9th May 2017

150th Anniversary 2017

As you will now be aware the Society celebrating its 150th Anniversary this year.   This will be celebrated with an anniversary tea on 30th June , an exhibition  at the City Library for three weeks from 20th July , a conference on 24th July and a book in October 2017

 

Newsletter

Our January 2017 Newsletters are now available on our Newsletter page .For a copy of our latest Newsletter please e mail bill@nsbp.co.uk

 

New website

Are you interested in telling us what you want from a new website in 2017?  We really need your help . We want to know what people think Do you want to help? Then contact Bill for more details

 

Activities

 

March

·       15th March MAC Group - Laila Abdullah - Fire Service   

·       22nd March – CU Wed – to be confirmed

April

·       19th April – MAC Group – to be confirmed

·       26th April – CU Wed, Speaker – Carole Cooke

May

·       17th May MAC Group – to be confirmed

·       24th May – CU Wed, Speaker – Kalsum Akhtar 

 

 

Accessibility : 

Our website is quite limited at the moment and we are working towards an upgrade in 2017 . We apologise if you may experience some difficulties in using the site with screen readers in the meantime. 

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Bus Services Bill

25th November : The Transport Select Committee have published their report on the Bus Services Bill . We have created a large print version of the Report's summary and recommendations. You can download it by clicking Select Committee

UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The Committee has published its Inquiry report concerning the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland . It could be a very important report report. We have converted this a screen reader friendly font  size and format . You can download it by clicking United Nations

 

 


Bus Services Bill

25th November : The Transport Select Committee have published their report on the Bus Services Bill . We have created a large print version of the Report's summary and recommendations. You can download it by clicking Select Committee

UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The Committee has published its Inquiry report concerning the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland . It could be a very important report report. We have converted this a screen reader friendly font  size and format . You can download it by clicking United Nations