Newcastle Society for Blind People

This week at NSBP  : Week beginning 5th June


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

The new website is coming!! We are hoping the new website will be up and running in the next two months

For our very latest news please go to our Facebook page by clicking Facebook

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  

Safeguarding Awareness for Everyone

Come along for information on keeping safe and some tea and cake over lunch time

Tuesday 6th June from 12 pm – 1:30 pm in the auditorium

With information stalls and question opportunities from Northumbria Police, Women’s Aid, Community Health and Social Care Direct and Newcastle Society for Blind People.

You are welcome to stay for a performance by  singer and guitarist Josh Green from 2.00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. To accompany the event we have a number of leaflets 

  • Staying Cool in a Heatwave
  • Keeping Cool at Home  
  • Financial Scamming

If you would like a copy of any of these , please e mail bill@nsbp.co.uk 

  

150th Anniversary 2017

We are celebrating its 150th Anniversary this year in various ways. Firs we have an anniversary tea for our members on 30th June , an exhibition  at the City Library for four weeks from 20th July , a conference on 24th July , an archive on the new website and a book about our history in October 2017! Progress on the book is going well with four of the five chapters done. The last chapter includes current users' memories and what they think of being visually impaired in 2017 . Bill,  Sue and Marj are doing interviews for this at the moment The conference will be a chance to hear not just our history research but also about a new national history of blindness. In the second half we will be looking at how organisations in the city can work together better in the city to make Newcastle more accessible for visually impaired people.

Newsletter

Our next newsletter will be at the end of June or beginning of July 

Accessibility : 

This website is very limited in terms of accessibility at the moment . We are hoping we will have a new website very soon . Its being designed to be more accessible. 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