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National Federation of the Blind of the UK is a national membership organisation of blind and partially sighted people working and campaigning on behalf of others in the UK with similar difficulties.

 

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We in NFBUK want blind, deaf-blind and partially sighted people to be treated equally and receive the same dignity and respect as other members of society.  We want to be able to move safely around our local areas, take part in education and training, get a job, have a social life –  do  exactly what the average UK citizen expects to do.

What do we do?

We work with many other charities and organisations, and also with local and national government departments and committees who make decisions that affect blind and partially sighted people.   We keep them updated about the problems and issues that we, as blind and partially sighted people, face and work with them to find solutions.

How do we meet and operate?

We have a network of local Branches around the country and a postal Branch for those members not able to get to a local group.  NFBUK has an e-group and a national audio magazine where members can exchange views about subjects that affect or interest them. We also circulate FedNews, a bi-monthly magazine of news and views from Branches, members, government and other sources, in both audio and e-mail.

From our office in Wakefield, we provide information for our members and their Branches in Braille, large-print, e-mail and various forms of audio media.

NFBUK does not receive any Government funding and it is thanks to the backing and donations from our members and supporters that we are able to keep campaigning. You could help NFBUK by setting up a regular donation or by making a single donation. Thank you for your support

Our latest news

Tributes to Pauline Topham

Pauline Topham died on 4th April this year in Tenerife. To the right is a picture of the tree planted in Paulines memory by her good friend Pat Onions which NFBUK made a donation towards. […]

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Eastbourne Weekend Was Bigger This Year !

Please find to follow a report from one of the attendees, Alison Julal. After attending the NFBUK Eastbourne weekend in 2016 and having had a fantastic weekend of activities and meeting new people, my friends […]

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