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The National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) is a not for profit, voluntary organisation offering a service nationwide to persons experiencing problems with their eye-sight. NCBI is a registered charity and has been in existence since 1931. The National Council for the Blind of Ireland is established to promote the full independence of people with impaired vision and to minimise the disabling effects of vision impairment.

Trained staff and volunteers work with NCBI in providing a wide range of regionally based quality services to over 7,000 persons. Over 1,000 persons every year confronted by significant sight loss use the services of NCBI to again establish their equilibrium as fulfilled, independent people living with their loss of vision.

NCBI community-based staff provide information, support and advice on a wide range of services and individually tailored options to people towards meeting their needs at a particular time.

Through mobility training people can learn to move around safely by being shown how to use their residual vision to its maximum and/or the use of a long cane.

NCBI staff can help restore a person's confidence in their application of common-sense solutions in coping with household chores and tasks of daily living.

Holidats, outings and group activities are organised by NCBI staff who are support by volunteers.

Councelling can be made available to individuals and families who request particular assistance from staff skilled in the use of family therapy.

The unique skills of people with vision impairments who work as peer counsellors are available to people regionally. These counsellors have, themselves, experienced sight loss to varying degrees from different causes and at different stages of their lives

Address: National Council for the Blind of Ireland,
  Head Office,
  Whitworth Road,
  Dublin 9.
Lo-call: 1850 33 43 53
Fax: 01 - 8307787

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