Tuesday April 7th 2020, the NCBI (National Council for the Blind of Ireland) is calling on the HSE to make the payment of the Blind Welfare Allowance available by bank transfer in light of the COVID2019 pandemic. The Blind Welfare Allowance (BWA) is a monthly means-tested payment of up to €240 for a single person …Read More about Widespread regional variations of HSE payment placing blind people at unnecessary financial hardship
Press Release NCBI aims to beat Covid with E-Commerce Wednesday 1st April 2020, Ireland’s second largest charity retailer, NCBI, has announced the launch of online fashion sales. The charity, which provides much needed practical and emotional support to people who are blind or visually impaired, has almost 120 charity shops across Ireland. Due to the …Read More about NCBI aims to beat Covid with E-Commerce
Here is a list of frequently asked questions to both inform and reassure you that NCBI is still here for you. Is NCBI still open? NCBI offices are closed for face to face appointments, charity shops and day centres are also closed. However, staff are working remotely to safely provide services over the phone and …Read More about Got any questions about NCBI services?
Wednesday 25th March 2020, NCBI is reminding everyone living with sight loss that its National Helpline 1850 33 43 53 is open from 8am-8pm Monday to Friday at this time, offering practical and emotional advice and support as well as information on our breadth of services that may be relevant to them. Chris White, NCBI …Read More about NCBI’s national helpline open to support blind or visually impaired people
Press Release For immediate release NCBI highlighting needs of visually impaired while shopping Monday 23rd March 2020, NCBI is asking all retailers to be mindful of the needs of people who are blind and visually impaired when shopping during this Covid19 pandemic bearing in mind that sight loss is not always a visible disability. Chris White, …Read More about NCBI highlighting needs of visually impaired while shopping