Key facts

We support people living with sight loss to lead independent and fulfilled lives – here are just some of the facts and figures about the work we do

  • There are around 35,000 people in Norfolk with some degree of sight loss
  • On average, more than 4,000 visually-impaired people are supported by Vision Norfolk each year
  • In 2019, our community team supported 1,102 people to live independently through one-to-one assistance at home, with a total of 2,425 visits and 39,272 miles travelled
  • Our Young Eyes group supported more than 45 visually-impaired young people and their families in the last 12 months
  • More than 200 volunteers help us to deliver our services
  • A team of ten volunteers – all of whom have direct experience of sight loss – provides weekly telefriends calls to 70 visually-impaired people
  • Nine volunteers provide direct support at eye clinics at Norfolk’s four hospitals (in Norwich, King’s Lynn, Great Yarmouth and Cromer), helping patients access resources, as well as providing emotional support
  • Nearly 5,000 people visit our four equipment centres each year
  • Our activities programme delivers a wide range of activities – for example, in 2019 we held 80 audio book club meetings
  • Last year we provided sight loss awareness training to more than 200 people in the county, helping to create a deeper understanding of sight loss, and how to support people living with visual impairment.