Deafblind UK offers specialist care and support to deafblind people. We give people support people support and companionship where other can't, helping deafblind people connect with everyday life.
Deafblindness is a cruel condition. Most commonly the result of ageing, it involves the loss of both sight and hearing to the point where life is changed forever. Robbed of the ability to do the most basic everyday things – chat with friends and family, get out of the house, watch television, read, access information – deafblind people can find themselves in unimaginable social, emotional and practical isolation.
Older people (the majority of our members) may also face the traumatic transition into dual sight and hearing loss while dealing with other age-related health or personal issues.
Deafblind UK is a national charity offering specialist services and human support to deafblind people and those who have progressive sight and hearing loss acquired throughout their lives.
Deafblind UU work to bring a deafblind persons world to life. We achieve this by providing practical and emotional support including independent living teams, personal communicator guiding services, communication and rehabilitation training, deafblind self-help clubs, adaptive equipment to assist with daily living, a volunteer befriending service and a free telephone Helpline providing information, advocacy and support.
Deafblind UK aims to:
- Provide quality Peer Support, Befriending and Information and Advice services to help deafblind people live independently, interact with others, understand their rights and access their entitlements.
- To enable people with both a sight and hearing loss to remain in their own homes and participate in their local communities.
- Raise awareness and understanding of deafblindness by engaging with people who have a sight and hearing loss, the Government, organisations, individuals and communities.
Established: September 1928
Registered Charity Number: 802976
Board members: 6
Full time staff: 176
Phone number: 01733 358100
Address: National Centre for Deafblindness, Cygnet Road, Hampton, Peterborough PE7 8FDView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website