Deafblind Scotland

Deafblind Scotland

Charity information

Deafblind Scotland

Deafblind Scotland aims to "help deafblind people in Scotland live as rightful members of their own communities". We serve people who have lost, or are losing, both their sight and hearing.

Deafblindness is a disability of a different order,often causing a level of isolation in individuals which destroys any sense of well-being.

We seek to remove that isolation in any weay we can. We provide information in a range of formats, offer advice and support, organise outings and social opportunities and distribute newsletters on a regualr basis, again in alternative formats.

We are funded by various statutory agencies to provide an essential Guide/Communicator service which enables deafblind people to take part in everyday activities in their community with the support of highly skilled communication professionals.

We offer deafblind people the opportunity to improve their cooking skills, maximise their independence, and learn about IT in our little Training Centre. We offer a programme of activities and training, including computer skills, communication and language skills and crafts.

We provide a range of certificated training to professionals and others with an interest in dual sensory impairment. We also deliver awareness training at a level to suit everyone's needs and budgets.

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