Become a Member

Who can become a member?

We are very proud of our status as an organisation governed by its members and provide a high level of support to thousands of members across the UK. If you are deafblind or have a combined sight and hearing loss you can become a member of Deafblind UK.

How to become a member of Deafblind UK

Membership is free and there are lots of benefits in joining us, see below. To find out more, please contact us by freephone on 0800 132320 or email info@deafblind.org.uk

If you know someone who could benefit from our services you can refer them to us by completing and returning a referral form to us. You can download a referral form by clicking here.

Key benefits of joining Deafblind UK

Free Information and Advice Line: If you have any issues or concerns or you simply feel like having a chat, call us on 0800 132 320 during office hours. Our Information and Advice Line staff are always happy to help.

Regular contact: We call members on their birthday and at least twice more during the year to have a chat and see if there is anything we can help you with.

Case worker: Our centralised case worker service is based at our Head Office in Peterborough and supports individual members and their families to resolve specfic issues. The assigned case worker will help you to deal effectively with any problems that you may encounter, providing expert information and advice.

Volunteer Scheme: We run a volunteer scheme that offers deafblind people and their carers the chance of support and respite and aims to enhance our members’ quality of life. This includes our befriender service that links you with a volunteer ‘befriender’, based on shared interests etc, to meet socially on a regular basis. There are also opportunities for you to become a volunteer and support others with a combined sight and hearing loss. Simply click on this link to find out what’s available in your area.

Peer Support and Social groups: Our popular peer support and social groups provide you with an opportunity to meet new people, make new friends, go on outings, or take part in an activity or hobby. They also help you to develop coping strategies with daily challenges and enjoy your independence.  We can link you into our network of groups across the UK, click here to find out more.

Magazine: You will receive a copy of our quarterly magazine Open Hand, keeping you informed of all our new services and the latest events and campaigns that the charity is supporting. We also welcome members’ contributions. To see the latest edition click here