If you’re affected by sight and hearing loss, we’re here for you.
Coronavirus is making life difficult for many people, but sight and hearing loss can make it even tougher. We will keep you informed, reassured and supported.
If you are worried about Coronavirus (Covid-19) and how it will impact you and your family, we are here.
How can we help?
Prefer to talk?
If you would prefer to speak to someone, please call us on 0800 132 320.
Donate to Deafblind UK
Donate to Deafblind UK today and help someone with sight and hearing loss to live the life they want.
For £10 a month, you can fund our Information and Advice line which offers support in times of crisis, or simply a caring, sympathetic ear when someone feels sad or isolated.
For £15 a month, you could pay for a subsidised venue to host a member forum, which provides an opportunity for our members to meet and socialise, and a chance to share their thoughts and ideas on how the charity should grow and develop
If you are able to donate £40 a month, that would pay for a sessional worker to host and actively participate in monthly social groups, which are vital for providing our deafblind members with a safe place to meet, reducing their isolation and loneliness.
If you are able to donate £80 a month, you could fund IT equipment that allows our Digital Inclusion Manager to showcase technological adaptations and devices that transform our deafblind members’ online
£5 would pay for someone from our Information and Advice Line to make contact with a deafblind person and ensure they are okay.
£15 would pay for a volunteer to make a house call to one of our deafblind members.
£30 would pay for a volunteer to support one of our deafblind members in visiting a shopping arcade or the seaside.
£45 would pay for a volunteer to support one of our deafblind members in visiting a shopping arcade or the seaside.
What we do
Our social groups are the ideal opportunity to get out and about and have fun with friends. Groups are open to anyone with a combined hearing and sight loss, their family, carers, support workers and of course guide dogs.
We all need a break sometimes, but we know that for some, staying away from home is not that easy. Our three self catering caravans provide a home from home break at heavily discounted rates.
I can’t see well enough to read books so often I will spend the day sitting alone with my thoughts. Deafblind UK has been great in finding me a volunteer, I’m so grateful I really don’t know what I’d do without her
I now have Deafblind UK and others around me who understand sight loss and know exactly what I’m talking about. A massive part of it has been the emotional support, someone to share with and understand what I am going through. It has given me hope for the future and raised my spirits
“Being part of the Deafblind NI group means I have the chance to talk to people who experience the same everyday challenges that I do. It is comforting to know that I’m not alone and that Deafblind NI is there to support me in other ways if I need. It also gives me the opportunity to take part in activities and experiences that I would not have otherwise done.
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Our conference centre
The Deafblind UK conference centre in Peterborough is the perfect place to hold your meeting or event. With 11 rooms holding anything from 2 to 200 people and unlimited refreshments in a fully accessible building, we have something to suit everyone.