America Day

Colchester East Social Group Celebrate American Independence Day

The USA was all the talk at the Colchester East social group gathering in August as they enjoyed a belated celebration of this year’s Independence Day with a wonderfully themed ‘American Day’ extravaganza. The event was brilliantly choreographed by DBUK member Pam House, an American herself whose native homeland is the state of Alabama. American … Read more

Meet Vijay, Our Deafblind Digital Support Ambassador

Meet Vijay, our most recent ‘Digital Champion’ who is now using his digital skills to teach other deafblind people about accessible technology. Vijay explains how technology has always played a central role in his life: “I began working with text-to-speech assistive software called JAWS initially to help me learn English…it led to mastering other things … Read more

Jimmy The Doer

Meet Deafblind UK Member Jim the ‘doer’

Meet 93 year old Jim, he’s a loyal member of Deafblind UK (DBUK) and used to serve in the army. Each month, Jim attends the ‘Friendly Friday’ social group in Peterborough. Jim describes himself as a ‘doer’, he loves trying new things like archery and enjoys all the activities they do as a group, especially anything to … Read more

Two ladies standing together, one holding a book

Deafblind NI Showcase Reminiscence Therapy Work

Deafblind Northern Ireland (DBNI) hosted an exhibition event in October to celebrate the recent reminiscence therapy work they have been doing with local deafblind people. The exhibition showcased pieces of work created by deafblind members to encourage them to recall and reflect on personal memories as part of a reminiscence project supported by Halifax Foundation … Read more

The Perfect Match: Hyder and Stephen

We’re thrilled to tell you about one of our matches between a befriender and a member, who’s joint passion for music has brought them together. Hyder has been a volunteer with Deafblind UK for a year now. He’s a keen music lover and has been passionate about playing guitar since he was 15. We introduced … Read more

Finding a Different Way to Volunteer: Meet Scott & Fletcher

Some volunteering roles can be a little different to what you might expect…It’s not all about working directly with members, you can volunteer in other ways too! Meet Scott and Fletcher. Our brilliant new admin volunteers in our Peterborough office who give their time to connect Deafblind UK to other organisations that can offer additional … Read more