Get Your Eyes Tested Even If You Can See Well

As part of the recent National Eye Health Week, Fight for Sight were encouraging people to have an eye test at least every two years in a campaign supported by EastEnders actress June Brown who has an eye condition herself. Research by the charity has shown that three in ten people don’t get an eye … Read more

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Tips for social workers on implementing the Care Act for deafblind people

Sue Brown outlines some challenges for local authorities and practitioners ahead of the Care Act’s introduction in April. By Sue Brown, head of policy at deafblind charity Sense The most important date in social care this year will be the 1st April. This is when the Care Act comes in to force and it’s vital … Read more

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Celebrate Christmas with Guide Dogs!

You’re warmly invited to our first ever Christmas Wishes Concert – the event takes place on Monday 17th December 2018 at Coventry Cathedral, and is hosted by Aled Jones. Join other supporters, service users, volunteers, staff, guide dogs, puppies and special guests for this fantastic evening. We’ll raise the roof with well-known carols, performances from … Read more

What do Vision Rehabilitation Workers do?

Going blind is frequently rated as the health condition that people fear above all others. The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) say that this fear becomes a reality for 100 new people every day. So when you see a person striding down the street sweeping their white cane in front of them, you … Read more

Sensory Impairment and Live Music Survey

The charity, Attitude is Everything, works to remove barriers to accessing live music for all deaf and disabled people. To do so effectively, the charity would like to better understand the barriers people with a range of impairments face and what can be done to combat them. They have recently launched a new survey, aiming … Read more

National Eye Health Week 2018 – Vision Really Matters

This year’s National Eye Health Week (NEHW) will take place from 24 to 30 September 2018, promoting the importance of eye health and the need for regular sight tests for all. Sight is the sense people fear losing the most, yet many of us don’t know how to look after our eyes – National Eye … Read more

Christmas Cards 2018

Deafblind UK’s 2018 range of Charity Christmas Cards are now in stock. We’re always looking for new and exciting ways to diversify our work and support our members. This Christmas, we wanted to do something a little different, and give you all the opportunity to support Deafblind UK’s work while sending glad tidings to your … Read more

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Deafblind NI outing to Ballymoney

Here’s our Engagement Officer, James McVicker, discussing the recent Deafblind NI outing to Ballymoney. On 21st August, The Coleraine Group had their outing to Ballymoney. We Met at Boyd’s Café at noon and had lunch. Had a chat and a laugh and then walked down the street to the Joey Dunlop Memorial Gardens. We admired the … Read more

Deafblind NI Belfast support Group outing to Ballycastle

Here’s our Engagement Officer for Belfast, James McVicker, giving an account of the Belfast Deafblind Support Group’s recent outing to Ballycastle: On Monday 17th of Sept The Belfast DB Support Group had an outing to the Beautiful coastal town of Ballycastle. We got a bus up from Belfast and had lunch at The Marine Hotel. … Read more