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Understanding the Accessible Information Standard

Understanding your healthcare and rights can be difficult. Keeping on top of appointments, prescriptions, medical letters and much more may be overwhelming, which is why the Accessible Information Standard (AIS) was introduced. What is the Accessible Information Standard? The government first introduced AIS in August 2016. Its aims are to ensure that those with sensory … Read more


Low Vision and Hearing Loss Day 28th June 10.30am – 3.30pm Deafblind UK, Cygnet Road, Hampton, Peterborough PE7 8FD A free event for anyone who is affected by sight loss, hearing loss or both!  

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Five minutes with home befriender, Hajra

What does your role as a befriender involve? I visit a lady who is deafblind and I read her books, usually about famous people, we read about where they have been and what they have achieved. We both like to watch Saturday Kitchen and learn about the places that chef Rick Stein visits, and the … Read more

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Five minutes with admin volunteer, Shannon

What does your role as an admin volunteer involve? I work on the database and contact Deafblind UK members through text and email, to see how they are. Why did you choose to become an admin volunteer? I wanted to learn about admin roles and tasks and understand about the office environment. Why Deafblind UK? … Read more

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Five minutes with home befriender, Karen

What does your role as a befriender involve? As a home befriender I go to the persons home to provide some regular company and a chat over many cups of tea. Why did you choose to become a befriender? I think there are a lot of people who for whatever reason are lonely or isolated … Read more

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Macular Degeneration doesn’t stop Margaret volunteering

Margaret from South Wales has volunteered for Deafblind UK for the past 10 years. She has since developed Macular Degeneration herself and so has more empathy than ever for the people she helps. She said: “I used to bring a friend of mine to the Deafblind UK social groups because she didn’t have transport. I … Read more


Get out in the garden this summer!

The health benefits of the great outdoors have been proven time and again by scientists, so much so that the outdoor pursuit is now being prescribed by doctors! Gardening is a great reason to get outside, by reconnecting with nature, gardeners can improve their physical health, feel less anxious, and even improve their capabilities for … Read more