Mick (right) with his wife Chris (left)

Wing it with Mick!

We’ve had the pleasure of working with and writing about many of our inspirational members. However, few are as awe-inspiring as Mick, a passionate fundraiser and daredevil! Essex-based Mick began to lose his peripheral vision at the age of 25. He was referred to Moorfields Hospital in London, where he was diagnosed with optic nerve … Read more

Three people sitting down at a music festival with their backs to the camera

Accessibility at music festivals

With a whole summer of festivals lined up for us, organisers are doing their bit to make sure each event is as inclusive as possible. This summer, make sure you know what is available to you at festivals with our accessibility guide. Free access Personal assistants can generally apply for an extra ticket to attend … Read more

CALA Homes made a community bursary scheme to Deafblind UK. Pictured during a Deafblind UK Friendly Friday, making bird feeders at Ferry Meadows in Peterborough, are (left to right) Ray Hersey (CALA Homes), Louise Mott (volunteer), Di Beckett (Peer leader as part of the Deafblind Friendly Friday group), Seamus Connelly (Head Community and Corporate Fundraising - Deafblind UK)Ray Hersey (CALA Homes), Ron Beckett (Deafblind Friendly Friday group), Adam Fraser (Community development), Anika Owen (Regional Manager Deafblind UK). Deafblind UK, CALA Homes, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, on June 21, 2019.

Deafblind UK receives a welcome boost from CALA Homes’ Community Bursary Scheme

We are delighted to have received a helping hand from CALA Homes, having received £1,250 from the award-winning housebuilder. This will go towards funding our Peterborough social group for people with deafblindness, their families and carers called “Friendly Fridays”. It is an afternoon session of sensory stimulation activities which also gives deafblind people the opportunity … Read more

Dilwyn and Gaby’s story

Dilwyn, 88, lives alone in a semi-detached house in one of the outlying villages of Wrexham. He began losing his eyesight 19 years ago and is now completely blind. Realising he was becoming cut off from his community, Dilwyn contacted Social Services for help for his loneliness. He says, “The biggest challenge is being on … Read more

Clothing that allows you to ‘feel’ somebody looking at you 

Researchers at The University of Borås in Sweden are developing a new range of clothing that will allow deafblind people to experience haptic signals through the clothes that they wear.   This would allow the wearer to be able to tell if someone is looking at them or where the ball they dropped is in the room.   Working to digitise touch and … Read more