Celebrating Halloween considerately

While Halloween is an opportunity for good fun and celebration, it can also be a challenging time for people living with deafblindness or other disabilities. So whether you will be out trick or treating or staying in the warm on 31st October this year, here are some hints and tips to make Halloween an enjoyable … Read more

Preparing for the clocks going back

As part of our Deafblind Life Hacks campaign, we have been receiving lots of great hints and tips from members and staff on how to make life a little easier when you have sight and hearing loss. This work to help people who are deafblind live the lives they want is more important than ever … Read more

World Mental Health Day 2019

To mark World Mental Health Day, we are pleased to share Deafblind UK member Mark’s experiences of living with Usher Syndrome and the impact of deafblindness on his mental health. Mark’s story “I have Usher Syndrome Type 3A, I am now severely sight impaired with no useful eyesight. I also have moderate to severe hearing … Read more

A purple Deafblind UK gazebo and table set up on grass at a summer event.

Dates for your diary

Can you get involved with Deafblind UK and help us to help people who are living with sight and hearing loss? We would love you to join #TeamDeafblindUK for the following events: 16th November 2019, Deafblind Penalties, Peterborough We’re looking for volunteers to help out with a bucket collection at the Peterborough Sports FC v … Read more

Two carved pumkpins on a wooden table

Top 10 Autumn and Winter fundraising ideas

As Summer becomes a distant memory and – dare we say it – Christmas is on its way so, here are our top fundraising ideas for Autumn and Winter: Hold a pumpkin carving competition in the office for Halloween – charge an entry fee and offer a prize to the winner Halloween-themed dress down day … Read more

Mick and his guide dog, Usher

Winging it for Deafblind UK!

Deafblind UK member, Mick is no stranger to high-adrenaline fundraising challenges. Last year he completed a sky dive, raising funds for Guide Dogs UK in honour of his dutiful guide dog, Usher, and just a few months ago he raced down the world’s fastest zipwire at 100mph raising £1,100 for Deafblind UK. On a sunny … Read more

Lyn talking to a Deafblind UK member cropped

A day in the life of our Information and Advice Line operators

Sight and hearing loss can be frustrating and difficult to cope with, especially if you have other health conditions to contend with. For those who are new to sight and hearing loss, it can be difficult to accept lifestyle changes like giving up driving, making changes to your home, finding out what benefits are available. … Read more

Grandparents Day

  Grandparents Day, which is coming up on Sunday 6th October, is a great opportunity to thank the people in our lives who play the important roles of nanny, grandad, grandma or grandpa to us, and to our children. It is also a chance for us to remember the potential challenges faced by people as … Read more