Jennifer and Shan, linked arms, on a footpath with trees in the background

Jennifer and Shaun

Jennifer is a retired teacher who lost her sight in 2007. She is now totally blind and has age related hearing loss. She, and her husband, have found it difficult to adjust to her sight loss. She said: “I can’t make friends myself. I have to be passive and wait for people to talk to … Read more

Harold’s story

When Harold called our helpline back in March, he was in a desperate situation. A combination of cataracts, hearing loss, tinnitus and arthritis were making life incredibly difficult. Harold was depressed and told us that he felt there was no point going on. Harold spoke to our emotional and wellbeing team who set up a … Read more

Deafblind UK launches remote support groups to combat loneliness

The Covid pandemic has forced us all to change the way we are used to doing things and adapt to a new normal. But regular social groups were more than a chance to catch up with friends. For many people, social groups were possibly their only chance to leave the house, to meet other people … Read more

Two ladies wearing disposable gloves, face masks and visors

Adapting to Covid – our new normal

How Covid has affected our members Being deafblind in this pandemic has been difficult and often terrifying. We never thought that in 2020, we would be taking calls from our members who are running out of food and unable to get more. Thankfully, we could help by supporting them to do online shopping or by … Read more

Accessible video calls

Making your video calls accessible to people with sight and/or hearing loss As remote communications are fast replacing face to face meetings, more and more of us rely on video calls to interact with our colleagues. For people with sight and/or hearing impairments, video calls can be difficult. Here is some simple advice to help … Read more