The power of the screen

Now, more than ever, technology plays a vital role in helping deafblind people stay in touch with family and friends. Deafblind UK trustee Roger explains his own experience and the difference technology makes to him… “Like many people with poor sight and hearing, I can see far more by looking at a screen than I … Read more

Grieving during the pandemic

Losing a loved one is devastating, and the Coronavirus has made it even more difficult to cope with. Some people have not been able to be with their loved ones in their last hours or have not been able to have the funeral or memorial that they would have liked. This, together with the increased … Read more

Get crafty!

Many arts and crafts activities can be experienced and enjoyed through senses other than sight. The process of creating something from scratch can be very therapeutic and with practice you could make something practical for yourself or a heartfelt gift for others, with any imperfections adding to the charm of a homemade present! Detailed tutorials … Read more

Which benefit?

The world of benefits can be a confusing place, but our guide will help you to navigate this minefield and help ensure that you are receiving all the help you’re entitled to. Benefits are forms of financial support from the Government. There are many different types and eligibility criteria for each one is very different. … Read more

How we help: Befriending

We have heard many stories of how the lockdown has left people more alone than usual. Visits from family and carers have been put on hold and groups and clubs are not running. Our befriending service continues to give our members some normality and continuity throughout, and after lockdown. Joyce’s story Joyce was feeling anxious … Read more

Listening devices

Would you benefit from using a listening device, but you’re unsure about which products are right for you? Here’s our guide to help you find out more! Radio aids Radio aids are small, portable devices that are worn on a neckloop. They send sound directly into your hearing aid and so they are great for … Read more