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Supporting patients through lockdown

Deafblind UK supports patients through lockdown with support from the National Lottery Community Fund. National charity, Deafblind UK is offering its support to all eye clinic patients who have missed appointments due to Covid-19. Simone Moore from Deafblind UK said: “We know that thousands of appointments have been missed due to Covid-19 restrictions and practitioners’ … Read more

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Concentration fatigue

In her latest blog, Deaf advocate and Deafblind UK Outreach Officer Louise Goldsmith finds out more about concentration fatigue and its impact on people living with hearing loss. Concentration fatigue is a familiar term in the Deaf community. Some people who are D/deaf or Hard of Hearing experience this as a side effect of their … Read more

Braille printer

New printer to improve braille communications

Deafblind UK have installed a new braille embosser printer at its head office in Peterborough, allowing the expansion of in-house braille communications. The acquisition was made available by the kind support of The Green Hall Foundation and Lions Clubs. The first braille communications produced on the new printer will be available in the coming weeks, … Read more

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Barclays helps to fund Deafblind UK’s support services during lockdown

National charity, Deafblind UK, has received funding from Barclays to support people who are deafblind through the Covid-19 pandemic. The grant has enabled the charity to operate extended opening hours to cope with increased demand. Since the start of the pandemic, demand for Deafblind UK’s helpline and wellbeing services has increased by 200%. Steve Conway, … Read more