Our Deafblind Cymru team provide support services to people with dual sensory impairments throughout Wales.
In 2016 we received funding from the Big Lottery Fund Wales to expand our services with a three-year project. This is expected to support over 1,400 people across specific areas of North and South Wales to combat the worst effects of deafblindness, including isolation, loneliness and further mental and physical health problems. This funding will enable us support deafblind people at all stages of the condition to live confident, socially active and independent lives.
News from Wales
“It’s the first time I have been able to read in four years!”
Deafblind UK members in North Wales have been learning how to make the most of tablets and other technology, at the Wrexham Digital Inclusion group. Read more.
As his sight and hearing deteriorated further, Tony decided to join his local Deafblind Cymru social group to get him out of the house. “We do interesting activities with the group; things that I wouldn’t necessarily have the chance to do by myself, like visiting RAF Cosford, playing bowls and going fishing. I used to enjoy fishing when I was younger so having the chance to experience the fresh air and the sense of achievement when you catch something is really nostalgic for me, I’m grateful to have the opportunity to experience it again”. He said. Read more.
Volunteering in Wales
Can you help us to support 1,400 deafblind people across Wales? Volunteering with Deafblind Cymru is fun and rewarding and we’ve got plenty of roles to choose from. From driving and gardening to befriending and running social groups, we would love to hear from volunteers who would like to help us out.