Be deaf aware this Valentine’s Day!

With Valentine’s Day coming up tomorrow, our colleague Louise has posted some great advice on social media about how we can make this a ‘Deaf Friendly’ day! So here are Louise’s top tips for how you can show some love to someone you care about who is living with hearing loss… If you’re dating someone … Read more

Dual sensory loss voting guide

The next UK General Election will take place on Thursday 12th December 2019. Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm. As this is a winter election, many of us may feel uncomfortable with getting to the polling stations. In addition, London Vision and Thomas Pocklington Trust have recently published statistics showing that 74% … Read more

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

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

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