Cadbury World

Accessibility at… Cadbury World

Welcoming 500,000 visitors each year, Birmingham’s Cadbury World opened in 1990 on the former Bournville manufacturing site. The attraction takes guests through the history of the world-famous chocolate brand, using animatronics, interactive displays, staff demonstrations and multisensory cinemas. With a deep focus on tastes and smells, plus multi-sensory exhibits, Cadbury World provides the perfect day … Read more

Electricity pylons at sunset

Priority Service Register

People who might need extra help if a power cut ever happens, are being urged to sign up to a special free register. UK Power Networks delivers electricity to 8.3 million homes and businesses across the East of England, London and the South East, regardless of who residents pay their bills to. While power cuts … Read more

A man wearing headphones

All about… Tinnitus

The British Tinnitus Association defines tinnitus as “the perception of noises in the head or ear with no external source”. The word comes from the Latin for ringing, and sufferers may perceive many different sounds continually. What are the symptoms? Sufferers may hear a ringing, buzzing, whistling or other noise. This can be constant or … Read more

Lyn talking to a Deafblind UK member

When sight and hearing loss affects your mental wellbeing

Deafblindness is a completely different condition to a sight loss plus a hearing loss. It is a distinct impairment that has a uniquely catastrophic impact on people’s lives – yet it often receives far less recognition and support than many single impairments. Most commonly associated with ageing, deafblindness involves loss of sight and hearing to … Read more

Kelly and Doreen outside wearing coats

Kelly and Doreen – friends for life!

Doreen has lived in Blackwood for 33 years. The past year has been a tough one for her, as her husband sadly passed away after suffering with vascular dementia. Doreen suffers from macular degeneration and has considerably reduced hearing having worked in the textile industry. She admits that she felt very lonely and isolated following … Read more

Jim and Sol from Deafblind UK, looking at a computer

Digital support helps Jim to re-connect

Jim, a retired children’s books author,  still enjoys creative writing to keep his grandchildren entertained. However, the onset of macular degeneration, combined with a detached retina, has made this pastime increasingly difficult for Jim to enjoy in his retirement. He initially joined our Camden social group to meet new friends and enjoy the group craft … Read more