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Open your eyes to better nutrition

There have been countless studies in recent years which prove the benefits of a healthy diet and exercise to encourage healthier eyes. Many of us are focusing on nutrition to reduce our waistlines – but did you know that a well-balanced diet can help your vision too? By adding these natural wonders to your plate, … Read more

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Helping David through the Pandemic

David suffers from tinnitus and his sight is deteriorating. This, coupled with other health issues, including celiac disease, means that David often finds things more difficult than he used to. David has enjoyed a varied career, including spending 10 years as an electrician in the Army. He has always been an independent and confident person. … Read more

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Thank you for sticking with us

I know that I speak for people who are deafblind across the country, when I tell you just how grateful I am that you haven’t given up on us. This past year has been difficult for everyone, to say the least. Time, money and patience have been stretched beyond belief for many people, but you … Read more

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Jennifer and Shaun

Jennifer is a retired teacher who lost her sight in 2007. She is now totally blind and has age related hearing loss. She, and her husband, have found it difficult to adjust to her sight loss. She said: “I can’t make friends myself. I have to be passive and wait for people to talk to … Read more

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Support Deafblind UK without reaching into your pockets

Do you ever feel like you would like to ‘give something back’ but you are also feeling the financial pinch? Here are some ways that you can support Deafblind UK, without over-stretching yourself. Gift aid it! If you are a UK tax payer then we can claim gift aid on every donation you give us. … Read more

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Key workers launch befriending service to combat isolation

Key workers at UK Power Networks have partnered with charities to launch a telephone befriending service aimed at tackling social isolation during the coronavirus pandemic. West Norfolk Befriending and Deafblind UK have teamed up with the UK’s biggest electricity distributor to match the company’s trained volunteers with older people and those with hearing and sight … Read more

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National Emergencies Trust (NET) funding awarded to Deafblind UK

Coronavirus has challenged the whole nation, causing fear, grief, panic and disruption to the way each one of us goes about our daily lives. The National Emergencies Trust (NET) has partnered with HIWCF to award Deafblind UK a grant to help those most affected by the crisis. The grant will help us to continue to … Read more

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All about… Ménière’s disease

Affecting two in every 1,000 people, Ménière’s disease is a rare condition that is caused by a disorder in the inner ear. It usually only impacts one ear at a time but can lead to dizzy spells and hearing loss. What causes Ménière’s disease? The condition arises when changes in pressure affect the fluid in … Read more