Book a deafblind awareness session for your local WI group

You can create a brighter future for people who are deafblind. Find out more about our work and book an awareness talk for your next WI meeting from this page.

Deafblindness is lonely, isolating and scary. Yet it affects over 450,000 people in the UK. This could include your friend, neighbour, sister or colleague.

Together with Deafblind UK, your WI group can change the future for people living with deafblindness.

Let's work together

Learn more about sight and hearing loss and how you can help, by booking a free deafblind awareness talk today.

Our friendly, interactive and insightful talks can be delivered either in person or virtually and will leave you feeling empowered and knowledgeable about sight and hearing loss.

Thank you for an inspirational talk yesterday. You not only told us about deafblind people, but you took us into their world. A world which is so very hard to imagine. Thank you for bringing this to life for us. - WI Swaffham

Book a free deafblind awareness talk for your WI meeting by clicking here.

Deafblind UK is a WI approved speaker.

About our work

For almost a century, we've been helping people who are deafblind lead the lives they want. We are here every step of the way to reassure, advise or just to be someone to turn to if there is no one else. We provide practical help, emotional support, help with technology, information, advice and even holidays to anyone who needs it.

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Empowering young people

We believe that all children should be given equal chances to learn, so we're working with schools and parents to make sure every child gets the best start in life.

Find out how we're creating great memories for children who are deafblind.

Mental health awareness

We provide a range of free support to ensure that nobody has to go through sight and hearing loss alone - including counselling, befriending and our helpline.

Find out how you can reduce loneliness in your community by becoming a volunteer befriender.

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Make a difference with fundraising

We're looking for talented people like you to fundraise for people living with deafblindness. Fundraising for us is the perfect way to make your community a more inclusive space for people living with sight and hearing loss, and share your experiences.

Here are a few ways your local WI can get started with fundraising:

Crafting sessions

Does your group include talented knitters, embroiderers or weavers? Share your skills with a sponsored craft day, and invite your members and people in your community to take part in exchange for a donation to Deafblind UK. All you will need is a volunteer to lead the session, some basic materials and a safe place to work on your craft.

Bake sale

We love a good bake sale - bonus points if you can get it to coincide with the final of The Great British Bakeoff (we recommend leaving the technical challenges in the tent)! Put a twist on this fundraising stalwart by swapping favourite recipes between your members or working from a historical theme to promote discussion.

Challenge yourself

Fundraising can be as simple as asking your local shop to hold one of our collection boxes on the counter, doing a sponsored walk on a bright Autumn day or even taking on one of our challenge events. We hold regular challenge events throughout the year, and there's something for everyone - from bike safaris to marathons! Be sure to check back regularly for new challenges.

If you have any questions or have another fundraising idea you'd like to run past us, please contact us and we'll be happy to help.

Let’s keep in touch!

Join our mailing list and we will keep you up to date about our projects and opportunities to get involved with Deafblind UK.

Prefer to talk?

Call us on 0800 132320 or text us 07903572885
Monday – Thursday 9.00am – 5.00pm and Fridays 9.00am – 4.00pm

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We would love to keep in touch with you to keep you up to date about our work.