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

A purple Deafblind UK gazebo and table set up on grass at a summer event.

Dates for your diary

Can you get involved with Deafblind UK and help us to help people who are living with sight and hearing loss? We would love you to join #TeamDeafblindUK for the following events: 16th November 2019, Deafblind Penalties, Peterborough We’re looking for volunteers to help out with a bucket collection at the Peterborough Sports FC v … Read more

Mick and his guide dog, Usher

Winging it for Deafblind UK!

Deafblind UK member, Mick is no stranger to high-adrenaline fundraising challenges. Last year he completed a sky dive, raising funds for Guide Dogs UK in honour of his dutiful guide dog, Usher, and just a few months ago he raced down the world’s fastest zipwire at 100mph raising £1,100 for Deafblind UK. On a sunny … 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

A man and a woman sitting on a sofa, talking

The right to an assessment

For years, Deafblind UK and other charities have campaigned for the rights of people with dual sensory loss. This has now been acknowledged in specific legislation (The Care Act 2014) but do enough people know about this? We wanted to discover whether people with sight and hearing loss know that they are entitled to a … Read more

A man wearing glasses and holding his ear

Identifying sight and hearing loss

Thousands of people in the UK are living with sight and hearing loss, but how can you tell whether you, or someone you know, is one of them? Early signs of sight loss include: Difficulty reading books and newspapers or watching TV Difficulty recognising people, particularly in unexpected situations Often thinking that you need new … Read more