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

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

Dilwyn and Gaby’s story

Dilwyn, 88, lives alone in a semi-detached house in one of the outlying villages of Wrexham. He began losing his eyesight 19 years ago and is now completely blind. Realising he was becoming cut off from his community, Dilwyn contacted Social Services for help for his loneliness. He says, “The biggest challenge is being on … Read more