Deafblind UK expands services for people impacted by Usher Syndrome

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At Deafblind UK, we are expanding our services for people impacted by Usher syndrome, including those who have previously been supported by Sense. As part of this expansion, the Sense Usher team and their service users, have transferred to Deafblind UK.

Both Deafblind UK and Sense welcome this move. Nikki Morris, CEO of Deafblind UK said: “We are delighted to welcome the Usher specialists to our team and the service users to our membership, we would like to extend a very warm welcome to both parties. This is a move that both Sense and Deafblind UK agree will provide the best possible specialist support for people impacted by all types of Usher syndrome.”

Maria Horton, Group Director of Operational Services at Sense said: “We believe the agreement we’ve reached works well for both charities, and means, most importantly, that the usher community will continue to receive vital support.”

We will continue to provide specialist support for those affected by all types of Usher syndrome, including education around Usher syndrome and communication techniques, support with accessing services and providing opportunities to network and socialise.

People previously supported by the Sense Usher service will now also have access to the wide range of specialist services provided by Deafblind UK, including counselling, support with technology and employment.

Existing members of Deafblind UK can now access the Usher service, in addition to their existing support provision.


 

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