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Deafblind Cymru supports Fran to pursue her love of fishing

Fran thought she’d never be able to fish again when she lost her sight but she was lured back in with some help from Deafblind Cymru.

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Deafblind UK gives Roy the gift of Time

For Roy, something as simple as knowing what time it is was a huge challenge. Find out how we gave him the gift of time!

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Volunteering gives Freddie a new perspective

Freddie wanted to volunteer while he was at Uni, but didn’t have much time to give. Luckily, we had just the job for him and we introduced him to Laurel!

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Deafblind UK opens up new opportunities for Christine

Communicating is very difficult for Christine, but with the support of Deafblind UK, she achieved something she never thought possible!

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Deafblind UK supports Jim to stay active

Jim has always been the active type and so he doesn’t let deafblindness stand in the way! From bowls to sailing and everything in between, Jim’s tired it all!

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Deafblind UK supports John to remain independent

John misses the opportunity to do what he wants, when he wants. He said: “A lot of services in our society are just not easy for me to access which is really frustrating.” Luckily, we were able to help.

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Musical Mark

Living with a severe dual sensory loss is difficult but Mark has found music is a great therapy to help him cope. “It gives me the most amazing sense of wellbeing, I love the discipline, the creativity and the emotion of it. Playing is so exhilarating – it’s a natural high!” He said.

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Helping children to understand deafblindness

In a bid to help children understand what living with sight and hearing loss is really like, we introduced our member, John, to some primary school children.

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Social groups make Kathaleen feel at home

“When someone told me about the Deafblind UK group I was there in a shot! I went along to the first group and thought “this is where I belong” – it felt like a big family full of other people just like me.”

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Matthew makes volunteering fit around his busy lifestyle

Matthew has been a telephone befriender with Deafblind UK for the past three years. As a Producer for BBC News, he has a busy lifestyle but was keen to find a way to make volunteering work for him.

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Befriending and digital support helps Sheila to improve her confidence

Find out how some social interaction and digital technology helped Sheila to feel more confident and independent.

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“It is comforting to know that I’m not alone”

John has Usher syndrome and with a bit of support, enjoys cycling, cooking, writing and archery!

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