What we do

Awareness talks

As the number of people living with sight and hearing loss in the UK is rising, it is important that more and more of our wider community is aware of how to be considerate and supportive towards deafblind people.

Befriending

Living with reduced sight and hearing can be lonely. For various reasons people may find themselves becoming increasing isolated and unable to enjoy the same level of social interaction that they may have otherwise done. That’s why we offer a free befriending service where you can be matched to a volunteer befriender to enjoy some regular company.

Casework

Through our casework service we provide specialist information, advice and at times critical support, in areas such as accessing and understanding healthcare and treatment, and gaining social care and legal advice. We always aim to support to the best of our ability even on short notice.

Digital Inclusion

You’d be surprised at just how much your mobile phone or tablet can do for you. Most handheld devices have a range of in-built accessibility features which can make a huge difference to someone with sight and hearing loss. From magnification to voice recognition, we can show you how to make the most of the technology you’ve already got.

Holidays

We all need a break sometimes, but we know that for some, staying away from home is not that easy. Our two fully accessible caravans provide a home from home break at heavily discounted rates.

Information & Advice Line (IAL)

Our free Information and Advice Line offers support and guidance to people living with sight and hearing loss, their carers, family and friends, as well as professionals working with deafblind people. It is manned by a team of professionals.

Social groups

Our social groups are the ideal opportunity to get out and about and have fun with friends. Groups are open to anyone with a combined hearing and sight loss, their family, carers, support workers and of course guide dogs.