Deafblind UK is a nationwide organisation that need your help. Discover more about them and how you can get involved by reading on…
Deafblind UK is a national voluntary organisation working to support people who are deafblind.
Formed in 1928, by a group of deaf and blind people, it is now a large charity which focuses on supporting people who have both a hearing and sight loss – who have very specific needs.
Their head office is based in Peterborough with a number of regional offices throughout the UK. Deafblind UK builds up good relationships with funders as well as voluntary and community organisations. They are active in developing partnerships and getting involved in social enterprise activities.
Their emphasis is on giving practical solutions to the problems faced by deafblind people and aiming to support people in being more independent.
“Deafblind UK is a membership organisation which is governed by, people who are deafblind or have both a sight and hearing loss. We champion the rights and interests of all people who are deafblind or have a combined sight and hearing loss and deliver quality services to give these individuals autonomy and control over their lives. Through our work we support equality, independence and choice.”
Deafblind UK strives to educate deafblind people about their rights and help them to access what they are entitled to.
What they plan to achieve:
They plan to extend their services to many more areas in UK and to enable people with sensory and visual loss to actively participate in mainstream activities. DeafBlind UK are actively seeking more funds to train people to work with deafblind people all across the UK.
Volunteering with Deafblind UK:
Those people who want to volunteer the deafblind UK, will be given a full induction program plus excellent support and guidance to work towards the mission of the organisation.
To find out more – take a look at their website –http://deafblind.org.uk/