There are four basic groups of deafblind people, although some people may feel they don’t fit into any group.
What do we do?
We carry out statutory assessments to identify the impact of what having a dual sensory loss may have on a person’s ability to manage their daily living needs safely.
We provide a service using qualified communicator guides to support deafblind people to develop new ways of maximising their independence.
This can include enabling people to access local shops and facilities, basic cooking skills, learning new communication methods, supporting people at appointments and meetings.
We provide short term interventions to deafblind people and their carers to improve service user confidence and self esteem by giving them advice, information and self support strategies.
The communicator guide team can provide awareness and practical skill training on managing deafblindness to families, carers, professionals and staff within residential and nursing homes.
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