Stuart Gentle Publisher at Onrec

Deafblind UK launches new learning and development program

National charity, Deafblind UK has launched a new learning and development program to help other organisations support people who have combined sight and hearing loss.

The program comprises five new courses which have been designed for anyone who supports people who are deafblind. Topics include understanding deafblindness, supporting and communicating with people who are deafblind and carrying out special assessments.

Deafblind UK is a national charity that supports people who are affected by combined sight and hearing loss. The new learning and development program enhances Deafblind UK’s existing package of services for professionals.

CEO Steve Conway said: “One of the ways that we can help people affected by deafblindness is to educate those who support them. If we can help more people and organisations to understand this unique condition, then we are well on the road to making the world a better place for people who are deafblind.”

Liz Duncan, training and research manager at Deafblind UK said: We work with shops and cafes that want to improve accessibility and we train local authority teams on how to carry out a deafblind assessment – and everything in between!”

To launch the new program the charity is running a two-day course, Assessing under the Care Act for just £300 per person. This will take place at Deafblind UK’s office on 7th and 8th April 2020. For more information or to book a place on the course, please contact Deafblind UK on 01733 358100 or email