We provide deafblind friendly social activities and workshops to profoundly deaf, visually impaired BSL users.
- Sport and social and cultural activities
- informal workshops for professionals who work with our beneficiaries
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About this organisation
Our user-led charity group aims to improve the quality of life for the Deafblind community by providing equal and inclusive activities. We cater to the profoundly Deaf, visually impaired community who use British Sign Language (BSL) as their primary means of communication. Many Deafblind people suffer extreme loneliness as they lose their independence. As they become more and more isolated, it becomes easier for the world to forget them.
Deafblindness can be devastating, sometimes costing jobs and relationships, leading to severe mental health issues. All of these could potentially be avoided, given the right support.
Educational opportunities, workshops and peer support can bring about major, long lasting improvements in quality of life for Deafblind people. We focus on family- friendly sociable events, making them accessible to people who use BSL. Examples have included regular coffee mornings, drama and art workshops, interpreted lectures, trips to museums, boat trips along the Thames, and an annual Christmas celebration.
All volunteers are fluent in BSL and deafblind communication methods.