What does deafblind mean?
Deafblind people have a combined sight and hearing loss, this may cause difficulty with communication, access to information, mobility and daily living.
What Support is available?
Through Deafness Support Network (DSN), Cheshire has a Deafblind Specialist Worker trained to assess, advise and equip people who have serious sight and hearing problems with the skills they need to live as independently as possible. We offer assessment, training and advice for all aspects of daily life, including communication, access to information, mobility and daily living.
People who are Deafblind can still live independently in their own home. It is one of the roles of the Deafblind Specialist Worker to discuss any problems that people may be facing in their own home and suggest ways that can be overcome, and also suggest equipment that could help practically.
Who is eligible for services?
Anybody who has both sight and hearing loss to the degree that it is causing them difficulties with communication, access to information, mobility, or activities of daily living.
If you know someone that would benefit from Deafblind Support services, please download the leaflet
, or contact us via our Contact page.
DSN can also provide a Deafblind Communicator Guide Service, which can help you to:
- Go shopping;
- Go for a walk;
- Access hobbies;
- Access local leisure facilities;
- And a range of other services
Some people may have to pay for this service, although some funding may be available. Please contact us for further information, or download a flyer by clicking here