Wales Council of the Blind


Definition: A person is deafblind if they have a combined sight and hearing impairment that causes difficulties with communication, access to information and mobility.

Category: eye condition

Credit: NHS


Services mentioning Deafblindness

Bridgend Deafblind Social Group - (Deafblind UK) Clubs and social groups

For Deafblind people. Second Friday of the month at St. Marys Hall Norton, Bridgend from 11am - 1pm. Coffee and chat, speakers and trips out.

Deafblind support - (Sense) Support Group

Specialist one-to-one support for deafblind people through both communicator guides and intervenors, and outreach support to children, families and deafblind adults in their own homes

Deafblind UK Befriending service - (Deafblind UK) Befriending

Our befrienders are here to talk, laugh and build lasting friendships with. Living with deafblindness can be lonely and you might find yourself feeling increasingly isolated. That’s why we offer a free befriending service where you can have some regular company from a friendly volunteer, either by phone, text message or email.

Deafblind UK Cardiff Social Group - (Deafblind UK) Clubs and social groups

The group provides a friendly, safe space where members can meet for a chat and a cuppa, and share challenges, information and build friendships. It will meet monthly, on the last Thursday, from 12 - 1 pm on the 4th floor of Cardiff Central Library. For referrals to the group, please contact Carys Jones, Sensory Support Officer via email at

Deafblind UK Crafts - (Deafblind UK) Clubs and social groups

Crafts group for deafblind people - meets between 2-4pm on the first Tuesday in the month at Hafan Deg, Grange Rd, Rhyl.

Deafblind UK Helpline - (Deafblind UK) Helpline

Telephone (0800 number) and text (0790 number) advice and information for Deafblind people.

Deafblind UK Information and advice - (Deafblind UK) Advice

Whether you have lived with sight and hearing loss for a while or it is new to you, Deafblindness can be difficult to understand. The information at this site will help you to understand deafblindness and how to make the most of life with sight and hearing loss.

Deafblind UK Wellbeing and Emotional Support - (Deafblind UK) Counselling and emotional support

Our wellbeing and emotional support service can help you through particularly difficult times. You can contact our trained staff and volunteers who are non-judgemental and experienced in helping people who are deafblind. We can contact you at regular times throughout the year to see how you’re doing and to offer any advice or support that you might need. We can also send you Christmas and birthday cards and put you in touch with other people who are in a similar position to you.

Sense Active Programme - (Sense) Sports, arts, leisure and holidays

We have a host of resources that will help sports practitioners, coaches, teachers and support staff provide sensory experiences for people who are deafblind or disabled. We also support the sports and social care sectors through consultation and training. Our tools, training and resources can help you ensure your sports programmes are more inclusive and accessible.

Social Groups - (Deafblind UK) Clubs and social groups

Deafblind Cymru's peer support & social groups provide those with both sight and hearing impairments plus their carers an opportunity to meet people and make friends. At regular meetings, all members are encouraged to get involved in the decision making process to determine what activities the group should do, often including social outings and arranging meetings to enjoy guest speakers on subjects of interest.

Library records mentioning Deafblindness

Open Hand Magazine Magazine - [Library Type]

Open Hand is our quarterly magazine. It contains articles and information that are tailored specifically to people with dual sensory loss. There are very few publications designed for this specific market and so Open Hand gives its readers valuable information that they may not otherwise have known and reminds readers about Deafblind UK's support services.