Bluebird Care Waltham Forest support Deafblind Awareness Week 2016
Bluebird Care Waltham Forest is supporting Deafblind Awareness Week 2016, an annual event run by the charity Deafblind UK, from the 27 June – 3 July 2016.Bluebird Care Waltham Forest is supporting Deafblind Awareness Week 2016, an annual event run by the charity Deafblind UK, from the 27 June – 3 July 2016.
Losing both hearing and sight creates specific needs that without support the person can feel vulnerable and isolated. Deafblind UK aims to give the right support so that deafblind people can live healthier, more enjoyable and dignified lives.
Deafblindness is a very unique disability with a growing number of people being affected every year across the UK. It can range from some residual sight and hearing to profound loss. People with profound loss rely on touch to communicate. There are four categories of the disability, although not all people will fit into these:
- Born deafblind
- Born deaf and then later lose vision
- Born blind and then later lose hearing
- Acquire sight and hearing loss in later life