Trowbridge drop-in event for Deafblind Awareness Week

Wiltshire Council Hearing and Vision Team held a successful event recently to answer questions and share advice about sight and hearing impairment as part of Deafblind Awareness Week.

People were given an opportunity to meet with dual sensory specialists to ask any questions around dual sensory loss and find out more about available support. Equipment was also on display to allow people to have a go at learning a tactile form of communication such as deafblind manual or Block alphabet.

Cllr Richard Clewer, Leader of Wiltshire Council, said: “This was an invaluable session, which gave local people an opportunity to learn more about deafblind awareness and ask about the support available for a loved one or for themselves. I’d like to thank the team for their continued hard work and dedication in supporting those who are adapting their lives to come to terms with this diagnosis.”

Wiltshire Council Hearing and Vision Team provides a range of services to people who are blind, have limited or impaired sight, are deaf or have acquired hearing loss. They also help people who are deafblind, which is known as dual sensory impairment (a person who has a significant combination of hearing and sight loss). If you are experiencing problems with day-to-day living such as using a telephone, preparing meals or being active in the community, the Hearing and Vision Team can help.