We have a dedicated team who provide specialist support for deafblind people.

The team is specially trained in deafblindness and offers an assessment and services to deafblind people, which will often include equipment.

The term 'deafblind' means people who have a combined vision and hearing impairment.

The services available depend on the individual but will usually be part of helping a person to:

  • Manage communication with other people e.g. at the bank, in shops, on the telephone;
  • Use information e.g. deal with letters, bank statements; and
  • Get out and about in order to be more independent.

Requesting help and support

If you think you might benefit from social care support, you can our free online self-assessment tool to look into ways of helping yourself with daily activities in your own home.

Alternatively, you can contact us to ask for a needs assessment that will help us provide you with the right type of care and support.

The equipment provided to you would depend on your personal needs. We do not normally provide equipment that is readily available and that people would normally be expected to provide for themselves, for example, telephones.