Hi-VisUK will continue the investment by our sister project, In Good Hands, to build the capacity of Sunderland and North Durham Royal Society for the Blind to become a dual sensory service for their members and local older people in Sunderland and north County Durham.
Their volunteers and staff are being supported with training in deafblind awareness and how to use our identification tool. This will enable them to identify older people with the condition and provide appropriate support.
Older people identified as having a dual sensory loss will be supported by the Society’s volunteers and where appropriate by HiVisUK staff to ensure they get the appropriate response from other local service providers.
This is one of our unique capacity building models that Hi-VisUK will promote across the country.
Hearing Impairment and Visual Impairment Support UK (Hi-VisUK) is a UK registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation – a charity – raising awareness, offering training, providing qualifications, and opportunities to support older people with age acquired dual sensory loss.
Where to find us
Hearing Impairment and Visual Impairment Support UK,
The Centre for Independent Living,
Burbank Street, Hartlepool, TS24 7 NY