Our Courses are Your Courses

HiVis UK provides learning opportunities for anyone working with or caring for or providing a service to older people with age acquired dual sensory loss/deafblindness. These come as accredited courses or as short practical workshop sessions.

Our accredited courses are delivered either on site “closed” courses exclusively for your organisation’s people or as “open” courses where you can send one or two workers along e.g. via SCIE.

Our ideas & your ideas, a perfect combination!

We are constantly developing new ideas for training and development as well as reviewing and updating current our current courses. These are based on what you and others tell us.

If you have a specific staff training need or an organisation development idea around your work with older people and dual sensory loss please talk to us.

The future is bright.

We truly believe that “together is better, together is stronger”.

What this means simply is that we are about building the capacity, confidence and resilience of others – the individual elderly person with acquired deafblindness, their families and carers, the organisations that support or provide care services to them, the local authorities and health services who are bound by law to look after them – our older people.

Working together will lead us all to a brighter future.

How our work helps others…

“It is also noted that almost 40% of respondents reported finding the training useful in their personal lives with family, friends or neighbours who are deafblind. This indicates added value to the training increasing the numbers of deafblind people being supported either informally or formally in a work setting.”

From our research interviews.
From our research interviews.Our learners talking about what our training means to them.

“Much of this equipment (to support an older deafblind person) is small scale, inexpensive and practical yet deafblind people appear to have little awareness of the availability of such equipment. The training has raised awareness of carers, support staff and others, with the result that deafblind people are beginning to benefit from the use of such equipment. This finding is now being confirmed by deafblind people.”

From our research interviews.
From our research interviews.How our training raises awareness about equipment for daily living tasks.

“…there are also early indications that the knowledge/experience and changing practices not only improve services and support but could ultimately create cost savings/save money…respondents reported that their organisation had been able to save money as a result of the knowledge gained in the training.”

From our research interviews.
From our research interviews.Evidencing how our work is improving services.

“A large majority of respondents who have completed one or more of the training courses report positively as to the design, quality and content of the training. Respondents also report that the training has improved not only their knowledge and understanding but also their confidence in working with and supporting deafblind people. This increase in confidence appears to be pivotal in how they do this.”

From our research interviews.
From our research interviews.Learners commenting on how our courses can build a more confident workforce.