Dorothy works for a local charity providing rehabilitation support, she visits elderly and visually impaired people in their homes to assess their needs.
Dorothy found our deafblind awareness and guiding training: “Amazing! Some of the simulation exercises were challenging but opened my eyes. It was staggering. I already use the training to help me improve my visits.”
“During my visits I am more aware of the signs of potential hearing loss. For example I recently visited a very independent minded, severely visually impaired man. Whereas before the training I would perhaps not have taken his hearing loss into account, as we have been focused on the visual impairment aspect, now I am in a better position to look at both sides. I think my visits following the Silver Dreams, IGH training are better. We are seeing more of our visually impaired clients have a hearing loss and so the learning we have achieved on the deafness side is especially useful and practical.”
“Since the training I have learnt not to make assumptions about how to approach or support a deafblind person. My lipreading skills have improved and I am more aware of how I am communicating.”
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