21 sensory support and adult social care workers/managers/support workers attended our level 3 qualification Specialist Deafblind Assessor course.
Feedback has been very positive. Again, professionals said they cherished the opportunity to learn abut deafblindness together so they can take this back to their teams, and to “get to know how deafblind support is shaped across the region”.
HiVisUK sees enabling professionals to work together like this across the country as one of the keys to making real change for older people.
“I enjoyed both days. It really made me think of the affects of deafblindeness”. “It gave me a clear understanding of the Care Act 2014”. Many commented on how surprised they were at the prevalence of age acquired deafblindness in the older population; and how much the numbers will grow due to people living longer.
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