Our Courses are Made for You

Hi-VisUK learning opportunities are for anyone working with, caring for or providing a service to an older person with age acquired DSI. We offer face-to-face in-person learning and online learning packages.

Learn face-to-face

Our in-person learning is OCN accredited. Delivered either on site exclusively for your organisation or as “open” courses where you send workers to the designated venue. Some of our courses are run in partnership with SCIE.

Learn online

Our online learning platform is free to use for individuals. These online courses are unique to H-VisUK. They include original simulation videos, animations and graphics that create a bright, engaging and highly rewarding learning experience. Our online platform and courses are made possible with support from the National Lottery Community Fund.

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The future is bright.

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

Put simply, we are here to build the capacity, confidence and resilience of others – the individual elderly person with acquired dual sensory impairment, their families and carers, the organisations that support or provide care services to them, the local authorities, health services and pharmacies who are bound by law to look after them – our older people.

Working together will lead us all to a brighter future.

Evaluation Findings: our training really works!

“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.”

“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.”

“…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.”

“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.”