Deafblindness can affect anyone.
Many people do not define themselves either as deaf, hard of hearing, visually impaired, or blind. They may say: “I don’t see or hear as well as I used to”. However, this might indicate they have significant difficulties in day-to-day life and may mean they need support to live more independently.
Impaired Senses Community
There are people living in Yaxley and the surrounding area who need some level of support. So we’ve partnered with Deafblind Enablement – an organisation dedicated to enabling people who live with a sight and hearing loss – to help support their cause by hosting a local community group.
How it works
- Improving quality of life – the group meets every month and it’s all about people making new friends, playing games (and the occasional raffle!), and doing what we can as a community to help improve quality of life for those with a sensory impairment. In the summer, we organise a day trip to Sunny Hunny (the beach at Hunstanton) so that everyone can enjoy the sun, sea and sand (and a plate of fish and chips!)
- Learning how to communicate – it’s also a great opportunity to learn how to communicate using Deafblind Manual, so we can all talk to each other. In just a few hours, you will be able to talk to anyone who finds it difficult to see or hear.
Where and when
- Location: St. B’s Hall, Yaxley
- Dates: 3rd Saturday of every month, from 2.00-4.00pm