Deafblind UK has launched a new wellbeing and emotional support service to provide in depth assistance to people with sight and hearing loss.
The new service is free of charge and will enable people who are deafblind to talk to someone who is trained and experienced in Deafblind awareness, active listening, call handling, communication support, safeguarding, signposting, suicide and mental health issues. The service will be available via telephone, email, text, text relay, Skype and FaceTime.
The new service will also include weekly calls to offer some social interaction to those who are on Deafblind UK’s befriending service waiting list; virtual social groups whereby people can get together online or on a group call to interact and socialise; birthday and Christmas cards/calls; and a buddy system whereby people can interact with each other on a one to one basis.
The new wellbeing service can be accessed in the following ways:
Tel: 0800 132320
Text: 07950 008870
Text relay: Text relay: 18001 then 0800 132320