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Why you should support deaf and blind charities

The ability to see and hear is something we can all take for granted. It’s hard to imagine the isolation of not being able to communicate simply with the people around us – but there are now an estimated 248,000 deafblind individuals in the UK, of which 4,000 are deafblind children.

They need your help. Support a blind charity or deaf charity today and help make this isolation a thing of the past.

While some people are born deafblind, others may develop hearing and sight deterioration later in life due to old age. Whatever the situation, the challenges are immediate and need to be addressed, not ignored.

In the past, deaf and blind charities simply didn’t exist - isolated and unable to communicate, many deafblind people spent their lives in hospitals and institutions. There was little stimulation, and no research into their condition.

Children born deafblind were particularly vulnerable – prospects of communicating with their family, exploring their environment, and living independently were slim.

Things have changed - but without your help, deaf and blind charities can’t provide the support that is so vitally needed.

How you can support them

Development in research and support means there are now simple ways you can help. Charities like Sense provide vital and ongoing support to thousands of deafblind individuals and their families.

Making an online donation to Sense today is safe, fast, and really will enable this deafblind charity to continue its amazing work.

What charities can I help?

Sense is the UK’s leading deafblind charity providing care and specialist advice to children and adults in need of support.

Established over 50 years ago, Sense is determined to give its beneficiaries every opportunity to live the life they deserve.

As well as providing support to deafblind people, Sense also offers expert advice and information to their families, carers and the professionals who work with them.

Being a family member of someone who is deafblind can be worrying and stressful – Sense ensures that getting the help that you need is not a battle, but an entitlement.

Guide Dogs for the Blind

Guide Dogs are another massive charity that help blind people. They have a fantastic Sponsor a Puppy scheme that makes for a fun way to support them - and help train a guide dog that can help a blind person.

If you can lend your support, deafblind charities can ensure that deaf and blind social isolation is a thing of the past.

Tax exempt status of registered charities and online security

All of the charities listed on this website are registered with the Charity Commission in the United Kingdom. Like any business, charities have to submit Tax Returns to HM Revenue and Customs, but all donations are declared and the charities do not have to pay tax on them. This means all your donation to charity will help to further their vision and goals.

Registered charity numbers

Each charity's registered number can be seen prominently displayed on the bottom of their respective pages on this site and underneath their logos.

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