Professional's Update
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November 2022

Welcome to the Professional's Update from Deafblind UK!

This exciting issue features not one, but two award wins from the past month. Both awards recognise our work creating more inclusive spaces for people who are deafblind of all ages. Keep reading to find out more about our award-winning projects, as well as all the latest news and views from us!

Thank you for your continued support.
Deafblind UK receiving the ScottishPower Foundation award.
Deafblind UK wins the ScottishPower Foundation education award!

Our education project won the ScottishPower Foundation Education Award! We had a fantastic time at the awards ceremony in Glasgow earlier this month, and are absolutely over the moon to have won the award.

This project, which is part-funded by the foundation, aims to give every child the very best start in life, both academically and socially. We are producing a range of resources to give teachers the confidence and information to fully support students with sight and hearing loss in the classroom.

"We truly believe that every single child should have an equal chance to learn and have a meaningful education, despite their sight and hearing loss. Winning this award means that we can support even more students and their parents to get the education they deserve,” said Steve Conway, CEO of Deafblind UK.

The prize money will fund development of video resources to help teachers make their classrooms more accessible. 

Find out more about the award on our website.
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Free resources for teachers, schools and students

Download free resources, including our pupil passport, on our website. We're also looking for feedback from schools and teachers - so please contact us to share your views and help shape this important project!

Top award for our inclusive race day at Market Rasen!

Our work to make horse racing more accessible for people with sight and hearing loss has been recognised with a top industry award for inclusion at the annual Racecourse Association Showcase Awards.

Find out more.
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Training and professional development courses

Our deafblind training courses are designed to deepen your professional understanding of deafblindness.

Wherever you are in your career, our team of experts will create a bespoke training course to suit your needs. Our specialist training courses are suitable for a wide range of businesses, including:

  • Healthcare professionals within NHS trusts and GP surgeries
  • Teachers and caregivers working in schools and nurseries
  • Professional services firms.
Our team provide specialist training on making information more accessible, supporting people with sensory loss in your workplace and
lots more!

Book a training course.
Catch up on the UK's largest event about deafblindness

In October, we welcomed over 900 delegates to our annual Deafblind Convention - the largest event of its kind in the UK. Thank you for supporting this event; next year's convention is already in the works!
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'Win' in red text over a blue background.
Win £10,000 in our lottery

Play our weekly lottery for a chance to win £10,000 and help people who are deafblind at the same time! Buying a ticket helps us raise money to fund our research projects, provide emotional support and so much more.

Play the lottery here.
Get festive with our Christmas countdown!

Christmas is coming, and so are the giveaways. We're giving away a prize every day from the 12th - 25th December. It's free to enter and we've got some lovely accessible goodies to give away.

Find out more.
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