Mobility is more than waving a cane

A report, Home Cure, published earlier this year by the think tank Demos, amongst other things, called for a more holistic and long-term approach to reablement services so that people are supported, not just to manage in their own homes, but also to engage with the community.

Engaging with the community – shopping, meeting with friends, using leisure facilities, taking part in activities, using public transport, simply getting out for a breath of fresh air – is one of the biggest challenges deafblind people face. Services that address that challenge are a must if deafblind people’s quality of life is to improve.

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Get yourself connected

Lynda Jones

Whilst chatting with Donna (the technology co-ordinator for Sense) I told her about the different loops I use to enable me to listen to all my audio devices. She mentioned the ConnectLine, a system produced by my hearing aid manufacturer and organised a trial for me. Donna and Keith from Oticon came to my home and Keith linked the ConnectLine to my hearing aids.

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