The Community Development and Health Network (CDHN) is Northern Ireland’s leading organisation working to empower communities and tackle health inequalities using community development.

Support for anyone with sight and hearing loss combine

Deafblind NI is part of the national charity Deafblind UK and supports anyone with any level of sight and hearing loss combine. The organisation is membership led and all the services offered for free. The following services are available in NI.


•    Two monthly support and social groups in the Belfast and Coleraine areas, who enjoy a range of interesting and accessible activities
•    An outreach service to provide information and one-to-one support to help people meet their challenges
•    Bespoke digital inclusion technology support and advice
•    Friendly phone calls to members to check on their wellbeing
•    A befriending service for any deafblind people who feel lonely or isolated, or would like support to access social opportunities
•    Birthday and Christmas cards or phone calls
•     A quarterly magazine, ‘Open Hand’, available in various accessible formats, including large print and audio CD, containing news, useful information and features
•    Access to our helpline for good advice for members, family and carers
•    Access to our heavily subsidised accessible holiday caravans in North Wales and East Anglia
•    Free Deafblind awareness sessions for organisations and other community groups


Contact Paula Meenan, Senior Engagement Officer, on  0787 6881012 or email paula.meenan@deafblind.org.uk