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Deafblind Awareness Training
Created: 10/06/2022, Updated: 13/06/2022
When: 09:30 - 11:30, Thursday 14 July 2022 Where: Zoom Call, Anywhere with an internet connection, Online, KY6 2AL This event is being organised by Deafblind Scotland This particular event is free to attend, so no payment is required.
Touching Lives Take 2(TLT2), is an innovative project where Deafblind people deliver training to increase awareness of how to recognise and support dual sensory impairment. This specialised training will be offered to groups and organisations that engage with the elderly in Fife and East Dumbartonshire. This project has been funded by the Robertson Trust and the National Lottery for the next three years.
TLT2 aims to transform the lives of older dual sensory-impaired people by:
Equipping staff with practical ways to support the elderly when their sight and/or hearing deteriorates
Supporting groups and organisations to become more dual sensory aware
Developing participant skills and confidence to encourage sensory impaired elderly people to participate in their groups.
Deafblind Scotland is running awareness sessions for groups, organisations, and workplaces that engage with and support the wellbeing of older people. Involvement in these sessions will provide:
Specialist training delivered by a Deafblind individual
Support for the elderly in ways to address the challenges of sensory impairment
Upskilling staff with methods to support sensory impaired individuals
A Deafblind awareness toolkit
Partnership working and specialist advice from Deafblind Scotland
The session will take place on Zoom from 09:30 - 11:30 on 14 July 2022. Any group, organisation or workplace that is interested in joining the session should e-mail Alison Wilkie, Project Officer for TLT2.