Case Study – Deafblind UK

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When did the Deafblind UK start operating:


Who started the organisation:

It all started in 1928 when a small group of deafblind people and their carers founded the National Deaf Blind Helpers League, an organisation offering mutual support and understanding in the face of conditions they found ‘unjustifiably cruel and hard.’ This was later renamed the National Deaf Blind League.

Tell us what you do and how you do it:

We build strong partnerships with local businesses and community groups to add value to their goals and raise awareness of their services to people that are living with a dual sensory impairment. We are proud in our approach that sees us put the purpose of your business at the heart of what we do.

SMEs often find that they don’t have the budget for training or team events, marketing or online promotion, well that’s where we can support you. From a one-off workshop/event to a year (or longer) partnership.

What are the main strength/s of your organisation:

As a national charity we can support businesses to network and grow whilst giving something back to the wider community.

What are the values that drive Deafblind UK:

We are proud of our organisations’ heritage and our family. Our values are at the heart of what we do and how we work to create a better future.

People – we put people at the centre of what we do. We work together to make a difference. Teamwork, collaboration and going the extra mile ensures we make things happen and is central to everything we do.

Empathy – we champion the wellbeing of individuals and treat everyone with kindness. Respect and dignity are the cornerstones of our behaviour.

Integrity  – we work honestly, openly and with respect. We believe in doing the right thing and doing it with fairness and equality.

Responsive  – we take pride in listening to people’s views and we always strive to do our very best.

Innovation  – we seek out new ideas to guide the development of services and change. We value our bespoke, creative and flexible approaches. We aim to inspire.

Who partners with you:

Our partners are from many different sectors and range from sole traders to large corporates.

What makes Deafblind UK stand out from other Charities:

We put the needs of your business at the forefront of our partnership

What’s your favourite business book and why:

Start with WHY, Simon Sinek – a great insight into leadership.

What is the most useful lesson you’ve learned through experience:

To never stop learning and trying new things.

Which success are you most proud of:

Supporting businesses whilst working for a great cause.

What are your future ambitions:

To keep doing what we are doing and genuinely making a difference in the community.




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