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Charities Team Up to Support People Affected by Usher Syndrome

The national charity supporting people with sight and hearing loss is expanding its services for people affected by Usher syndrome.


As part of the expansion programme specialists from the charity Sense and their service users will transfer to Deafblind UK.


“We are delighted to welcome the Usher specialists to our team and the service users to our membership, we would like to extend a very warm welcome to both parties,” said Nikki Morris, CEO of Deafblind UK (pictured above).


“This is a move that both Sense and Deafblind UK agree will provide the best possible specialist support for people impacted by all types of Usher syndrome.”


Usher syndrome is a rare genetic disease that affects both hearing and vision


Deafblind UK will continue to provide specialist support for those affected by all types of Usher syndrome, including education around Usher syndrome and communication techniques, support with accessing services and providing opportunities to network and socialise.


People previously supported by the Sense Usher service will now also have access to the wide range of specialist services provided by Deafblind UK, including counselling, support with technology and employment.


Existing members of Deafblind UK can now access the Usher service, in addition to their existing support provision.


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