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Deafblind UK Shortlisted for the Charity Awards 2024



Deafblind UK has been shortlisted for this year’s Charity Awards.

 

The charity has been shortlisted in the Disability category for its schools’ project, which aims to help teachers and fellow students understand the challenges that young people living with deafblindness face.

 

The schools’ project, led by former teacher Carolyn Greig, initially set out to investigate the provision of support for deafblind children in mainstream education. Following the results of the research, Deafblind UK produced a set of resources to help teachers and students understand deafblindness, and to feel more confident in supporting pupils with sensory loss. 

 

The resources, called ‘Lesson in a Box: Discovering Deafblindness’, include interactive lesson plans and assemblies which span the curriculum of key stages 2, 3 and 4 and have been delivered to over 1600 schools across the country (pictured above).

 

“At Deafblind UK, we are passionate about educating others about deafblindness to ensure that every child has access to a meaningful education, regardless of sight and hearing loss,” said Nikki Morris, CEO of Deafblind UK.

 

“We are extremely proud that our schools project has been shortlisted for this award, as it recognises how vitally important education around deafblindness is.”

 

The Charity Awards is the longest-running and most prestigious awards scheme in the charity sector. This year’s shortlisted charities have been judged by an independent panel of sector leaders as having demonstrated best practice in leadership and management, from which other organisations can learn. 

 

The 10 category winners, plus the recipients of the Overall Award for Excellence and the Daniel Phelan Award for Outstanding Achievement, will be announced at a black-tie dinner on Tuesday 9 July, held at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London.

 

DeafblindUK is shortlisted in the Disability category along with Contact and the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute.



To find out more about DeafblindUK visit https://deafblind.org.uk/

 

 

 

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