deaf blindness

This paper outlines the key findings from a study which examined the community care and mental health needs of, and current service provision for, sensory impaired adults in Scotland. The study involved a literature review, a mapping exercise of existing services, and consultation with service planners and providers and with service users and their carers. The research focussed on Deaf, deafened, blind, partially sighted and dual sensory impaired adults.

Research briefing paper concentrating on issues relating to the identification of and interventions for people over 60 years who have dual sensory loss in the form of a combined hearing and sight impairment (deafblind).