Sylvia Hutchinson from Huddersfield spent years trying to develop services for her son, John, who was deafblind. She recognised the unique need of those with a combined vision and hearing loss and the challenges faced by their families. It was her wish that the proceeds of her estate be used to help others in Yorkshire who find themselves in the same situation. The charity was registered in 2009 by a small group of dedicated Trustees who wish to honour Sylvia’s wishes by raising awareness of and supporting those who are deafblind and their carers.
HDBT is a specialist support across Yorkshire for children and adults who are deafblind or have multi-sensory impairment.
What we can offer:
- Direct Support from our specialist family support worker
- Advice and support via telephone and mail
- Baby signing groups
- Play and learn sensory groups
- Family activity days
- Small financial grants
- Specialist training for families and professionals