Our Corstorphine service is finding new activities to do at home.

Vicky greatly missed baking at the day centre she used to regularly attend before lockdown. Naomi, her support practitioner, came up with the idea of decorating biscuits, which Vicky was enthusiastic about.

Naomi said: “Vicky is deaf and blind, so with planning her activities it is so important that we include other senses, so I knew that decorating biscuits was a great idea.”

Vicky thoroughly enjoyed touching the icing and feeling the sprinkles. Making her own decorations was great fun, and eating the biscuits was an added bonus!

Did you know?

Sensory play supports language development, cognitive growth, motor skills, problem solving skills, and social interaction. Corstorphine is a well-practiced service in sensory activity.

Being deafblind is recognised as a unique disability in its own right. It doesn't necessarily mean that you are totally deaf or totally blind – most individuals who are deafblind have some residual sight and/or hearing.

It’s not about the amount of sight and hearing you have - it’s about the combined impact of having more than one sensory impairment.

Everybody with a combined sight and hearing impairment connects, communicates and experiences the world differently. The approach to support will vary. That’s why at Carr Gomm we value and put into practice person-centred support.

With the right support, you can lead a connected and fulfilled life. Explore our support: https://www.carrgomm.org/Pages/Category/our-support