Courses aim to help the elderly

VOLUNTEERS are being sought to help older people who are suffering from age related deafblindness.

Scene Enterprises, a voluntary organisation that specialises in deafblindness awareness, communication tactics and safe guiding, has secured funding from The Big Lottery Fund and Daily Mail to run a number of training courses.

The organisation says those elderly people suffering from age related deafblindness do not necessarily have the skills needed to cope.

Now Scene Enterprises is holding two-day free training courses in Ashington, Bedlington and Blyth for people who want to skills to help a family member, neighbour or friend cope with the condition.

Completion of the course will result in an accredited qualification.

For more details on Scene Enterprises, their courses in south east Northumberland, or to register for a training day, contact Linda or Elaine on (0191) 410 2201 or visit