Old name, new purpose: why we’ve gone back to RNID

Get peer support

Our befriending services are for people who’d like to connect with someone and feel less isolated.

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak means we’ve paused our face-to-face meetings, but our befriending services are still running remotely.

How we can help

Not everyone realises the impact that losing your hearing can have on your social life. At our befriending services for people with hearing loss, everyone understands because they have hearing loss themselves or are close to someone who does.

You can:

  • have a one-to-one conversation with someone who understands hearing loss
  • get information during the coronavirus outbreak
  • stay social and have fun.

In Northern Ireland, our befriending service supports older Deaf people who use sign language.