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14 SepAction on Hearing Loss GP Survey

Do you find it difficult to book GP appointments?

Do you need a BSL interpreter to get all the information you need about your health and care?

If so, Action on Hearing Loss want to hear from you!  

Over the past three years, NHS guidance and quality standards have been introduced across the UK which to improve the way GPs and other NHS services communicate with people who are Deaf.  Action on Hearing Loss have launched a major new survey to gather evidence on the impact of these changes.

video has also been produced, see link below, which explains the survey in BSL.  Action on Hearing Loss are offering an option for people to book appointments with them so that your answers can be given in BSL over Skype/Facetime.

https://youtu.be/1WOSnwdiDfw

Take the survey today and share your views!

13 SepAN EXCITING NEW ERA FOR ACTION DEAFNESS!

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WE ARE MOVING!

Action Deafness (AD) is moving to a new office base in Loughborough!

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Deaf-led Action Deafness (one of the top 10 Deaf organisations in the UK) is now fit and ready to capitalise on facilities provided at the Advanced Technology & Innovation Centre (ATIC) at Loughborough University to support the next phase of its own development work.

AD will continue to retain an office at the Peepul Centre, Leicester but the majority of staff and services, including Communications Interpreting and Community Personal Assistance (PA) will move to the new building.

AD will also continue to operate its own local offices in Derby and Brighton to maintain its close relationships with valued customers, clients and stakeholders.

The move to Loughborough is scheduled to be completed in the first week of October 2017.

Karen Read, Joint Chair of Action Deafness, said: “This new location embodies the organisation’s ambition to build on our regional and national services. It is particularly an exciting time for the organisation!”

For more information please contact Action Deafness:

Email:                   enquiries@actiondeafness.org.uk

Telephone:          0844 593 8440

Website:              www.actiondeafness.org.uk

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11 JulSense Launch Report ‘ Someone Cares If I’m Not There’

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‘Someone Cares If I’m Not There’, a new Sense report examining the issue of loneliness for disabled people, will be launched at a Parliament tomorrow afternoon [12th July 2017].  It explores why loneliness affects so many people with disabilities, from the perspective of disabled people themselves.

To view the report or for more information on the month’s activities, please visit www.sense.org.uk/loneliness

 

13 JunRoyal Association for Deaf people nominated for Sainsbury’s Local Charity of the Year

PRESS RELEASE

The Royal Association for Deaf people (RAD) has been nominated for Sainsbury’s Local Charity of the Year.

Being Deaf can be extremely isolating; everyday tasks can be a challenge for Deaf people. RAD provides a wide variety of services for Deaf people in their first or preferred language which is usually British Sign Language (BSL).

Staff at the Sainsbury’s Stanway, Colchester store nominated three local charities including RAD. Read more of this article

17 JunNew video launched to raise awareness of NGT

A short video called ‘Introducing Next Generation Text’ has been created with the support of the National Deaf Children’s Society and is being widely promoted amongst the younger Deaf Communities to help them find out more about the Next Generation Text (NGT) service. It highlights the benefits of NGT and demonstrates how relevant and easy the Service is to use – click here to take a look at the video.