Registered Charity no. 218341  |   Telephone: 01872 225 868


Registered Charity no. 218341  |  01872 225 868  |

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Deafness, the hidden disability

National Lottery Fund for accessibility

 The best news since the Covid crisis has been the award we have received from The National Lottery, Awards for All fund to enable us to purchase some vital digital technology, to enable accessibility for some of our Deaf people.

While most services, including vital medical and GP appointments have gone "remote", this has left many of our isolated and often shielding Deaf, feeling even more cutoff. Many essential NHS departments have been catapulted 5 years ahead, in terms of plans for remote sessions, leaving staff, as well as patients, having to learn new skills and upgrade their technology.

The fund that we have received has enabled several recipients to benefit from appropriate tablets with a training package to access essential services as well as to keep in contact with family and friends. It has been wonderful to get their feedback and realise what a huge difference this has already made to their lives!

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