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Deafness Resource Centre now working in Knowsley

Through a partnership with Bradbury Fields (Vision Services in Liverpool) the Deafness Resource Centre has been commissioned to provide advice and support services to the Occupational Therapist team based at Knowsley Centre for Independent Living. The initiative will ensure that OT’s are fully aware of the most recent developments in environmental aids for people who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing and are equipped to offer them a range of equipment to meet their individual needs. Through the initiative it is hoped we can work together to raise awareness across Knowsley of the support available to D/deaf people and how to access it.

Are you having difficulty hearing the door?

Do you have the television very loud?

Are conversations difficult to follow?

If you live in the Knowsley area and you are experiencing these or any other problems as a result of your deafness, contact the number below.

They will ask you a few questions about the difficulties you are having then arrange for an Occupational Therapist to visit you to do a full assessment and make recommendations on the type of equipment that would meet your needs.

There is no cost the equipment is provided and (where needed) fitted for free.

 Knowsley Access Team (KAT) on 0151 443 2600

 

Youth Group Residential

Our Youth group, Deaf Active St Helens enjoyed their 3rd successful residential trip to Dinarth Hall in Wales at the end of August. The Youth Group is fully accessible and inclusive and runs every Thursday between 4pm-7pm at Deafness Resource Centre.

Investors in People Award

The Deafness Resource Centre has successfully achieved the standards required to retain the Investors in People status for the third time. We were first accredited in 2007 and have worked hard to maintain and develop policies and practices to support the development of our staff and volunteers, who are the organisations greatest asset.

As a Third Sector organisation I believe it’s important to achieve national accreditations as this demonstrates that our commitment to quality and good practice is equal to that of private industry and statutory agencies.

Thanks to all our staff and volunteers for their input during the assessment, we couldn’t have done this without you!

Thanks to Paul Delaney!

A big THANK YOU to Paul Delaney who has raised £156

Paul organised a Poetry Festival at St Thomas of Canterbury Primary school and donated the takings from the entry fee to the Deafness Resource Centre!

 

Job Vacancy

We are looking to recruit a part time coordinator for our Children & Young Peoples project funded through BBC Children In Need.

Go to Vacancies page for more information.

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