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URGENT NOTICE- Covid-19

Due to the current challenges presented by the Covid-19 virus and guidance from central government, the Deafness Resource Centre has taken the decision to close the centre to the public from Monday 23rd March. This means that groups such as Happy Hands, Tinnitus Group and other groups using the centre to meet will be cancelled until further notice.

Staff are still working and will be trying to deliver essential services without the need to have direct contact. The following procedures will be followed:

Equipment Service –WE ARE UNABLE TO PROVIDE HOME VISITS AT THIS TIME.

Anyone who needs equipment should ring 01744 23887 to speak to a member of staff. They will assess your needs over the telephone. Equipment can be collected from the centre at a prearranged time. PLEASE NOTE YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED IN THE CENTRE, THE EQUIPMENT WILL BE PLACED IN AN ACCESSIBLE PLACE.

If you already have equipment and there is a problem with it please ring 01744 23887 or email enquiries@deafnessresourcecentre.org

Advocacy Support – The current situation will be stressful and confusing for lots of D/deaf people and we want to offer support where we can. If you have any concerns about Covid-19 or any other issues or you are feeling lonely please text 07508851959 or email enquiries@deafnessresourcecentre.org

PLEASE FOLLOW PUBLIC HEALTH ADVICE AND KEEP SAFE AND WELL

 

DRC Receives Grant to Replace Hall Floor

Community groups and individuals who use the Hall at the DRC will know that it has been badly affected by damp causing the parts of the floor to raise up. This has raised safety concerns highlighting the need to find a permanent solution. Over the years we have had numerous repairs done and a new floored laid over the original wooden floor, all to no avail. The only possible solution was to remove the existing floor and lay a new one which would cost a significant amount of money.

After searching for appropriate grants we applied to Biffa Award who provide grants to projects as part of the Landfill Communities Fund. In November 2019 we were informed that our application had been successful and an award was made of £42,000!

The award will cover the cost of removing the original floor and replacing it with a treated  concrete screed, which will eliminate the risk of damp reoccurring. A new vinyl floor will be laid on top.

We look forward to the work being completed in April when we can welcome new and existing community and health groups back to enjoy the wonderful new resource.

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