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Deaf Awareness Week – 3rd-9th May 2021

Deaf Awareness WeekThis week (3rd-9th May) is Deaf Awareness Week organised by the UK Council on Deafness (UKCoD). The theme for this year is ‘Coming through it Together’ and focuses on organisations working together to raise awareness of deaf issues. You can find more about the work of different organisations through UKCoD’s blog which features the different […]

BATOD to host virtual masterclass series throughout 2021

The British Association of the Teachers of the Deaf (BATOD) is hosting a virtual webinar series masterclass throughout 2021.    ‘Together we achieve’ will showcase key speakers from its postponed 2020 national conference.   The interactive events will take place monthly during term-time and via an accessible virtual platform.   Click on the flyer below for more details: 

1 in 4 projected to have hearing problems by 2050

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that as many as 2.5 billion people worldwide – or 1 in 4 – could be living with some level of hearing loss by 2050. And at least 700 million of these people will require access to hearing and ear care, unless action is taken. The findings were […]

Panel members needed for Lived Experience Advisory Panel

Social research company Traverse are creating a Lived Experience Advisory Panel (LEAP for short) and you could be part of it. The panel is a first step towards their vision, that in the future, research will be done by people from different communities with different experiences. Traverse will work in partnership with the LEAP to […]

The Alliance to host health and social care engagement events – Scotland

A series of local engagement events will take place this month (October) to help support the remobilisation of health and social care services in Scotland, following the Coronavirus pandemic. The Cabinet Secretary for Health has invited the The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (The ALLIANCE) as a member of the Mobilisation Recovery Group, to lead […]

New lipreading classes to begin in Portadown

New lipreading classes to begin in PortadownThe Banbridge Lipreading group will start a new 8-week lipreading course in Portadown from next month (March). The class will be held at CherryTrees Resource Centre, Edenberry Gardens, BT63 5EA from Tuesday 17th March from 2pm-4pm. The classes are free and are a good opportunity to socialise with others who have hearing loss. A further […]

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