1 in 6 people in the UK are deaf or hard of hearing. Deaf Awareness Week is a national campaign that we are supporting at Leeds Adult Social Care. The theme this year is to ‘Get involved and get aware’ – how could we not!
The 6th May – 12th May 2013 marks the annual Deaf Awareness Week, supported by the UK Council on Deafness. This annual event aims to highlight the positive outcomes of being deaf aware, and how involvement can improve the understanding of all types of deafness together with the communications methods that can be used. It’s not just about one week though. In Leeds, we share what our commitments are all year round to support the deaf or hard of hearing.
This week, we’ll be covering the following:
- How Adult Social Care supports deaf and hard of hearing people in partnership with the Deaf Across Leeds Enablement Service
- An interview with Julie Newsome, Senior Team Officer at DALES who shares what it means to her to ‘get involved and get aware’
- Accessing services and what a difference it makes – a real life case study
If you’re hard of hearing, or know of someone who is, please make sure you read our posts this week – there is help out there and we can point you in the right direction.