Deaf and Hard of Hearing Project – Coronavirus Community Support
Are you Deaf/deaf or Hard of Hearing and living in Preston or the surrounding areas?
The Coronavirus Community Support project is a new project that is being funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and is run by Disability Equality NW to support Deaf and Hard of Hearing people during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The outbreak of Coronavirus has had a detrimental effect on the health and wellbeing of many Deaf and Hard of Hearing people who will now feel more isolated than ever.
Barriers in accessing even basic information about the pandemic itself has left people feeling anxious and concerned.
Difficulties in communicating with organisations that aren’t set up to be accessible for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people means that they are not easily able to deal with important appointments in their everyday life.
Even general conversations and keeping in touch with people has become ever more difficult as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Disability Equality now have two new link workers and are here to help address these barriers and support Deaf and Hard of Hearing people during this difficult, stressful and isolating time.
What help and support is available?
The Disability Equality North West Deaf and Hard of Hearing link workers can support you with:
- BSL Letter translation
- Referral to partner organisations/services
- Information and advice
- Phone calls
- Building confidence
- Reducing isolation
- Health concerns
Please don’t struggle
Please contact the Disability Equality North West on:
- John Kamitsis: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Catherine Nassimi-Green: email@example.com
- Mobile Number (Text only): 07925 356369
Operating hours: Monday – Friday 9:30am – 3:30pm