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Deaf Awareness Week

5 May 2021

This week is Deaf Awareness Week and there's a lot going on.


Our adult social care deaf team will be at markets across the county to provide information and advice about support services and equipment for people who are deaf or have hearing loss.

There's an e-learning module on deaf awareness on Derbyshire Learning Online and other local and national organisations are also running events and training sessions throughout the week including a free, 6-week BSL programme for volunteers and voluntary sector staff.

Tracie Bonnici, who heads up our deaf team, said:

"Everyone's welcome – from those who have developed hearing loss in older age to anyone who was born deaf or suffered hearing loss at any point in their life. There's lots we can do to help.

"COVID means we're having to do things differently. But we're still here.

"We may not be working in the office in the usual way, but we're still able to offer support, assistance and help to those who need it."