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Deaf awareness week

27 April 2023

This year's Deaf Awareness Week runs from 2 to 8 May 2023 and the theme is 'Access to Communication' which highlights the need to break down barriers to communication that prevent Deaf people from fully taking part in society.

Events are taking place during the week, both online and in person where you can meet our deaf and sensory team, hear stories from the Deaf community and understand more about hearing loss.

Deaf and Proud webinar on Teams

Tuesday 2 May 2023 from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

Hear inspirational stories from people in the Deaf community about their struggles to overcome communication barriers and how they have prospered despite lack of access to British Sign Language.

Places are limited so please contact Tracie Bonnici, email to register for the session as soon as possible.

Meet the Deaf and sensory team

Wednesday 3 May 2023 from 1.30pm to 3pm.

Come and meet the team at their office in Clay Cross. Find out who they are and what they do to support people who have sight loss, hearing loss or a dual sensory loss.

Contact Tracie Bonnici, email if you'd like to pop in.

Understanding hearing loss and the role of our Deaf and sensory team

Thursday 4 May 2023 from midday to 1pm.

Talk on understanding hearing loss and the role of our Deaf and sensory team on Teams as part of the women's network meeting run by Tracie Bonnici, senior practitioner from our Deaf and sensory team.

To register for this talk please contact the women's network, email