Deaf Awareness Week 2020

It’s Deaf Awareness Week from 4th – 10th May.

The aim of Deaf Awareness week is:

To focus around recognising and celebrating those with acquired deafness but we know in light of everything going on that we will through an online campaign engage with our members and encourage them to celebrate Deafness, raise awareness of best practice and use the week for demonstrating change and positivity.

Action On Hearing Loss

They are various support resources including Are You Deaf Aware?

One in six people is deaf or has hearing loss. How can we make communication easier?

Every day, you’re likely to meet someone who is deaf or has some level of hearing loss. There are 11 million people affected in the UK, and they all face different communication challenges that can lead to frustration and loneliness. So, if you meet someone who is deaf or has hearing loss, ask them what you can do to make communication easier – don’t feel shy. They give you helpful tips and links:

https://www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/how-we-help/information-and-resources/deaf-awareness/

Also, latest advice during Coronavirus.

Information Line

Tinnitus Helpline

Shop Customer Services

Telephone Hearing Check

Telephone 0844 800 3838

Local support

Sandwell Deaf Community Association support deaf people in Sandwell, They run events, groups, offer courses in British Sign Language and are able to provide interpreters. They aim to actively encourage, empower and enrich the lives of deaf and hard of hearing people in Sandwell .

Hi All, Happy Deaf Awareness Week! We are kicking off our celebration with a video from our CEO Leanne! She will tell you all about Deaf Awareness Week here at SDCA!Thanks,SDCA

Posted by Sandwell Deaf Community Association on Monday, 4 May 2020

Contact them on:

Tel : 0121 553 0201 (Mon – Fri day time)
Tel: 07885 913 225‬ (7 days 24 hours for all services)

Email : info@sdca.co.uk;

Messenger: m.me/deaf.sandwell

Website: https://www.sdca.co.uk/get-involved/