Apr 30

Deaf Awareness Week 2024

Deaf Awareness Week 2024

Theme Love and Trust

Monday 6 May 2024 to Sunday 12 May 2024

NESS Open Day Wednesday 8th of May 11 am - 2pm. In celebration of Deaf Awareness Week 6-12 May 2024. Come along and meet our team. Find out about what opportunities NESS can offer, to see and try some specialist hearting equiptment. Also find out about the NHS Hearting aid maintenance/batteries our Young Persons Sensory Service and Employment Service.

See attached invitation for practitioners and the public to visit North East Sensory Services who are hosting drop-in for professionals and service users to find out more about NESS, try specialist equipment and get advice and support.

Here is some information from NHS Inform Website

About 1 in 6 people have hearing loss. 7 in 10 people affected by hearing loss are over 70 which is expected to increase by 50% in the next 20 years. Deaf and people with hearing loss may feel  misunderstood, unheard,  invisible,  isolated

Deaf Awareness Week 2024 aims to encourage a collaborative environment – this means individuals, organisations and governments work together to create an inclusive society

Right to communication- Communication access is a fundamental human right for everyone. This is regardless of their hearing ability.

In Scotland, The Charter of Patient Rights and Responsibilities includes the right to be informed about, and involved in, healthcare and health services.

This information is available in a British Sign Language video with subtitles and English voiceover.

How to get involved

You can support Deaf Awareness Week by sharing the following links:

For more Information about Drop in event contact [email protected]

Gill Sutherland
Senior Social Work Practitioner
North East Sensory Services
Number Ten, 10 Constitution Road
Dundee DD1 1LL
Tel: 01382 721455
SMS: 07713 711772 (office)
SMS: 07562 682627214553 (direct)