One of the main priorities of this group is to Increase awareness in the community and in health and social care staff about hearing loss and the impact this has on people’s lives. They campaign for SMS Text numbers to be available for people who cannot use the phone and are also strengthening the links between health and social care, such as access to social care and voluntary sector support through audiology clinics. They also want advice and easy access to aids and equipment for people who are deafened or hard of hearing, including the installation, maintenance and training to use the equipment.
Several members of the Surrey Hard of Hearing Forum are also involved in the LET’S HEAR SURREY initiative to promote the importance of working hearing loops being available in all public buildings, shops, banks, pharmacies etc.
Meeting dates for 2021 are as follows:
- Thursday 24th June 2021
- Thursday 23rd September 2021
- Thursday 9th December 2021
If you are interested in joining the group or just as a taster, please contact:
Yasmin Broome, Involvement Coordinator
Surrey Coalition of Disabled People
Tel: 01483 456558
Text: 077809 33053
Fax: 01483 456561