The Kaleidoscope Plus Group’s Community Wellbeing team supports people hard of hearing

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Wellbeing Services Manager Rachael Thompson and Senior Wellbeing Worker Heather Lomax

Community Wellbeing’s Rachael Thompson and Heather Lomax will running a Deaf Club called “Tea and Toast” every Tuesday, starting on November 11th in the Mezz.

Wellbeing Services Manager, Rachael Thompson is excited at the opportunity of running such an innovative group.

She said: “I can’t wait to get started!

“With more than 10 million people in the UK with some form of hearing loss (Safe Network, 2011) having groups in place for people hard of hearing is priority.

“Tea and Toast gives us a great opportunity to reach out to deaf people in the local community and to top it all off, not only will we be having breakfast but bingo too!”

Tea and Toast is specifically aimed at people who are deaf, hard of hearing or can communicating using British Sign Language.

Senior Wellbeing Worker, Heather Lomax recently completed her unit 202 British Sign Language exam as looking forward to putting her skills into practice.

She said: “This is a really exciting opportunity to put my newly acquired skills into practice and reach parts of the communities which we have not been able to fully reach before.

“After learning British Sign Language for well over a year its extremely rewarding to be able to communicate with people who are deaf and hard of hearing.”

To register your interest or to find out more about Tea and toast please contact Heather on 0121 565 5605.

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