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Bridging the Healthcare access gap in the East Midlands

A NEW initiative to encourage more healthcare and non-clinical staff to take up sign language as an extra language and skill is now available locally. The Signs4Life scheme is to help improve health access and care for patients, service users, and colleagues, who may be hard of hearing.

Radiyya Jahan, Signs4Life partnerships officer, explains “There are more than nine million hard of hearing people registered in the UK. We have already worked with social workers, housing staff, teachers, the local NHS, and Royal Mail. We are offering a community 6-week BSL program, which you can enjoy and access from the comfort of your home, delivered through Zoom”. Signs4Life is leading efforts towards a society in which people with disabilities have full access and are working to raise the public and political awareness of disability provision.

For more details on the Summer community programs, please sign up here