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Hello, we all know that Deaf and hard of hearing people go to meet health professionals, this may be going to the doctors, the hospital, chiropodist, diabetic checks and others such as the opticians, the dentist and many more. We know it can be stressful going and having to ask for an interpreter to be booked or informing people that you need to be face to face so you can need to lip read clearly. You may also need your appointment time extending to a double slot, so that you can have a proper conversation.
Three organisations have been working together, Zebra Access along with City of Wolverhampton Council and Healthwatch Wolverhampton have collaborated to create a communication card which looks like this. This card can be kept with you and when you go out, you can show this card so that future appointments are made easier.
This card is not limited to the Wolverhampton area only, as it can be used across the UK. If you are interested in receiving a card, you can contact us and we will send one out in the post for free.
Contact Sean Noone, Community Development Officer via firstname.lastname@example.org or 07472958534 (sms)
Zebra Access CIO provides services and support to Deaf, Deaf Blind and Hard of Hearing people with thanks to The National Lottery Community Fund. Services includes Employment Services, English/Maths tutorials, Advocacy, Community Development, BSL/Deaf Awareness, drop-in sessions dealing with a range of queries, complaints, form filling, and many more. Zebra Access staff and volunteers have the right to work in a safe and abuse free environment. The organisation will not tolerate any kind of abuse against its staff, volunteers or property.find out More