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Social work: a new journey? Part-2

In the second part of her feature on Social work, Wendy Anderson focuses on hearing parents of Deaf Children. In my previous article, I described...
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Social work: a new journey? Part 1

Wendy Anderson calls for a joined up multi-agency deaf specialist approach in the first of a two-part article on the complexities of social work...
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How local Healthwatch are making Deaf people’s voices heard

There’s a local Healthwatch in every area of England. They exist to find out what people want from local health and social care services,...
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NHS failure to meet deadline putting deaf lives at risk

Most NHS services failed to meet a recent deadline for introducing a new Standard that could save the lives of deaf people according to...
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Why we need more sign language interpreters in our hospitals

Imran Najafi says a lack of adequate provisions for deaf people in hospitals leads to an unacceptable lack of communication. When any of us go...
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Spotlight on Deaf Women Health UK

A group of woman recently got together to create a unique place for Deaf women to be able to discuss their health issues in...
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Deaf children have language difficulties too

Our January edition looked at work being done in DCAL to increase knowledge about language difficulties among sign language users. Here, Joanna Hoskin tells...
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DeafHope: A safe harbour for deaf domestic abuse survivors

As the festive season kicks off, the UK is set to see a spike in domestic abuse over the next few weeks as financial...
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Health report calls for action

“It’s terrible that such a large part of the population is excluded from receiving the benefits of our health service that most of us...
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Keeping deaf children safe from sexual abuse

The NSPCC launched a video version of its successful Underwear Rule guidance this month to help keep deaf children safe from sexual abuse. The new...