Come down to Guildhall Square on Tuesday 3 July from 10am - 3pm and meet the Deaf Access partnership team. If you or anyone that you know has a hearing loss, you can find out more about the services available for deaf people in the city. 

Action on Hearing Loss predict that there will 32,000 people in Portsmouth with a hearing loss by 2019. This is an increase from an estimated 30,000 in 2014. This trend shows how important the work of the Deaf Access Partnership is.The partnership is a team of organisations from across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight who are helping to raise awareness of the services available in each area.

Portsmouth is hosting the second event in a series of community roadshows; there will be a number of representatives from organisations that offer deaf access and hearing support services present including:

  • Action on Hearing Loss
  • CMG - Care Management Group
  • Hampshire City Council - Sensory Services
  • Hampshire Constabulary
  • Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service
  • Portsmouth City Council - Sensory Services
  • Southampton City Council

 

For more information about the local policing services for people who are deaf, deafblind, deafened or hard of hearing, you can visit the Hampshire Constabulary website, or the Police Link Officers for Deaf People (PLOD) on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.

 

You can let us know if you will be attending the roadshow on the Facebook event.