For the past seven years we’ve celebrated Deaf Awareness Week in North Somerset with the deaf community and a wide range of organisations, voluntary groups and local schools.
This year, Deaf Awareness Week runs from 3-9 May, with a theme of 'Coming through it together' to highlight the effect the Covid-19 pandemic has had on all of us.
For the second year running we are unable to hold face-to-face events because of the ongoing coronavirus restrictions, but we still want to mark this important event.
Aims for the week
Our goals for Deaf Awareness Week are as follows:
- To let deaf people know about all the social groups and specialist services
- To promote deaf awareness among the general public.
To find out more about the initiative, contact Liz Watkins, social worker with deaf people and single point access team.