About Deaf Awareness Week

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.