Monday, October 26, 2009

Help develop team to serve deaf people

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Hearing-impaired residents will get the chance to express their views on West Berkshire Council’s support and services at three events in December.

The feedback will contribute to a review of the council’s facilities and help create a new, dedicated team in the area.

A qualified interpreter will attend the events and a range of equipment provided by the Royal National Institute for Deaf people will be on show.

Joe Mooney, West Berkshire executive councillor for community services, said: “The best way to ensure that our services are meeting local needs is by asking those who would benefit from them.

“I would urge anyone who has a hearing impairment to attend an event and give their views.”

The sessions will be held from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at Reading Deaf Centre, Cardiff Road, Central Reading, on Tuesday, December 1, Hungerford Day Centre on Thursday, December 3, and at the United Reformed Church Hall, West Street, Newbury, on Monday, December 7.