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Independent Living

Our service can support you to:

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Socialise/make new friends

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Access the services that you need

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Speak up for yourself

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Manage your money

Community Support

We provide services to Deaf people who have additional support needs, such as a physical or learning disability and/or mental health needs.

Our staff are either Deaf themselves or have the communication skills needed to support you, e.g. British Sign Language, Signed Supported English, Makaton or other visual form of communication.

We can support you with:

  • Shopping
  • Eating healthily
  • Budgeting / Managing your money
  • Translating and understanding correspondence and dealing with it appropriately
  • Paying bills
  • Attending appointments
  • Accessing community and social groups
  • Developing social skills
  • Travelling independently
  • Accessing other services

Befriending

Everyone can feel lonely at times.

Would a befriending visit be helpful? We can visit you in your home or in the community.

Befrienders can provide friendly conversation and companionship on a regular basis.

Befriending support can be:

  • Face-to-face; where a volunteer befriender visits you at home or accompanies you to a social event
  • By telephone or video call (e.g. Skype or Facetime)

Befrienders can:

  • Help with socialising
  • Give you information about local groups (e.g. Deaf Clubs)
  • Provide details of where you can get hearing aid support, or help with other assistive equipment
  • Encourage good health and wellbeing
  • Discuss topics of interest

Find out more about our befriending service here

Life Skills Group

Our Life Skills Groups provide the perfect opportunity for you to meet other people and develop skills on a regular basis.  We develop the sessions with the people who we support so that they are relevant and interesting.

Activities at the group include:

  • Healthy Living
  • Community information and awareness
  • Cooking
  • Energy/Utilities
  • Food hygiene
  • Safety at home
  • Wellbeing

Watch our team and some of the people we support in action at our Life Skills Group. [Link to video]

Advocacy

Learn more about our Advocacy Service

Want to learn more about how our Independent Living Team can support you? Get in touch:

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