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Generous donation from Morrisons Foundation will make a positive difference to lonely and isolated deaf adults in Durham

Thanks to some very generous funding from Morrisons Foundation, BID Services has established a new project which aims to reduce loneliness and isolation and improve the emotional wellbeing of Deaf adults living in Durham.

Due to the specific nature of their communications needs, deaf adults are unable to access maintream groups which can lead to long term loneliness and isolation and poor mental health.

As part of the new service, the project aims to engage with deaf adults through a weekly social group where people can come along, build friendships and get involved in developing a programme of activities, with the support of a Specialist Group Co-ordinator, who has been funded by the Morrisons Foundation grant. The activities will include coffee and cake mornings, trips and activities, guest speakers, arts and crafts, how to access information about local services, health workshops and more.

Kirsty Kelly, BID Services' Service Manager, said: "Through our current services in Durham, we know there is a need to provide accessible socialisation opportunities for Deaf adults in Durham. We are so grateful to the Morrisons Foundation for their generous donation, which will make such a positive difference to the lives of Deaf adults experiencing loneliness and isolation."

Those interested in finding out more about the service, should contact Victoria Sowden, the Social Group Co-ordinator by email to Victoria.sowden@bid.org.uk or telephone on 0191 383 9400.

 

 

Posted 3rd April 2018