Deaf Awareness Week activities in Weston

Deaf Awareness Week is being celebrated in Clevedon and Weston-super-Mare. Picture: Citizens Advice

Deaf Awareness Week is being celebrated in Clevedon and Weston-super-Mare. Picture: Citizens Advice - Credit: Citizens Advice

The support available to deaf people is being showcased through a week of events in Clevedon and Weston.

Deaf Awareness Week runs until Friday and its theme this year is Welcome To My World.

On Monday a team of hearing dogs were out, while today (Wednesday) organisations such as Citizens Advice North Somerset will showcase what they can do to help.

Avon Fire and Rescue Service will also be present to discuss smoke alarms and Hearing Dogs For Deaf People will show how they train animals to alert people of danger.

Tomorrow (Thursday), a celebration day, featuring games and lip-reading activities, will be held at the Sovereign Shopping Centre. Details of courses will also be promoted from 10am-2pm


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And on Friday a communication day to assist deaf people with sign language will be provided by Weston College at Castlewood in Clevedon.

Other activities planned this month include:

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* Monday - hard of hearing group meeting in the community room at Vision North Somerset in Neva Road from 2-4pm. Call or text 07917 265 576 if you would like to join them.

* May 16 - Communication Café at Coffee#1, in High Street, from 10am to noon.

* May 21 - deaf pub are meeting at Sass in South Parade from 7pm for a sociable evening communicating in sign language.

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