Presentation of ‘important’ £2.5k grant to help Weston-super-Mare’s hard of hearing community

PUBLISHED: 13:00 30 January 2017

Presentation of the cheque in Weston's Coffee #1

Presentation of the cheque in Weston's Coffee #1

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People in Weston who are deaf or hard of hearing will now have access to more resources to combat any financial or personal problems they may have, thanks to a community grant.

The Quartet Community Foundation has awarded Citizens Advice North Somerset £2,500 which will go towards providing interpreters.

The presentation took place at the monthly communication café at Coffee #1 in High Street.

Derek Boardman told the Mercury it is important those who cannot hear get support in person.

He said: “It is important we get the help in person and this café is a good way for us to mix too as we can talk to each other on a regular basis.”

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