SignHealth is the national charity dedicated to providing and improving healthcare services for people who are culturally Deaf (pre-linugually Deaf and use sign language to communicate).
Our vision is a world where there are no barriers to good health and wellbeing for deaf people.
SignHealth is working to improve healthcare and achieve equal access for deaf people to health services. We will work with the deaf community, health services and other charities to achieve this aim.
SIgnHealth provides a range of support services for deaf people including supported housing, signed advocacy, counselling, outreach, domestic abuse service and an on-line program for deaf people to communicate with their Doctors and healthcare professionals when a face-to-face interpreter is unavailable.
SignHealth aims to:
- Provide evidence to help improve services - our project to study the health of Deaf people in the UK compared with the health of hearing people will enable us to push for equality of access.
- Increase access to health for Deaf people - we provide a range of specialist British Sign Language services including health education, counselling, advocacy, outreach and supported living
- Improve communication - Deaf people have difficulties in getting same day communication support for GP/hospital appointments. We have developed new ways for Deaf patients to receive this support.
- Improve access to services - we are working with the NHS to look at ways in which it can improve the commissioning of specialist services for Deaf people to ensure they receive appropriate care.
Established: May 1986
Registered Charity Number: 1011056
Board members: 11
Full time staff: 82
Part time staff: 19
Phone number: 1494687600
Address: 5 Baring Road BEACONSFIELD Buckinghamshire HP9 2NBView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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