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Action for Deafness curently has a number of volunteers with re-tubing kits. These kits allow our volunteers to go out into the community and assist Deaf and hard of hearing people at clinics and in there homes.
Charity information: Action for Deafness
There are an every increasing amount of people that use hearing aids, as the main cause of hearing loss is age related a number of these people can't make the trips to hospitals or clinics. And are stuck in there homes with defective hearing aids.
Our volunteers can visit people in their homes to offer basic maintenance and advice on hearing aids and hearing loss in general.
The aim of this project is to fund re-tubing kits for our volunteers
Activities» Our volunteers are already trainined and once they have the kits they can start visiting people
What success will look like
Success will be each volunteer having a functioning kit
In the long term our volunteers will be able to train others the skills they have learnt, we will be able to see people quickly and effectivly making a huge difference in peoples lives,
Action for Deafness has been conducting volunteer home visits for over a decade. With this expereince we have found very little risks. Our volunteers are well trained and dedicated to helping others
Doners will be able to see the progress the kits have made by recieving our 'News and Views' magazine. Every doner will be mentioned as a vital contributor to our goal.
Budget - Project Cost: £1,235Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £1,235 Kit Cost Providing 5 volunteers with re-tubing kits
West Sussex has a large Deaf and Hard of hearing community and a significant number of house bound residence. The county is diverse mixing large towns with rural countryside.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing people sometimes have to travel very far to have the basic maintenace of hearing aids carried out. For many elderly and vunrable in the community this is impossible.
Action for Deafness have been carrying out this type of work for the past 20 years. Our volunteers are experienced and well trained, and many of our clients recieved their NHS hearing aids from us, and rely on us to provide further mainteance
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Chris Wingrove is the Action for Deafness Volunteer Co-ordinator, since taking the role he has succesfully recruited several more volunteers.
Cathy will work training the volunteers with their new kits
Angie will co-ordinate the home visits with the volunteers, sending out which volunteer needs to go to which client