We provide assessments for deaf and hearing impaired adults to identify any difficulties they may be encountering, such as:
- remaining independent at home
- reducing risk to everyday living at home
- accessing services available in York
If we identify that there is a level of risk to a person’s ability to remain independent at home, we can consider whether certain equipment could help. Following the assessment, you may be offered entry on the deaf or hard of hearing register.
Drop-in service for the Deaf community
We provide a drop in service for the Deaf community, once a week at West Offices. This is usually on a Tuesday from 1.00pm to 4.00pm, for people who require assistance with issues such as accessing Housing Services or getting advice about contacting utility companies.
Jorvik Deaf Connections
Jorvik Deaf Connections provide a social forum for deaf people in York and beyond. They meet at the York Railway Institute Social Club, on the last Friday of each month at 7.00pm (children are also welcome but must leave at 9pm).
Jorvik Deaf Connections are working towards a fairer and more accessible society by working with local agencies to inform them of issues deaf people face. They welcome anyone with a connection to the Deaf community.
British Deaf Association
British Deaf Association is the largest deaf organisation in the UK run by deaf people.
Action on Hearing Loss
Action on Hearing Loss (formerly the RNID) is the UK's largest deaf charity working to bring about change for the UK’s 9 million deaf and hard of hearing people.