Healthwatch report into deaf health launch in November

Come to the launch of a new report that aims to help improve access to health and care services for deaf people, disabled people and those with sensory and learning disabilities or difficulties.

The report is called ‘Accessible Information as Standard’ and brings together two separate Healthwatch projects looking at the experiences of people who need accessible information when they use health or care services.

CDA have been working with Healthwatch to get the views of deaf people to try and improve health and social care. Deaf people have been to meetings in Peterborough, Cambridge and Huntington to give their views.

At the meeting:
• We’ll tell you about our report and our recommendations
• Disabled, blind and partially sighted and deaf people will tell you about their experiences of getting information in a way they can understand.
• Local health and care staff will tell you what they are doing to improve access to information.
• There will be a question and answer session open to everyone.

Qualified BSL interpreters will be present. Please let us know if you have any additional access needs. Entry is free.

Tuesday 21 November, 6-8pm, Deafblind UK Conference Centre, Cygnet Rd, Peterborough PE7 8FD
You can also find out about the report as part of our Public Board meeting in Cambridge, held 7-9pm on Wednesday 15 November at the Meadows Community Centre, 1 St Catharine’s Road, Cambridge, CB4 3XJ.

You’ll be able to pick up copies of the report at both events in accessible formats including:
• Easy Read
• Large Print
• Braille
• Audio

BSL with English subtitled formats of the document will be available online.
Thank you to all the people who helped give their views and we hope to see you at the launch.

Booking is preferred but not essential. To book you can email enquiries@healthwatchcambridgeshire.co.uk, call 0330 355 1285, or text 07885 911147.

This work is part of our ongoing Health Campaign. See more here