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Preston city centre to be home to a new hub for deaf people

Posted on - 30th June, 2018 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Politics, Preston City Centre, Preston News
The deafness centre helps those are hard of hearing Pic: soitiki
The deafness centre helps those are hard of hearing Pic: soitiki

A place for deaf people in Preston receive help and advice has opened in the city centre.

Lancashire Deaf Services has taken premises in Cannon Street.

An open day for the public to discover more about what the service does is being held on Thursday (5 July) from 12pm to 3pm.

The hub building will be home to the Lancashire Rose Care Service, Sign Communications North West, Sign phone, Sound Solutions and more.

Read more: New health centre proposed for Preston city centre

Managing director of the deaf service Doug Alker said: “Over the past years, the situation of deaf people has been severely challenged through cuts in the public service and by inappropriate contracting out by some authorities, which has resulted in having a serious effect on deaf people’s ability to be involved in society.

“The intention is to link up with Preston City Council, Lancashire County Council, the various Health Authorities, the University, and local companies.

“The formal launch of the service will allow us to work with the local community to move forward to enabling social inclusion of deaf people of all ages and degree of
deafness.”

Read more: Discover more about the People’s Production Lab in Cannon Street

The hub for deaf services is to be formally opened by Mayor of Preston councillor Trevor Hart on Wednesday (4 July).

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