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Healthwatch Survey

Healthwatch East Riding of Yorkshire- National survey on access to GP and other HHS services for people with a hearing loss. more informationHealth Watch are carrying out a survey of the barriers those who are deaf or hard of hearing are facing to gain a national picture on individuals’ experiences of accessing GP and other […]

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Lack of understanding about the cost of communication support

Access to Work says communication professionals are too expensive. This oversimplifies the situation of a complex marketplace and a highly trained profession. The average freelance earnings of a sign language interpreter are around £25-30,000 a year, with an average hourly rate of £30. For a part time, freelance, highly qualified profession, that’s not unreasonable. In […]

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Lack of understanding about the cost of communication support

Access to Work says communication professionals are too expensive. This oversimplifies the situation of a complex marketplace and a highly trained profession. The average freelance earnings of a sign language interpreter are around £25-30,000 a year, with an average hourly rate of £30. For a part time, freelance, highly qualified profession, that’s not unreasonable. In […]

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Cross-sector-support-statement-common-purpose

Almost 60 organisations are already supporting the statement of common purpose on deafness and hearing loss. The list already represents the breadth of the sector. It includes organisations that work with or represent people of all ages who are Deaf, deaf, deafened, deafblind or have a hearing loss; the myriad of responses to deafness and […]

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Statement of common purpose on deafness and hearing loss

This statement is the basis for collective work by organisations concerned with deafness or hearing loss. The organisations listed below are committed to the vision, mission and values. Any organisation concerned with deafness or hearing loss may join us as a signatory. We use ‘deafness’ and ‘hearing loss’ to encompass people who are deaf, Deaf, […]

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Ministerial statement about changes to Access to Work

Mr Mark Harper MP, (The Minister for Disable People), has today submitted a written statement on Access to Work to which UK Council on Deafness will be responding. Access to Work :  Written statement – HCWS372Department for Work and PensionsMade on: 12 March 2015 by Mr Mark Harper MP Statement: Access to Work plays a key […]

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Restrictions on the level of support available

Restrictions on the level of support available It seemed there was a change in 2013 in the way Access to Work decided how much financial support a deaf or deafblind person could get for communication support. This change was from providing financial support for whatever interpreting service the person needed; to a £30,000 interpreter salary […]

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