Sunday, 1 July 2018

New Deaf Centre in Preston.

The deafness centre helps those are hard of hearing Pic: soitiki
A place for deaf people in Preston to 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 (4 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.

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.”