Our Deaf Outreach service in Hampshire supports young adults, adults and elderly individuals with hearing impairments, autism spectrum conditions, mental health needs and/or learning difficulties. The outreach service offers individualised support packages in the Hordle area, in the person’s family home, own home and in the community. People are supported to live as independently as possible, and can choose the level of support they require from 1 to 24 hours a day.
The staff who work in these services are all BSL trained with a large proportion of them being Deaf or Hard of Hearing themselves. Some staff are Profoundly Deaf, whilst others have Cochlear implants. All non-signing staff from other areas in CMG, that have regular interaction with Deaf staff and the people we support, receive Deaf Awareness training.