Deaf Health Champions Conference
A DeafHealth Champions Conference Covering Issues with Accessibility to the Health Service for Deaf People was held on Wednesday, 11th March 2015 at the Manchester Conference Centre to highlight the health needs of Deaf people. The conference focused on the ground-breaking work of the Deaf Health Champions in the North West, the results of SignHealth’s “Sick Of It” report and developments on the upcoming Accessible Information Standard.
DHC is a partnership of the UK Council on Deafness, SignHealth, Manchester Deaf Centre, Merseyside Society for Deaf People and Deaf Vision Cumbria. The project is to empowering deaf communities to take control of their own health, improve access to services and increase positive patient experiences.
The day provided an opportunity to find out more about the impact continual inequality of access has on deaf health and the benefits of engaging deaf people meaningfully with health services.