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WE ARE RECRUITING 

Community Connect Service & Volunteer Coordinator

Hearing Help Essex is seeking someone who is sympathetic to the needs of people who have a hearing loss and live alone, to develop a befriending service and to manage volunteers to deliver this service.  Details in link below:

Community Connect Coordinator Job Description FINAL

For further information please email sophie.biebuyck@hearinghelpessex.org.uk

OFFICE MOVE

From Thursday 13th July our office address will be:

Suite 2,

158 Moulsham Street

Chelmsford

CM2 0LD

There is likely to be some disruption in the service we can provide for a couple of days, but we aim to keep that to a minimum. Our telephone numbers remain the same.

 

 

‘All Ears’ Living with Hearing Loss Information Session at Southend Hospital 

A free to attend ‘All Ears’ event will take place at the Education Centre, Southend University Hospital on Monday 24 July from 3pm to 5pm. Any person living with hearing loss can come along to this free event.

People who are new to NHS hearing aids will find it particularly beneficial, though established users, friends and carer’s are welcome to attend and find out more about the services and help available.

Hearing Help Essex, a registered not for profit charity assists people with acquired hearing loss. The keynote speaker will be from Sarabec, a leading hearing loss equipment supplier. The Essex County Fire and Rescue Service will also be present.

There are more than 11 million people in the UK with some degree of hearing loss and a quarter of a million people in Essex alone have some degree of hearing difficulty, which can come about for all sorts of reasons, making day-to-day communication far less easy.

Practical information, advice and guidance on how best to adjust to wearing NHS hearing aids and managing hearing loss will be made available. There will also be the opportunity to learn more about assistive equipment and the benefits of technology that can really help.

Places are limited and must be booked in advance.  It’s easy to make a reservation:

Call 01245 496347; Text 07950 406173; or Email: help@hearinghelpessex.org.uk.

Hearing Help Essex is committed in making a provision of support that will help people with hearing loss to make life easier. www.hearinghelpessex.org.uk

Reg. Charity Number: 1113498.

One final event will also be scheduled on Monday 23rd October.  Please indicate your attendance preference.

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Sensory Awareness Day: Basildon Library

Wednesday 31st May 2017 – Free To Attend

A free and informative Sensory Awareness day, will take place at Basildon Library on Wednesday 31st May from 10.30am-14.30pm.  Members of the community are invited to ‘drop-in’ between these times.

Hearing and sight loss impacts on people’s lives in all sorts of ways, with practical, social and emotional challenges being faced on a daily basis. The day aims to attract families, friends, carer’s or anyone with hearing or sight loss, living in Basildon or nearby, wanting to find out more about the services and help available to them.

Hearing Help Essex, a registered Charity that exists to assist people with acquired hearing loss is bringing together key sensory partners on the day, including the Royal Association for the Deaf, (RAD) Basis South Essex, Essex Cares (ECL) and the DWP.

This is an excellent opportunity to meet local advisers who can assist with practical advice, information and guidance on hearing and sight loss, whatever the issue. There will also be a range of assistive equipment on display, so people can learn more about the benefits of a variety of devices that can help. All are welcome to attend.

Basildon Library, situated in a prime location in Basildon Centre, St. Martin’s Square, is an already active hub supporting sensory services to help raise awareness, and open to anyone in need of help. The current activities include:

  • RAD (Royal Association for the Deaf) – In the Library, weekly, every Wednesday. 10am-4pm.  www.royaldeaf.org.uk
  • Hearing Aid Batteries: Users of NHS Hearing Aids can now obtain new supplies of hearing aid batteries from Basildon Library, available daily at the Welcome Desk, on presentation of NHS Audiology Record Book, or new style card as proof.
  • In nearby Pitsea Library, Hearing Help Essex, Hearing Aid Support Service, is open to NHS Hearing Aid User’s needing help with re-tubing and maintenance. This takes place in the Library, first Wednesday of every month, 10.30am-12.30pm.

 

OFFICE MOVE

From Thursday 13th July our office address will be:

Suite 2,

158 Moulsham Street

Chelmsford

CM2 0LD

There is likely to be some disruption in the service we can provide for a couple of days, but we aim to keep that to a minimum. Our telephone numbers remain the same.

 

Newsletter January 2017