SignHealth is asking Deaf people to tell them about their experiences of accessing Deaf therapy. Celia Hulme, Campaigns Officer, is working on a new campaign which calls on the Government to make access to therapy equal.
Currently many Deaf people are unable to have therapy due to funding issues. Those that do have therapy often find it doesn’t work for them due to communication issues such as the lack of an interpreter.
Celia Hulme would like to hear directly from Deaf people who have been through Deaf therapy and those who have applied and failed to get therapy.
The stories will be used to help SignHealth’s campaign to improve access to therapy. Real life stories will be very important in convincing the Government that change needs to happen but a story can be anonymised if a Deaf person prefers to hide their identity.
“If you are interested in sharing your story that’s brilliant,’ says Celia, “We want to show that everybody’s experience is different when it should be the same. Sharing your story is really important.”
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