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Hearing - Local information
Audiology services in Lanarkshire
NHS Lanarkshire - Battery collection points
For information on battery collection points in North Lanarkshire, please see the attached document.
Listening and Communication Enhancement is a computerised, interactive software training program to improve the ear-to-brain muscle. LACE can assist in developing listening, communication and interaction skills for people with and without hearing loss.
The LACE program offers a variety of listening exercises to improve your listening skills when in noisy environments, listening to a speaker with fast speech and to fill any missed speech.
LACE can be downloaded onto your home PC and runs on Windows or Macintosh PCs. To find out more about purchasing LACE for your home, please call 020 8772 2700 or visit: www.pcwerth.co.uk/store/lace-uk-online-edition.
Deaf Connections is the leading voluntary organisation delivering specialist services to adult deaf people across Scotland. They are committed to enabling deaf people to participate fully in the community to make equality a normal feature of their everyday lives.
Deaf Connections work with agencies to promote the interests of people in the Deaf Community focusing on quality of life, independence and social inclusion. For more information please using the following contact details.
Organisation: Deaf Connections
Address: 100 Norfolk Street, Glasgow, G5 9EJ
Phone: 0141 420 1759
Further education courses
Lanarkshire Deaf Services
Lanarkshire Deaf Services provide services to the Deaf Community of Lanarkshire. The services provided include a Drop In Centre and a Sign Language Interpreting agency.
Their aim is to remove the barriers to communication for Deaf People throughout Lanarkshire. You can contact them using the details provided.
Organisation: Lanarkshire Deaf Services
Address: Unit 40 Fountain Business Centre, Ellis Street, Coatbridge, ML5 3AA (Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10am-4pm)
Phone: 01236 604808
Local information - We would advise that you arrange a Fire Safety Check
You may benefit from having a fire safety check if you have not had one recently. Strathclyde Fire and Rescue carry out free home fire safety visits and fit smoke alarms free of charge if required.
This can be arranged through Fire Scotland by calling their community safety free phone helpline on 0800 0731 999 or texting Check to 61611. Alternatively, visit their website by following the link www.firescotland.gov.uk/your-safety.
If hearing is a problem for you, there are alternative alarms that may work for you and can be fitted free of charge. If you'd like to find out more, contact a rehabilitation mobility officer via your local social work offices.
NHS Lanarkshire audiology services - Hearing aid self care sessions
For information on hearing aid self-care sessions in North Lanarkshire, please see the associated document.
Deaf Roots and Pride Project
Deaf Roots and Pride Project is funded by the National Lottery and provides peer mentoring to deaf children and young people aged 8 to 20 years who are transitioning from primary to secondary school or from secondary school to adulthood. It matches young people with adult deaf mentors who can act as positive role models, helping children and young people to develop skills and confidence.
Deaf Roots and Pride Transitions Scotland has a new webpage on the British Deaf Association website. All of its BSL videos and resources since the start of the project in 2016 have been categorised and now available, so it will be easy for young people, parents and professionals to access the information they need to support transitions.
For more information, please visit the following website: https://bda.org.uk/drpscotland, or view the attached documents. This information is provided by the H&SC North Lanarkshire Council Transition team.