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Generation Communication

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Action Deafness is delighted to announce a new project – Generation Communication. We are going to recruit and train young people to become technical coaches. These coaches will then teach older Deaf and Hard of Hearing people how to use tablets/smartphones and video technology so they can communicate with their friends and family during the COVID19 pandemic.

Funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund, has helped to make this project happen so we will provide valuable work opportunities and impart key transferable skills to young Deaf people who often struggle in the employment market. The project will also combat loneliness and isolation for older Deaf people who are not able to see their friends and family in person at this time. 

The project will initially support older Deaf and hard of hearing people in Derby, Walsall, Worcester and Oxford and its surrounding areas under AD’s provision.

Craig Crowley – CEO of Action Deafness said: “We are grateful to the UK Government for making this critical project possible. We look forward to seeing anxiety and loneliness reduce as older Deaf people get online! I think it is excellent that young Deaf people’s technical knowledge can be utilised in this project!”

The project will start at the end of October 2020 and the training and delivery is expected to last six months. 

Please contact [email protected] for more information and details 

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