ACTION DEAFNESS AND FUTURES HOUSING GROUP ANNOUNCE NEW PARTNERSHIP INITIATIVE WITH NEW 24/7 DEAF PERSONAL CARE SERVICE

Deaf-led national charity, Action Deafness (AD), has teamed up with East Midlands based Housing Association, Futures Housing Group to provide a unique housing project.

Futures Housing Group has provided a property and AD has started to deliver a 24/7 Community Personal Assistant support package to enable a Deaf individual to live independently.

The client will be supported by a team of personal assistants 24 hours a day. The personal assistants will ensure the safety of the client, teach mental health resilience, teach core life skills (cooking, understanding bills and budgeting), and support the client towards independence.

Action Deafness and Futures Housing Group started planning this service over a year ago, following a request from Derbyshire County Council Adult Social Care’s Deaf Services Team.

Action Deafness, a registered CQC domiciliary care provider, previously helped deliver personal care services to Cambridgeshire Deaf Association for three years.

Lindsey Williams, Group CEO of Futures Housing Group, said: “ I am delighted the new premises in Derbyshire is the first Deaf-specific accommodation to be delivered by the Futures Housing Group. We are committed to exploring further opportunities to bring more Deaf people into suitable and supported accommodation that meets their accessibility and communication needs.”

Craig Crowley, CEO of Action Deafness, said: “Our management team, including Community Business Manager Mhairi Simpson and Community Registered Manager Martin Anderson, have been working hard to make this 24/7 care project possible. We are grateful to Derbyshire County Council Adult Social Care’s Deaf Team and Futures Housing Group who have ensured our first Deaf resident can live independently within the community. We hope it is the first of many such services.”

For details regarding Action Deafness Community services, contact email: [email protected]

For details regarding Futures Group Housing, contact email:[email protected]