On Friday 18 November 2016, DeafCOG successfully launched a Big Lottery Fund project that focuses on Combating Loneliness in Older Deaf People, through peer support and IT knowledge development.
Here it is, our Launch Report which explains our learning so far. Based on national and local evidence we make recommendations about how the Deaf community can be fully active participants in local developments and public services in the future.
DeafCOG also coordinates and manages other community engagement activities for adults to shape and improve the health and well-being of the Deaf Community in East Sussex.
This project grew from DeafCOG’s activity in East Sussex since 2010 and from its involvement in the East Sussex Better Together (ESBT) programme, which is a fully integrated health and social care system in East Sussex. This new model began a test phase in April 2017, completion of the test phase in April 2018.
Kim Wyer, DeafCOG Project Lead and PA Community Coordinator:
"We, the Deaf community, recognise a strong community ensures that everyone in it is supported appropriately, empowering members to tackle issues collectively and collaboratively to ensure the wellness of all”.
We seek investment to continue our work with local services and providers, supporting people with real lived community knowledge to make positive changes.
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