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The following are links which may be useful or relevant to you:

Indigo Access

Indigo Access Ltd. is an independent company based in Maidenhead, Berkshire and working throughout the South East of England with Deaf, Deafblind, Deafened, Hard of Hearing and Hearing Adults.

3T’s Royal Sussex County Hospital (RSCH) Redevelopment

The 3T’s (Teaching, Tertiary, Trauma) Redevelopment Project of the Royal Sussex County Hospital is a Project to modernise the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, to develop and expand the services provided for the most seriously ill and injured patients, and strengthen the role as the regional teaching hospital.

Affinity Sutton

Affinity Sutton is a national housing association that provides over 55000 homes for affordable rent, shared ownership and outright sale. FACS has provided Diversity Training which highlighted the need for further training requirements.

Neighbourhood Care Scheme (NCS) Brighton and Hove

The NCS is a good neighbour scheme that supports older people, people with physical disabilities and carers by recruiting local volunteers to support them in a variety of ways. The scheme operates in ten neighbourhoods of Brighton and Hove, embracing approximately half of the city’s population (c.125,000 people).

FACS provides Communication Worksop for their volunteers working with People with Hearing Loss and Dual Sensory Loss, as part the NCS Community Health and Well-being Training Programme.

Think Dual Sensory: Good practice guidelines for older people with dual Sensory loss. DH 1997

This document sets out good practice guidelines for social and health care services when dealing with deafblindness in the elderly. It looks at the need for better provision in care and strategies for setting up new services.

Disability and the Equality Act 2010

From 1 October 2010, the Equality Act replaced most of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA). However, the Disability Equality Duty in the DDA continues to apply. Find out about the protection and legal rights the Equality Act provides for disabled people.

Mark Gray Associates Ltd

Mark Gray is the Managing Director of Mark Gray Associates Ltd, a National Health and Social Care Training and Consultancy Company specialising in Learning Disability and Dual Sensory Loss, Visual Impairment and Deafblindness across the UK and ROI.

Mark has worked with Nikola in the past as the head of services for Deafblind UK and is looking forward to continue to support FACS’ customers as required.

Social care for deafblind children and adults

This Statutory Guidance, LAC(DH)(2009)6, is being issued under Section 7 of the Local Authority Social Services Act 1970. The Guidance applies to local authorities with social services responsibilities. It replaces LAC(2001)8 which was cancelled on 28 February 2006 and it sets out a summary of actions, as stated in the Guidance, that Local Authorities are expected to take in relation to deafblind adults and children.


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