Some of our social workers are skilled in using British Sign Language and have background in working with deaf people.
Therefore they understand the cultural differences involved in being a deaf person in a hearing world.
They can undertake social care assessments with adults and also work alongside our disabled children's service in providing assessment to deaf children and young people.
Social workers with deaf people are there to provide or arrange a service to deaf people following an assessment. This may include help with:
- mental health problems;
- using local community services;
- managing practical daily living;
- making decisions and keeping safe;
- overcoming communication barriers;
- work and/or education; and
- social isolation.