Deaf Healthy Day

Health Deafinitions were proud to take part in the Deaf Healthy Day held on the 31st January 2015 at Barnsley Town Hall. This event gave BSL service users the chance to see what health services are doing to answer the comments from the event held in March 2014.

Healthwatch Barnsley in partnership with Barnsley Council, Leeds Involving People, Health Deafinitions and Barnsley’s DEAForum hosted the day which was attended by many of the local areas Deaf Community along with Barnsley Hospital, SWYFT, members of Barnsley CCG and Mike Austin the Chair of Barnsley Practice managers meetings.

Rt. Hon Dan Jarvis MP officially opened the day welcoming everyone to the event.

Health Deafinitions produced a video in BSL to explain about Health and Wellbeing services titled “who we are and what we do”. The attendees were then shown videos of the feedback from the last event about the actions that will be taken by providers to improve access to services for the Deaf Community

The afternoon comprised of workshops where people were asked to participate in 2 out of the 4 workshops

-GP Services

-Mental Health Services

-Healthy lifestyle and Healthy Promotion Services

-Hospital Services