New services for Barking and Dagenham residents with hearing loss

Residents who suffer from hearing loss will receive help and support from a new service run jointly by Barking and Dagenham Council and the Action on Hearing Loss charity.

The Hear to Meet scheme gives people who are hard of hearing an opportunity to meet others in the same situation and share their solutions at social events.

The service will include coffee-morning-style meetings with free refreshments, drop-in sessions with information and advice, home visits and assessments for medical equipment such as hearing aids.

Cllr Linda Reason, cabinet member for adult services, said: “This service is available to support people with hearing loss and their families to help them live independently and communicate with others. This is our commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of all our residents through all stages of life.”

For more information and to find out about drop-in sessions call Carol Elgy on 020 8724 8178.