Deaf Support Group

Healthwatch Southwark ran two focus groups in 2013 as of a rolling programme of engagement.
british sign language

This session with the Deaf Support Group in December included a short survey and discussion and was guided by Healthwatch Southwark staff, a British Deaf Association (BDA) staff member and the Deaf Support Group Co-ordinator who scribed.

Interpretation was provided by a freelance British Sing Language Interpreter who was already familiar with the group. 


The findings from both parts of the session are below:

  • Key challenges or barriers in accessing health and social cares services

  • Needs specific to the community and good experiences
  • Ways to offer 'good quality services'


Summary of focus group findings with the Deaf Support Group

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