Deaf Social Worker + PALS Deaf Forum Jan 2017

Deaflink invited Claire Hoggeth, Deaf Social Worker and Catherine Lee from PALS to our Deaf Forum on Saturday 21st January 2017 to explain what is 'The Life of Deaf Social Worker and PALS' and followed by Questions and Answers.

Below are the Presentations, BSL video of 'Deaf Social Worker Claire Hoggeth' (Unfortunately due to technical problems PALS BSL video didn't work - see PALS presentation below), a transcript in English and link for contact details for Newcastle, North Tyneside and South Tyneside Social Care Direct.

Click here for 'The Life of a Deaf Social Worker' presentation

Deaf Social worker ppt

BSL Clip of 'The Life of Deaf Social Worker' and Qs/As:

Click here for PALS Presentation

Pals ppt

Click here for Transcript

Contact Details for Social Care Direct:

Click here for Newcastle and North Tyneside Social Care Direct contact details

Contact details for South Tyneside Social Care (South Shields)

**Come along to our next Deaf Forum - click here for more information :)**

Useful links

 Newcastle City Council Social Care Direct - Adult social care services for deaf, hard of hearing, blind, partially sighted, deafblind people. Click here for more information.

If anyone Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing living in Newcastle is struggling they can arrange a needs assessment by contacting Social Care Direct on 0191 2788377 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Once the assessment is complete, equipment can be offered free of charge and is not means tested.  Once equipment has been provided subsequent equipment would need to be self-funded. There is a website to support the identification of equipment and clients should visit

Another Council Services can be found on this link

See our Safeguarding Adults BSL/Subtitled videos for different types of abuse and how to report - Click here

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