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View recent newsTeenagers with hearing difficulties helped to Move On

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19 September 2012

Teenagers with hearing difficulties are being invited to a special exhibition designed to help them access further education.

Moving On will take place at Cambridge Professional Development Centre on Friday, 19 October.

The event is being organised by Hearing Impaired Teens (HIT) Working Group at Cambridge Regional College, and is being sponsored by Cambridge Water as part of its programme to support local community groups. It will be attended by all the major sixth form colleges, Student Finance, Social Services, National Deaf Children’s Society and the Cambridge Deaf Group among others.

Rachel Knappett, Senior Audiologist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital said: “Many teenagers with hearing loss are in mainstream schools and have little contact with other hearing impaired teams. The Moving On exhibition will give them an opportunity to find out more about the services, educational establishments and charities available to help them at this crucial point in their lives.”

During the morning of the event the organisations will come together to form an exciting exhibition and the teenagers will have to complete a quiz by visiting all of the stands and asking questions. In the afternoon there will be talks given by “deaf mentors” who can provide encouragement and positive stories.

The event has been a huge success in the past and last year it was covered by the BBC programme “See Hear”.

For more information about the event email Rachel Knappett at rachel.knappett@addenbrookes.nhs.uk

Every quarter Cambridge Water donates money to local community groups and good causes that operate within the Cambridge Water supply area. The money can be used to fund a wide variety of initiatives, ranging from equipment for sports clubs to toys for playgroups. It can also be used to fund special projects, such as building bat boxes or establishing nature reserves.

If you would like to apply please visit www.cambridge-water.co.uk

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Pic caption: Pip Johns, NDCS (National Deaf Children’s Society) Family Officer for the Eastern Region, is pictured left with Chalky Wan, Deaf Support Co-ordinator (centre) and Beth Elkins, Personal Support Manager, for Cambridge Regional College.

 

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