Deaf News: SignHealth says Brexit “uncertainty” may affect health services for Deaf people

Posted on June 28, 2016



After yesterday’s report of statements from the British Deaf Association and the National Deaf Children’s Society, now SignHealth, the Deaf health charity, have given us a statement from Acting CEO Gary Cottrell on the potential impact of Brexit. He said:

“The result is going to cause a period of uncertainty , where it becomes increasingly difficult to get any Government Body and in particular the NHS to make any decisions. This will effect how specialist services for d/deaf people are funded .

SignHealth is a provider of these specialist services and remains the largest employer of d/deaf people in the UK, it is our view that whilst there is mounting evidence supporting the effectiveness of these services, funding continues to be an uphill struggle and will continue to be so in this period of uncertainty.”

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