Deaf News: Deaf-friendly flats are approved (via Plymouth Herald)

Posted on June 10, 2017

Here’s a good-news story from the Plymouth Herald, about a block of flats which will house deaf people from Plymouth, transforming lives in their community.


There were tears of joy this evening as plans for a block of deaf-friendly flats were approved.

Members of the Plymouth deaf community were visibly moved and broke into applause as councillors voted in favour of the proposals at a city planning meeting.

The block of ten apartments in Mannamead will be purpose-built for deaf people and, as such, will be the first of their kind in the UK.

They will be built behind Blake Lodge in Seymour Road after the demolition of the present gym.

Revenue from the project will be reinvested into the lodge, the home of Plymouth Deaf Association (PDA), and the apartments will be used exclusively by PDA members.


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