Work in Partnership
Working in Partnership with Hospitality
During Deaf Awareness Week 2017, to raise Deaf Awareness, the Society sent out a questionnaire to hotels in Jersey, asking 6 questions for example - How many dDeaf guests had the hotel had during 2016? and if the hotel had any specialist dDeaf equipment? The names of hotels who returned the questionnaire were put into a prize draw, with the prize being the donation of a Deafgard Alarm for dDeaf guests to use. Two of our volunteers have since delivered Deafgard Alarms to 3 hotels - The Golden Sands Hotel in St Brelades (photo to follow), the St Brelades Bay Hotel, St Brelades and the Hotel de France, St Saviours. Each hotel was grateful to receive the donated equipment and are now very pleased to be able to offer a Deafgard Alarm to dDeaf guests upon request.
Working in Partnership with Ocupational Health
The Society work closely with Ocupational Health who often have referrals relating to residents who have a hearing impairmant. The department will make an assessment of the communication needs of the referral. If essential specialist equipment would be of benefit for the wellbeing of that person, but is beyond their budget, the Society may fund or part fund the specialist equipment.
Working in Partnership with Jersey Heritage
Jersey Heritage contacted us as they wanted to make their visitor attractions more accessible to dDeaf visitors. They asked if we could do a dDeaf audit of their tourist attractions and provide them with some ideas on how to improve the experience for dDeaf visitors. As a result of that work, we provided the funding for Jersey Heritage to purchase a portable loop system for each Reception area at their visitors centres. Each loop has both of our logos on it
We also provided funding for a Personal fm System Transmitter lapel microphone with Receiver 3 Neckloops for Tour Guide use. We are very proud of this Partnership work and hope to do more with other charities in the future.