11 million people in the UK are deaf or hard of hearing. One of them is the Queen. Deaf people are more likely to have poor mental health. This month, the members have been discussing the awareness of deafness and how best to communicate with people who have hearing loss or are totally deaf.

We had a guest speaker who invited the group to ask her questions about deafness. We also had three group members who have a hearing impairment, so they all helped out and took questions from the group - thank you to Julie, Tony, Hayley, Lucy for helping us. We learnt a lot from your answers!
With the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations upon us, we have also been sending our messages to the Queen. To help make your Jubilee parties go with a swing, we have compiled a playlist with some of the Queen’s favourite songs and a few gems related to the topic. Eclectic has been taken to a new level! Where else can you hear Louis Armstrong, Stormzy and Baba Brooks?

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