Read our responses to health and social care related consultations
As a member of the Care and Support Alliance (CSA), we’re calling on government to invest in care and support for people who are deaf or have hearing loss.
We submitted evidence which highlighted the need for innovative approaches to make sure NHS services address the growing prevalence and impact of hearing loss in the years to come.
Although NHS and social care services are making progress in terms of implementing NHS England’s Accessible Information Standard, more work is needed to ensure people who are deaf or have hearing loss realise the full benefits of good communication.
Our response highlighted the need for local authorities to consider the communication needs of people who are deaf or have hearing loss when commissioning services and developing local plans and strategies.
In light of recent hearing aid cuts and variations in service quality, we want NHS England to meet its commitments in the Action Plan on Hearing Loss and provide better support and guidance to CCGs – and to intervene if there is no improvement.