Hear to Help, which provided free support for 600 people across Angus in community venues such as libraries and during home visits, was kept running by Action on Hearing Loss Scotland painstakingly piecing together income from small trusts and grants every three months, after Angus Health and Social Care Partnership rejected our approach to apply for funding in March 2017.
We were overwhelmed by the backing for our campaign from local people who use Hear to Help, our volunteers, cross party Councillors and MSPs, one of whom who raised the service’s closure with Scotland’s First Minister [watch on YouTube] in September 2017.
We started a fundraising drive in October 2017 to secure the short-term future of Hear to Help and thank everyone who donated to keep the service in Angus until the end of 2017.
NHS Tayside announced an expansion of its community based audiology service in Angus in December 2017. For details, contact NHS Tayside’s Audiology and Balance Service [http://www.nhstayside.scot.nhs.uk/OurServicesA-Z/AudiologyandBalanceServices/PROD_211947/index.htm]
For more information about Action on Hearing Loss Scotland’s campaign, email: firstname.lastname@example.org