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20 July 2016

Launch of FREE resources to help new arrivals to Nottingham and the Deaf Community.

Launch of FREE resources to help new arrivals to Nottingham and the Deaf Community.


Thursday 21 July, 1.30pm – 3pm at Nottinghamshire Deaf Society, 22 Forest Road West


Nottingham City Council, in partnership with the Voluntary Sector is proud to launch two new resource materials which will benefit the Deaf Community and New and Emerging Communities coming into Nottingham.


The materials hope to aid communities and citizens who might not know how to access key services in Nottingham or where to seek support or advice with any issues they may face.


The materials include:

  • A pictorial ‘Emergency Card’ for individuals who do not speak English or are hard of hearing. The pictorial images will help people identify which emergency service they require.

  • A ‘Welcome Leaflet’ for new arrivals to Nottingham about key services and information. These will be printed in a selection of languages to help new communities whose first language isn’t English.


    The new resources will be launched on Thursday 21 July at Nottinghamshire Deaf Society on 22 Forest Road West from 1.30pm – 3pm. The launch will include a brief talk from community representatives about how to use these resources effectively with individuals.


    The idea for the resource came from the Central Locality Roma Working group, made up of representatives from Community Protection’s Community Cohesion and Nottingham City Council’s Neighbourhood Management teams, The Partnership Council, NG7 Employment Advice and Training, The Law Centre and other voluntary sector groups. The team identified there was a need to improve information and access to services for non-English speaking citizens. 


    The resources have been produced in partnership with the voluntary and statutory sector which includes: The Partnership Council, Nottingham City Council, Community Protection and Neighbourhood Management Team, the Police, Fire Service and East Midlands Ambulance Service and Nottinghamshire Deaf Society.


    Irene Andrews, Chief Executive of Nottinghamshire Deaf Society said “We are delighted to be working in collaboration with Nottingham City Council by hosting and promoting this important event to launch two new resources which will be of benefit to a range of community members including the Deaf Community”


    Cllr Nicola Heaton, Portfolio holder for Community Services said: “This is an excellent idea that will help non-English speaking citizens and the deaf community get help from the services they need.  Nottingham is made up of ever changing and diverse communities, so resources of this type are invaluable to help new citizens to Nottingham know who to turn to in their time of need.”



    Please note there is no parking at Nottingham Deaf Society.  You can park on the Forest Park and Ride and catch the tram to the High School or walk up to Forest Road West.

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