Charity staff train in hearing support to keep clinic open
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Staff from the charity First Focus have trained as volunteers for a hearing support service to ensure that a clinic remains open.
Two members of staff from First Focus and six volunteers trained with the Norfolk Deaf Association (NDA) after the departure of the charity’s previous volunteer, June Walden.
The role of the volunteers includes maintaining hearing aids, replacing batteries and providing advice.
April Simnor, First Focus co-ordinator, said: “In June this year, we lost a vital service when a long standing and greatly valued NDA volunteer, June Walden, emigrated for a new life abroad.
“Not wanting to lose the Hearing Support Service clinic, we took action with NDA, who trained staff and volunteers to ensure that the clinic could continue every Tuesday, from 10am to 12pm.”
A support service also runs at Fakenham Medical Practice every Wednesday, 1pm to 3pm.
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