Advocacy in Court - Emma's Story
Emma was arrested and wrongly accused. SignHealth’s Advocacy service helped her fight the false charges.
We work to make sure Deaf people are treated fairly and get the care, procedures or benefits we are entitled to. In BSL, our advocates help to explain complicated situations, Deaf people’s rights, and make sure Deaf people’s views are properly heard.
Our services have been contracted throughout the UK.
We do not offer a community drop-in service.
In difficult situations there are often barriers that make it difficult to get the information and support we need to make our case. Our advocates enable Deaf people to defend their rights and have their views and wishes genuinely considered when decisions are being made about their lives.
We are working towards a future without barriers to good health and wellbeing for all Deaf people.
Sick Of It is SignHealth’s ground-breaking report uncovering the health disparity Deaf people face in the UK. Published in 2014, the report has influenced policy and changed practices in the NHS to improve communication and reduce barriers.Report: Sick Of It