Outreach Worker - Jason's Story
Our aim is to prevent clients from feeling isolated by supporting them to get out and about and to live independently.
SignHealth has been supporting the Deaf community for 35 years and our services have gone from strength to strength, enabling us to reach more Deaf people than ever before. However, we still have more to achieve. We have an ambitious 3-year plan that includes creating more residential care home spaces, expanding our domestic abuse service across the UK and continuing to conduct more research into Deaf people’s health to improve access. And we can only achieve this with your help.
Our support significantly improves the lives of Deaf people across the UK, people like Bob.
Bob (not his real name) joined one of our residential homes in Manchester. Prior to moving in, Bob was living in his own flat with family support. His mental health deteriorated and he would spend long periods of time in bed. This led to an admission to a Deaf mental health unit and a clinical mental health diagnosis.
Today Bob’s mental health shapes his life in a more positive way. Everyone in the home communicates in BSL and understands Deaf culture meaning Bob is able to talk and express himself freely.He has a structure to his week and feels empowered to make decisions which affect his life and are central to his care needs. After much support and reassurance from staff, Bob engaged with SignHealth’s psychological therapy team. This has been really positive for his recovery. Bob wants to live independently and to have a job in the future and we will do everything we can to help him achieve that.
It is expensive to run our services, and we are very grateful to all the individuals and trusts who support our work. However, there is a lot more that we want to achieve, which is why legacies are so important to us.
If you would like to find out more about leaving a gift for SignHealth in your will, then please download our legacy pack. Here you will find information about the benefits of leaving part of your estate to charity and step-by-step instructions to help you understand the process:
If you have any questions about gifts in wills or SignHealth’s work please contact us.