An introduction to Supporting People with Hearing Loss in your Church
Methodist Women in Britain has produced a new leaflet containing guidelines for the church to support the many people in congregations with some degree of hearing difficulty. Ministers, Local Preachers and Stewards especially, may find the information useful in helping to ensure a warm and inclusive welcome to everyone attending worship and other events.
The resource includes information on different levels of deafness, providing welcome and support in our churches, guidelines for communicating with deaf people, and sources of further information.
MWiB was enabled to produce the Hearing Loss resource by a generous legacy. The remaining funds have been set aside to support Methodist churches in making provision for the deaf. Churches have a duty to provide a loop system, and a basic loop system will not be funded, but requests for other resources and/or training [such as sign language, lip reading, etc] will be considered. Applications giving details of what is required, with costings, and an explanation of the purpose of the request should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
An introduction to Supporting People with Hearing Loss in your Church is available in hard copy (free of charge) from email@example.com, or download here.
A partner resource, Don’t You See? (information for supporting people with visual impairment) is available (free of charge) from firstname.lastname@example.org, or download here.