Firstly, the following BSL video explains the role of local Healthwatch. That is followed below with various information and resources including details about the NHS 111 BSL service.
Reading Deaf Centre
Reading Deaf Centre (RDC) is a charitable organisation. They support and promote the interests and welfare of D/deaf, hearing impaired, deaf-blind people and deaf carers in the local area including Wokingham Borough
They work to improve the health and wellbeing of Deaf people. They have lots of information and resources on their website including BSL videos which cover various subjects including coronavirus information.
British Deaf Association (BDA)
The BDA is the UK’s leading membership organisation and registered charity run by Deaf people for Deaf people. The BDA delivers a range of services to achieve its aims of empowering Deaf people to overcome difficulties that they face on a daily basis. They have a range of information on their website and a dedicated section with coronavirus BSL updates
Action On Hearing Loss
They are the UK’s national charity supporting people with deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss. We support and encourage people to take control of their lives, campaign for change and fund research to find a cure. Their website provides various information and support
They provide various services, whether you need some support to get back on your feet after a diagnosis, a helping hand to help you do the things you love, someone to turn to when you’re feeling low or some information, advice and guidance
National Deaf Childrens Society
They give expert support on childhood deafness, raise awareness and campaign for deaf children’s rights, so they have the same opportunities as everyone else. They have lots of useful information, advice and support for parents of deaf children including specific coronavirus information on their website
NHS 111 - British Sign Language Service
NHS 111 can now be accessed online as well as by phone. The service is available by textphone and BSL interpreter relay service