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Cambridgeshire Hearing Help provides NHS hearing aid maintenance services for local residents who face barriers to accessing mainstream NHS audiology services because they are older, frail, have other disabilities and/or live in rural areas.
The charity runs 43 free community-based NHS hearing aid maintenance drop-in sessions across the county. At these sessions they will clean and re-tube your NHS hearing aids, supply you with NHS hearing aid batteries, and offer information/advice about hearing loss. All you need to do is find out what days and times your local sessions run, and drop-in. You do not need to make an appointment. For more information please visit: https://www.cambridgeshirehearinghelp.org.uk/core-services/community-nhs-hearing-aid-maintenance-sessions/
They also provide free home/residential home NHS hearing aid visits for those who are housebound or in a residential homes. They will clean and re-tube your NHS hearing aids, supply you with NHS hearing aid batteries, and offer information/advice about hearing loss, in your own home. Please contact them to arrange a visit.
Other free services they provide include:
– NHS hearing aid batteries by post
– Hearing loss awareness-raising talks to community groups
– Lip-reading classes in Cambridge & signposting to other classes
– ‘Living Well with Hearing Loss’ workshops for those with a newly acquired hearing loss
– Peer support & signposting to other peer support groups
– Rewarding volunteering roles
Visit their website for more information: www.cambridgeshirehearinghelp.org.uk or contact them directly Tel: 01223 416141 Text: 07852 699196 Email: email@example.com Office opening hours: Mon to Fri, 9.30am to 1.30pm (closed bank holidays)
You may have seen the ongoing forecast of high winds and rain (Storm Gareth) expected to arrive tomorrow (Wednesday 13th March), affecting parts of the South East and the East of England.
Our electricity network is built to be resilient but high winds and rain can damage overhead power lines resulting in some customers losing their electricity supply. Where this happens we work to restore power as quickly and safely as possible. We have organised for additional staff in our contact centre to help customers whose electricity supply might be affected by the predicted weather, and we have called-up additional engineers to carry out repairs to our electricity network.
Both you and your local residents will be able to find regular updates on our website www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk and social media @UKPowerNetworks throughout this period.
Anyone experiencing a power cut can:
We urge the public to stay well clear from power lines and anyone spotting a damaged power line needs to report it to us immediately by calling 105 from a landline or mobile phone.
If they see electricity lines that are down or causing significant risk to the public they should call 999.
We provide extra help to customers on our Priority Service Register during a power cut. Households with older or disabled people, those with children under five, or where someone uses medical or mobility equipment that requires electricity as well as other reasons can join the register. You can find out more information about our Priority Service on our website: ukpowernetworks.co.uk/priority .
If you would like to share information about preparing for the extreme weather or the priority service register on social media you might like to use the following:
UK Power Networks has extra staff on hand to deal with the impact of Storm Gareth. Call 105 to report a power cut and visit https://www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/storm-centre-prepare or message @UKPowerNetworks on Twitter. #stormgareth #ukpnnews
Do you, or someone you know, need extra support during a power cut? @UKPowerNetworks provides free services to vulnerable customers. Visithttps://www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/power-cut/priority-services-register for more information. #stormgareth #ukpnnews
I hope this information is helpful and please do share it with local residents and members of your community who would find it helpful.
With best wishes,
Community Affairs Officer
UK Power Networks