I hope this email finds you and your team well.
I am writing to update you about a new service BID Services is launching in Cumbria which may be of interest to you and those you support.
From Friday 12th February, we will be delivering a new information, advice and support service in Cumbria for people who are Deaf, hard of hearing or have dual-sensory loss and their carers. This service will be delivered in association with Cumbria County Council and will be available to anyone over the age of 18 living in Cumbria.
This service will sit alongside our existing specialist equipment service in Cumbria for those who are Deaf or hard of hearing. To ensure we are able to provide citizens across Cumbria with seamless support across both services, we will be integrating these two services to form BID Cumbria (Equipment, Information, Advice and Support Service for Deaf/Hard of Hearing People).
Through BID Cumbria we can provide access to aids and specialist equipment to support daily living alongside information, advice and support covering topics such as:
Welfare Benefits, Debt, Housing
Employment, understanding and applying for Access to Work
Access to Council services, legal services, community care and local activities/support services
Advice and support to access BSL Interpreting
Support will be delivered using individuals’ preferred method of communication (e.g. BSL) and will be delivered face-to-face or through remote delivery depending on individual need and in line with Covid 19 guidelines. This service launches on Friday 12th February 2021 and is available Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
To find out more, please visit our website or get in touch via the contact details below.
BID Cumbria BSL Introductory Video: https://youtu.be/IwN3e5ZKREY
Mobile (What’s App, Face Time, text, phone call): 07745 540182
Landline: 01768 8686510
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all our best wishes