Hartlepool Police Attend Hearing Support Group
Hartlepool Deaf Center meetings are held every Monday at Cafe One 77, York Road, Hartlepool, and are open to anyone who is deaf or hard of hearing.
The group meets socially and regularly invites people to discussion or counseling sessions.
Cleveland Police PC Keith Robinson and Chf Insp Mark Haworth met with members and staff this week for a cup of tea and a chat.
The visit was part of a series of activities undertaken by Cleveland police as part of National Neighborhood Policing Week of Action.
During the visit, officers had a discussion about potential new legislation which it is hoped will pass the House of Commons, requiring deaf people to have the same rights as other disabled people.
The campaign is led by the British Deaf Association.
PC Robinson said afterwards: ‘The Hartlepool PT Neighborhood Police team has established a good relationship with the group and our senior officers have already attended, to give updates on policing in the town and respond to any people’s questions.
“It was an absolute pleasure to come back and be able to participate in the discussions as well as provide information on where to find practical help, advice and support locally.”
One 77 can be contacted on (01429) 862177.