Thursfields has installed facilities for deaf and hard of hearing clients at its offices in Foregate Street, Worcester by way of an induction loop system.
David Emery-Jones of Thursfields will also be holding a Will Writing Workshop for the deaf community at Deaf Direct’s British Sign Language Coffee Morning on 25th October.
The workshop involved a partnership with Deaf Direct whose reach covers Herefordshire, Worcestershire and surrounding areas, and will be held at their offices in Lowesmoor, Worcester from 10.30am to 12pm.
David Emery-Jones, Associate Solicitor, Wills & Estates said “Making a will is crucial to ensure your affairs are in order and your wishes respected when you pass away. Dying intestate can cause enormous problems for family and friends left behind. We are pleased to be able to support the deaf and hard of hearing community with our new facilities in place at our Worcester office.”
Sarah Hindley, Fundraising Manager, Deaf Direct, said: “We are delighted to be working with Thursfields, who share important information about making a will with our deaf clients. As a local charity, we are pleased to be working with a local firm who understand the needs of deaf people and are making legal information accessible to all.”
Thursfields also have a specialist Charities and not-for-profit sector, led by Jenny Smith, who are further developing relations with the Charity and those it assists. “Deaf Direct is renowned for providing high quality bespoke services to deaf and hard of hearing people, their family members and carers, as well as professionals and other organisations.
We are grateful for their advice and assistance in installing facilities for deaf and hard of hearing clients. We are also thrilled to be working with them to give people within the deaf community the same access to information about writing a will as hearing people.”
Since its inception in 1927 Deaf Direct has worked within the Midlands region to create a society in which deaf and hard of hearing people enjoy equal participation and access without barriers or prejudice.