Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Update 08.09.14

VOLUNTEERS  FOR  STREET  COLLECTION  REQUIRED.
Just a reminder to everyone that we are organising a Street Collection this
Friday 12th September in Castleisland.  We are looking for volunteers to
support us with the fundraising event.

If you are available you can text us on 087-633 4687.  Your support would be
greatly appreciated.

NEW  LAY  CHAPLAIN  FOR  DEAF  COMMUNITY  IN  MUNSTER
We would like to extend our best wishes to the new Lay Chaplain for the
Munster region- John Patrick Doherty.

John Patrick is a Kerry native and a graduate of the Centre for Deaf Studies
in Trinity College. Contact details for John Patrick will be available over
the coming weeks.

FACILITATIONS  SKILLS  TRAINING  FOR  DEAF  IN  KERRY
The HSE hope to run a Facilitation Training Skills in Kerry in November.
Provisional dates for training are the 19th & 26th of November. Training
will be open to our service KDRC & Deafhear Killarney.

If you are interested in this training, please send us your details. As soon
as we have further information, we will forward it to those who have
expressed an interest.

WOMEN’s  AID  INFORMATION  IN  SIGN  LANGUAGE
Women’s Aid, in conjunction with the Irish Deaf Women’s Group, have launched
a series of Irish Sign Language (ISL) videos which feature all of the
information that is available on their website and a link to a text service
for deaf or hard of hearing women.

They have also launched wallet-sized cards promoting their text service for
Deaf or hard of hearing women. You can text them on 087 959 7980 between
10am to 10pm, 7 days a week and they will text you back.  All texts are
treated in strictest confidence and they can arrange an interpreter with
whom you feel comfortable with or arrange one through the Irish Deaf
Society.

For information about the text service and to see a Hands On report about
domestic abuse on Deaf and hard of hearing women in Ireland go to:
www.womensaid.ie/services/helpline/deaforhardofhearing.html

The website’s information videos in ISL can be viewed by going to the
following link: www.womensaid.ie/information-sign-language/

CONGRATULATIONS TO IRISH DEAF CHANNEL SWIMMERS.
We would like to extend our best wishes and congratulations to all the Irish
Deaf Channel Swimmers including Bernadette White and Nora Duggan from Co.
Kerry. The group have been fundraising for the past 18 months and the grand
total was announced at a huge BBQ in Deaf Village Ireland over the weekend.

In total, the swimmers and their supporters raised a massive 29,214euro for
the Irish Deaf Women’s Group & St. Mary’s Heritage Group. This is a
fantastic achievement. Well done to everyone.

BOGUS  STREET  COLLECTORS.
The Irish Deaf Society (IDS) have been informed that there are bogus street
collectors pretending to be collecting money for the IDS. The last known
sighting of these collectors was in Cork & Galway. The IDS has issued a
statement confirming they have no street collections anywhere in Ireland.

If you are not sure if a collection is legitimate or not, contact the
organisation concerned. If it is a bogus collection, they in turn can
contact the Gardaí.

NEW  PHONE  FOR  HARD  OF  HEARING/ WITH  HEARING  LOSS
For some of our hard of hearing clients who are looking to purchase an
amplified telephone.  We have just come across the “General Electric
Amplified Corded Phone” in Woodies and it retails for 24.99euro.

The phone has audio boost up to 40 decibels (db).  It has an extra loud
ringer up to 90db.  It has a small visual alert which flashes to notify you
that someone is ringing.  If the phone is nearby, it comes with a vibrating
alert pad, which can be placed beside you while watching TV or under the
pillow in your bedroom.  If you have an amplified neckloop, you can also
connect it to the phone.

To find your nearest Woodies store, go to http://www.woodiesdiy.com/

OUR CONTACT DETAILS:
Kerry Deaf Resource Centre.
4 Gas Tce, Tralee, Co. Kerry, IRELAND

Charity Number CHY20854

Text     (+353) 87 633 4687
Fax      (+353) 66 712 0386
Tel       (+353) 66 712 0399

E-mail       kdrc@eircom.net
Website    www.kerrydeaf.com
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KDRC provides services to Deaf and hard of hearing people at county level
and contributes to national issues of equality, access and rights.