Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Update 20.04.2020
TEXT, EMAIL & TELEPHONE SUPPORT (Co. Councils/Garda/HSE).
In a previous update, we mentioned about a new text, email & telephone helpline from the County Council/ Garda/ HSE.
To see more information about this service in Irish Sign Language (ISL), go to https://www.facebook.com/kerrydeaf/videos/3653534738050240/
The new helplines are available across most County Council’s in Ireland. To get contact details, visit your local County Council’s website.
For those living here in Co. Kerry, you can:
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 1800 807 009
In your message, type the word SUPPORT & your name. You can also specify what services/ supports you are looking for? To ensure they do not ring you back, you can mention that you require a text or email reply.
Here are the list of services available in Co. Kerry and we have heard they are also available in other counties:
1) Food, medicine, fuel.
2) Transport to Test Centre & Hospital.
3) Social isolation (to visit/ check up on people who live alone/ isolated).
4) Meal delivery.
5) Garda community support.
6) Medical/ health needs.
7) GAA/ Rural Link/ Volunteer Centres.
8) County Council.
9) Alone (service for elderly).
10) Meals on Wheels/ GAA.
11) An Garda Siobhan’s.
CORONAVIRUS VISUAL POSTER.
A very practical and visual poster has been developed for deaf & hard of hearing if they have medical concerns about Covid-19.
To view the poster, go to www.facebook.com/kerrydeaf (16th of April at 15:51) or visit https://www.mass.gov/doc/blank-covid-19-card/download
Our sincere thanks to the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (MCDHH) for creating this Coronavirus Visual Tool to assist medical professionals and deaf & hard of hearing individuals communicate better during medical appointments. They have created this version for those of us outside of Massachusetts who wish to use it.
In this version, they have left out Massachusetts-specific information, allowing agencies to put in their own contact & location information into the blank area.
While this tool is free to use, they ask that everyone respect copyright requirements & not to substantially modify this document other than by adding your personalised information in the space provided. They ask all of us to credit MCDHH as the developers of this Visual Tool, and retain the recognition of Wisconsin for their contribution.
As a final request from MCDHH, please email them at [email protected] to let them know that you decided to use the card and any feedback you may have. They would like to thank you very much, and hope this tool will be most useful to you!
OUR CONTACT DETAILS:
Kerry Deaf Resource Centre (KDRC).
4 Gas Terrace, Tralee, Co. Kerry,
KDRC provides services to deaf, deafened, hard of hearing & hearing customers on deaf and hard of hearing related issues. Appointments can be arranged via our Drop-In Centre in Tralee.
REGISTERED CHARITY: CHY20854.
DONATIONS: Our service is only part-funded by the Government. As a result, we are reliant on donations to enable us to provide the range of services we offer. Donations are a lifeline to our agency and are truly appreciated always.
Tel: 066 712 0399
Text: 087 633 4687
E-mail: [email protected]
Video chat: FaceTime/ Glide/ Messenger/ Skype/ Zoom.
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