The Right to be Heard: human rights, hearing and care

Scottish Care is delighted to be partnering with deafscotland in holding a joint conference on 29th November at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in central Glasgow.

The extent of hearing issues facing the population of Scotland is significant. The balance is very much age related and in practice means that in Scotland 40% of the population over the age of forty, 60% over the age 60 and 75% over 75s experience some sort of hearing difficulties.

Many of those who work directly with older persons in care homes, housing support and care at home services will acknowledge the sheer prevalence of deafness and hearing difficulties.

The participative and interactive half-day event is designed to explore the issues of hearing loss, deafness and communication barriers, how these impact on individuals who are receiving social care and those who work in social care.

We are also pleased to be launching a Care Cameo publication which will consider communication as a basic human right and reflect on what needs to be in existence in care homes and homecare services to enable this to be achieved.

There will be a minimum charge of £15 +VAT to cover basic costs.