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Patient Safety Alert – Risk of harm

Patient Safety Alert – Risk of harm to babies and children from coin/button batteries in hearing aids and other hearing devices

 

NHS England and NHS Improvement recently issued a National Patient Safety Alert relating to the risk of harm to babies and children from batteries in hearing aids and other hearing devices. If they are swallowed or inserted into nostrils/ear canals they can cause serious injury. While the alert targets NHS organisations, it is important that all organisations that provide hearing aids and hearing aid batteries take action to prevent this risk of harm.

While this won’t directly affect Local Engagement services it is important to be aware of the risks batteries can pose, especially to babies and young children, but also people with additional risk factors such as those with a significant learning disability, dementia or other cognitive or sensory impairment. Everyone who wears hearing aids should keep their battery supply in a secure location especially if they live with or care for any people who are more at risk of harm from batteries. If any service users are particularly concerned, they should be advised to contact their audiologist to discuss secure battery compartments. These can only be opened with specific tools and prevent unintended access to a hearing aid battery while it is in a hearing aid.

National Patient Safety Alert – Risk of harm to babies and children from button batteries in hearing aids

Peter and the Wolf and then The Snowman

 

An enchanting double bill of family favourites, full of old-fashioned magic.

Peter and his animal companions are brought to life before your ears by dancing strings, quacking oboes, fluttering flutes and prowling horns in Prokofiev’s charming tale of courage and compassion. Narrator Pui Fan Lee (former Teletubby and CBeebies star) will guide you through this wintery tale accompanied by stunning illustrations on the big screen.

Christmas also wouldn’t be complete without a screening of Raymond Briggs classic, The Snowman. Howard Blake’s much-loved music remains the soundtrack to every child’s dream Christmas. Now’s your chance to experience the iconic score performed live by a full symphony orchestra, and the unforgettable ‘Walking in the Air’, here sung live by a member of Opera North’s Youth Chorus

Programme:
Peter and the Wolf
Interval  (16:30 showing only)
The Snowman

Relaxed and audio described performance (2.30pm):
Our relaxed performance allows members of the audience to move around freely, leave or enter the auditorium as needed; lights never go completely dark and sound effects are softened. There is no interval. There’s also a quiet room (the Corson Room) away from the auditorium available throughout. For the 2.30pm performance, the building opens at 1.30pm, the auditorium itself opens around 2pm and the performance lasts a little over 1 hour.

To access live audio description for The Snowman:
Live audio description for The Snowman can be accessed via the Sennheiser MobileConnect app on your phone:

  • Before coming to the performance, find the MobileConnect app in your app store – it has a black S shape in a white rectangle – and download it.
  • As you enter the auditorium, put your phone into aeroplane mode, and go to the app. If you have an iPhone, you might be already logged on. If not, go to settings and browse for the MobileConnect wifi and click onto it. Then in the app, click on ‘audio description’.
  • You can alter the sound by moving the blue circle with the ear on it around until you find a sound you’re happy with – this changes the EQ balance and volume levels. Remember to bring your headphones!
  • You can also put the screen into dark mode which means the background goes black and blue, so there is less light coming from your phone – recommended for theatre settings.
Price

From £16.06 – £28.62

Venue
  • Leeds Town Hall

Timings
2.30pm performance – relaxed performance & audio described/ narrated (no interval)
4.30pm performance – standard performance (20 minute interval)

Price Details
Band A: £28.62
Band B: £26.50
Band C: £24.38
Band D: £21.20
Band E: £16.06

Over 60s: £1.50 off
Under 18s: £5 off

Conductor
George Jackson

Narrator
Pui Fan Lee

Orchestra of Opera North

Friendship Cafe Christmas Update

News Update
The Friendship Café

Saturday 7th December  from 2pm till 4pm.
Free glass of mulled wine and a mince pie
Our wonderful Evin will be hosting it.

2019 Friendship Cafe poster
The Friendship Cafe will be open for Deaf people and Blind people on Sunday 3rd February 2019  between 2pm and 4pm.

Come down and have a chat and laugh with some familiar faces…..and make some new friends.

Looking forward to seeing you all soon.

Click here for poster: Friendship Cafe 2019 poster

Women’s Leeds City Listening Project Focus Group

Leeds Involving People are working with Leeds City Council to provide an opportunity for women (over the age of 18) to speak about the barriers they face and identify solutions that would help tackle some of these barriers.

Thursday 28th November, 1pm till 3pm
Leeds Society for Deaf and Blind People
St Mary’s Street
Leeds
LS9 7DP

Women are invited to attend this Focus Group

Participants will receive a £10 voucher for attending.

To book your place, please contact Leeds Involving People:
0113 237 4508 / 0793 493 6927 alison.brophy@leedsinvolvement.org.uk

 

Annual General Meeting

Leeds Society for Deaf and Blind People

The Leeds Society for Deaf and Blind People are holding their Annual General Meeting in November. We would like to invite you to attend the meeting.

Leeds Society for Deaf and Blind People AGM will be held on
Thursday 21st November 2019
at: 7pm
where:
The Centre
St Mary’s Street
Leeds
LS9 7DP

Please find attached our Membership Application Form and the Trustee Application Form.
There is a closing date for trustee applicants of Friday 8th November.

Membership Application Form

Trustee Application Form

Final Accounts 2019

Universal Credit Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Open Meetings for all Benefits

  • IS – Income Support
  • JSA – Jobseekers Allowance
  • ESA – Employment and Support Allowance
  • WTC – Working Tax Credit
  • CTC – Child Tax Credit
  • Housing Benefit

Date: Thursday 10th October

Time: Afternoon: 2pm till 3:30pm  – Evening: 7pm till 8:30pm

Venue:  Leeds Deaf Centre, St Marys Street, Leeds LS9 8DP

Sheffield Deaf Advice Team will give a talk about

Universal Credit and also give 1-2-1 advice

 

How to find us

Click here to view map on Google
We have finally moved into our new home at St Mary’s Street
We are open for booking medical appointments.
When we are fully open we will announce it here.

How to get there by Bus
16, 49, 50 & 50A.

Entrance to the new Centre and an image of the entrance intercom
When you arrive either by car or on foot, please press the blue light button (See Image above) on the intercom system to ring the office to let them know you are waiting.
The office will let you in.
It’s roughly a 22 minute walk from the train station, please follow the route below: