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Welcome to 
DMCS
Deaf Multilingual Community Support
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HEALTH & WELLBEING ADVISOR
My name is Mehdi and I am a Health and Wellbeing Advisor. My role is divided up:
☞ Advice about health and nutrition.  We explain how some foods and your body works including information about vitamins, minerals and individual clients' needs.
☞ Nutrition home assessments can be carried out in your own home to discuss your nutrition needs and help you to make small changes to improve your health and lifestyle.
☞  We can accompany some vulnerable people to the health practitioner or GP to discuss any issues and hopefully improve their health.
☞ Our aim is to give vulnerable deaf people a better idea about improving their good health.
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Clients​ Experience
"My team and I feel the HPs and ECs will make a positive difference for Deaf patients accessing services in an emergency"
Michelle Acquah - Patient Experience Facilitator Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
"There can be so many misunderstandings and breakdowns in communication with doctors and nurses in a hospital setting. So having all the information in the hospital passport and emergency card is great. It has everything in there that I need doctors to know about such as details about my asthma, names of all the medication I am taking, any illnesses I have, the problems I have walking. It is so important to have this and so easy to use and understand. It really is fantastic. Everything you need is right there in the passport and the emergency card. I am very happy to have mine". Deaf client - AB
"It is so important to have the hospital passport and emergency cards to show in an emergency situation like going to hospital. It also explains that you need access to a BSL interpreter. It also has basic sign language in it so the doctors and nurses can communicate with you - such as what you like to eat and drink. I remember needing to tell the doctors about the medication I was taking and I couldn't communicate with them. So all I have to do, is show them the hospital passport for them to see for themselves. It's so important for the deaf community and I still use mine and will continue to use it in the future". Deaf client - IK
"There can be so many misunderstandings and breakdowns in communication with doctors and nurses in a hospital setting. So having all the information in the hospital passport and emergency card is great. It has everything in there that I need doctors to know about such as details about my asthma, names of all the medication I am taking, any illnesses I have, the problems I have walking. It is so important to have this and so easy to use and understand. It really is fantastic. Everything you need is right there in the passport and the emergency card. I am very happy to have mine". Deaf client - AB