The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) has published new guidance to help social workers better support people with hearing problems.
The Acquired Hearing Loss Practice Guidance, published today, includes suggestions for how social workers can help people suffering with hearing loss.
There is a checklist for actions social workers should follow when working with someone who presents with hearing loss, and how social workers should undertake assessments.
Gerry Nosowska, incoming chair of BASW and who worked on the guidance, said it gives “practical, empowering advice coming directly from lived experience and practice expertise”.
“It’s an inspiring example of how committed social workers have taken the initiative to offer support for social work that they are passionate about.”
BASW said there are approximately 11 million people in the UK affected by loss of hearing.