Sign language advice service in Hatfield

PUBLISHED: 13:28 16 March 2017 | UPDATED: 13:31 16 March 2017

Redmond Kaye offers a sign language advice service in Hatfield.

Redmond Kaye offers a sign language advice service in Hatfield.

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Deaf people can now use sign language to get advice on benefits, debt, and similar issues, thanks to a newly appointed expert based in Hatfield.

Redmond Kaye, who is deaf himself and uses British Sign Language as his first language, will provide a county-wide service, but is based at the Citizens Advice Service in Queensway House, Hatfield.

He said: “My job is really rewarding as I am able to help clients who would otherwise find it difficult to access our advice service. “Deaf people suffer the same problems that hearing people encounter, and can often struggle with extra problems navigating everyday life as well.

“I can help with all types of problems such as debt, housing, employment or benefits. My role means deaf people in Hertfordshire can access the same advice as hearing people.

“Hertfordshire Civil Advice Service is proud to provide such a valuable service that is free, independent, impartial and confidential, and open to every deaf person in Hertfordshire.”

The deaf advice service can be contacted by texting 07756 148591 or emailing email bsl@whcab.org.uk


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