Liverpool Charity ‘Deaf Active’ welcomes local MP Luciana Berger

19 August 2014

Young people from local charity Deaf Active based in the Old Swan area of Liverpool welcomed Luciana Berger MP and Shadow Minister for Public Health to join them for Tepee building and other activities at the Joseph Lappin Community Centre.

Thanks to investment of £24,104 from People’s Heath Trust, using money raised by HealthFit through the Health Lottery, young people from Old Swan are meeting weekly at the Joseph Lappin Centre to socialise, have fun, play games and learn new skills.

Luciana Berger, MP for Liverpool Wavertree, said: “It was a real pleasure to visit Deaf Active and see the fantastic work they are doing with so many young people in our community over summer.

These sessions at the Joseph Lappin Centre provide a great opportunity for deaf, hard of hearing and hearing children to get involved in interesting activities and most importantly have a brilliant time.”

Ian Duncan, Chief Executive, Deaf Active, said: “We are delighted to invite Luciana Berger MP and Prof Jennie Popay from People’s Health Trust to get involved in the work of Deaf Active today. This project supports kids from the area to have somewhere to come and enjoy themselves in a safe environment, learn new skills, and take part in things that they want to do - which is very refreshing for them.”

David Jones, Director of Policy and Programmes at People’s Health Trust, said: “Through Deaf Active local young people have the chance to make new connections within their community, whilst also engaging in exciting activities of their choice that they might not otherwise get to experience.”

 

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Notes to editors

Deaf Active Deaf Active works to promote, support and advance the lives of Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Hearing children and young people throughout the wards of Merseyside. It provides training, volunteering and employment opportunities for Deaf young people in an inclusive environment and in a language appropriate to their needs.

People's Health Trust is an independent charity helping to address health inequalities across Great Britain. It works closely with HealthFit to prioritise and raise money for health inequalities in Merseyside. www.healthfitcic.org.uk

The Health Lottery is operated for and on behalf of 51 Community Interest Companies across England, Scotland and Wales, all holding society lottery licenses granted by the Gambling Commission. www.healthlottery.co.uk

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