Funding boost in bid to make Southampton first city to have hearing loop in every public space

Lets Loop Southampton and Healthwatch Southampton has teamed up with Southampton City Council, NHS Southampton City Clinical Commissioning Group (SCCCG) and GO! Southampto to help provide hearing loop systems for small businesses and GP surgeries across the city for free. The partnership, launched today, sees £54,000 worth of funding available for small businesses and GP surgeries […]

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Results of audit of hearing loops in Shirley released by Lets Loop Southampton

The 2011 census reported that there were 14,425 residents living in Shirley, Southampton. Using national estimates from 2014, we can assume that approximately 1976 of these residents (13.7%) are living with a hearing-loss condition This number is expected to increase rapidly, with Action on Hearing Loss predicating that this figure will rise to 2063 individuals […]

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Lets Loop Southampton publishes the results of it’s audit of GP practices in Southampton

In August 2016, the NHS launched the Accessible Information Standard (AIS), legally binding specifications designed to ensure all organisations offering NHS and publically-funded adult social care offer assessible services for all. The AIS sets out a specific measures services should take to identify, record, flag and act on the communication needs of patients, service users, […]

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Lets Loop Southampton publishes ‘Hearing Loops in Central Southampton’ report

Although the Equality Act 2010 states that businesses are required to make reasonable adjustments to ensure their premises are accessible to all, the ‘Hearing Loops in Central Southampton’ report by Lets Loop Southampton reveals that of the 295 locations audited, only 39 were fitted with a hearing loop. A full breakdown by location is included […]

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Go! Southampton commits to £4k hearing loop fund

Go! Southampton has committed funding to help support Lets Loop Southampton with the aim of increasing the number of premises that have a hearing loop system. Go! Southampton’s involvement will include establishing a grant for smaller businesses to install a system by offering a subsidy on the installation. Caroline Osman of French Shoes is keen […]

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Southampton Football Club receives Lets Loop Certificate

Lets Loop Southampton were pleased to present a certificate to Southampton Football Club after they installed multiple hearing loops across St Mary’s Stadium. As part of our audit of stores in central Southampton , Lets Loop Southampton contacted Southampton Football Club in March 2017 after auditing the Saints Store in West Quay and finding that […]

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TK Maxx awarded Lets Loop Certificate

Following an audit of its Southampton branch, TK Maxx was today presented it’s Let’s Loop certificate by Lets Loop founder and Healthwatch Southampton Strategic Group member Steve Beal. Steve Beal said: “I’m pleased to award TK Maxx this certificate, it’s great to see that that this store is fully accessible to those with a hearing-loss […]

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New Look presented with Lets Loop Certificate

Following an audit of it’s Southampton branch, New Look was today presented it’s Let’s Loop certificate by Lets Loop founder and Healthwatch Southampton Strategic Group member Steve Beal. Steve Beal said: “I’m pleased to award New Look this certificate, it’s great to see that that this store is fully accessible to those with a hearing-loss […]

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Carphone Warehouse presented with Lets Loop Certificate

Following an audit of its local store, Carphone Warehouse was today presented it’s Let’s Loop certificate for having a fully looped store in Southampton by Lets Loop founder and Healthwatch Southampton Strategic Group member Steve Beal. Steve Beal said: “I’m pleased to award Carphone Warehouse this certificate, it’s great to see that that this store […]

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Body Shop awarded Lets Loop Certificate

Following an audit of local stores, Body Shop was today presented it’s Let’s Loop certificate for having fully looped stores in Southampton by Lets Loop founder and Healthwatch Southampton Strategic Group member Steve Beal. When originally inspected, Body Shop had a hearing loop installed that was not working correctly but once aware, not only replaced […]

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