Royal opening for centre helping deaf and blind people

By Michael Upton | 16/10/2017

Royal opening for centre helping deaf and blind people
RMBC recently handed over the keys to the Sight and Sound building, on Ship Hill, to Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind. Left to right: Steve Hambleton, society general manager; Jacqueline Clark, of Rotherham Borough Council Strategic Commissioning; Debbie Beaumont, the council's operational manager for access; and Cllr David Roche, Cabinet member for Adult Social Services and Public Health.

A NEW centre aimed at helping people with hearing and sight problems will be officially opened later today.

The Earl of Scarbrough will launch the new Rotherham Sight & Sound building on Ship Hill this afternoon.

The centre offers assistance to people with a visual impairment, deaf people, including hearing aid users and British Sign Language (BSL) users, as well as deafblind people.

Rotherham Borough Council handed over the keys to trustees in June and the building is now ready for its grand opening.

Lord Scarbrough is patron of Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind (SRSB) and Rotherham Sight & Sound. 

The centre will also be holding a coffee morning from 10.30am to 12.30pm on Thursday to welcome visitors and show them around.

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