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THURSFIELDS SUPPORTING WILL WRITING WORKSHOP FOR THE DEAF

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Date: 02/10/2017

Thursfields is also installing facilities for deaf and hard of hearing clients at its offices at Foregate Street, Worcester – an induction loop system.

Law firm Thursfields is to support a will writing workshop for the deaf community.
 
Thursfields is also installing facilities for deaf and hard of hearing clients at its offices at Foregate Street, Worcester – an induction loop system.
 
The workshop involves a partnership with Deaf Direct whose reach covers Herefordshire, Oxfordshire, Worcestershire and surrounding areas.
 
It takes place at Deaf Direct’s head office based in Lowesmoor, Worcester on Wednesday 25 October and is directed at those attending the organisation’s British Sign Language Coffee Morning.
 
David Emery-Jones, associate solicitor, wills & estates, will deliver the workshop.
 
He said “Making a will is crucial to ensure your affairs are in order and your wishes respected when you pass away. Dying intestate can cause enormous problems for family and friends left behind.”
 
Jenny Smith, Thursfield’s head of charities and not-for-profit sector, said: “Deaf Direct is renowned for providing high quality bespoke services to deaf and hard of hearing people, their family members and carers, as well as professionals and other organisations.
 
“We are grateful for their advice and assistance in installing facilities for deaf and hard of hearing clients at our offices at Foregate Street, Worcester – an induction loop system. 
 
“We are also thrilled to be working with them to give people within the deaf community the same access to information about writing a will as hearing people.
 
Sarah Hindley, fundraising manager, Deaf Direct, said: “We are delighted to be working with Thursfields, who will share important information about making a will with our deaf clients.
 
“As a local charity, we are pleased to be working with a local firm who understand the needs of deaf people and are making legal information accessible to all.”
 
The workshop will run from 10.30am to 12 noon.
 
Since its inception in 1927 Deaf Direct has worked within the Midlands region to create a society in which deaf and hard of hearing people enjoy equal participation and access without barriers or prejudice.
 
Its services are provided by a specialist team of over 30 staff.