Deaf Blind Awareness Week
That this House notes that 15th to 20th October is Deaf-Blind Awareness Week; congratulates the National Deaf-Blind League on their work to further the interests of deaf-blind people over the past 60 years; recognises that the 11,000 people in Britain who are both deaf and blind require specialist services; welcomes the Social Services Inspectorate report, Sign Posts, and is concerned that current provision for the deaf-blind is described by this report as seriously underdeveloped; and calls upon the Government to issue guidance to local authorities on their responsibilities to address the special needs of deaf-blind people in their community care plans, and to urge them to put into practice the recommendation of the Sign Posts report.
This motion has been ammended, see 510A1.
This motion has been signed by a total of 87 MPs.
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