07396 236214 (voice & text) openearsministry@hotmail.com

Links to useful websites

Organisations accepting unwanted hearing aids

Rail cards for disabled people

www.disabledpersons-railcard.co.uk

Equipment for deaf people

e.g. to alert people to the door and phone, amplifiers for TV and phone, alarm clocks etc. Deaf and hard of hearing people can also apply for VAT exemption on many of these items.

Connevans      http://www.hearinglossconnevans.co.uk      www.connevans.co.uk  

DeafEquipment www.deafequipment.co.uk

Living Made Easy www.livingmadeeasy.org.uk

Action on Hearing Loss www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk 

National organisations for deaf people

Local organisations and resource centres for deaf people

  • Hello Church www.hellochurch.co.uk This community group seeks to raise awareness among churches in East Sussex of issues experienced by Christians who are British Sign Language Users, lip readers and those with hearing loss
  • East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre www.eshrc.org.uk This is a registered charity aiming to improve the quality of life for Deaf, deafened, deafblind and hard of hearing people living in East Sussex

Charity Commission

www.gov.uk/government/organisations/charity-commission

Christian Action Research and Education (CARE) AfterWorkNet

www.afterworknet.com

Evangelical Alliance

www.eauk.org

Churches for All

www.churchesforall.org.uk

IVSS-Churchear

www.churchear.org

International Nepal Fellowship

www.inf.org

Open Ears Facebook Group

Enter your Facebook account and then search for ‘Open Ears Fellowship Group‘ and then request to join. 

 

Resources for accessing worship and teaching online

The Church of England has updated its guidance about the use of face coverings in Church services indoors.  This is because of the announcement from the Government that face coverings will be mandatory in places of worship from  8th August 2020.   Please click on the links below for YouTube video on the guidance and for the written guidelines.

https://youtu.be/jPT9DDyUGk8

https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-churches 

New Wine United Breaks Out 2020

https://breaksout.new-wine.org/?utm_campaign=853bdb723d-Accessible%20Church%20Ministry%20Newsletter%20Jan20_COPY_0&utm_medium=email&utm_source=New%20Wine%20Communications&utm_term=0_56ceeaaae9-853bdb723d-93767129

 

Both the  BSL and DANCE UK BLESSING have been released and can be viewed via our BLOG page.  

Thy Kingdom Come – people recorded some wonderful reflections and prayers so there was a different video every day, with a bonus video on some days!  You can still see them all on the BSL Church Worship Youtube channel.  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMo0_lugBjEMuL00tzGRdDw

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Resources for accessing worship and teaching online

 

With some churches now open, but congregational singing not allowed, I have been thinking about different ways we can worship. Signs and movement have helped me worship when I’m on my own in my living room. Faith and Faithfulness is a song being released by New Wine Worship for UBO. Here it is with BSL interpretation with Chris Sayburn telling the story of how he wrote it. Can you learn it before UBO?