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Nola Marshall Curriculum Manager Languages for Harlow, Uttlesford, Brentwood, Ongar, Epping and Chelmsford. nola.marshall@essex.gov.uk tel: 01279 436230 or text 07788 301609. Heike Sheppard Curriculum Manager Languages for Basildon, Maldon and Rochford. heike.sheppard2@essex.gov.uk tel: 01268 520599 | ext: 287.

For people who suffer hearing loss later in life, learning to lip read is a vital skill...

This information is issued by Essex County Council, Adult, Community Learning. You can contact us in the following ways: By email: lifelong.learning@essex.gov.uk Visit our website: www.essex.gov.uk/adultlearning By telephone: 0845 603 7635

If you have a hearing loss or recently been diagnosed with hearing loss, acquiring the skill of lip reading may be what you are looking for.

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The information contained in this leaflet can be translated, and/or made available in alternative formats, on request. Published August 2012

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Contact details: Carmen Griffiths Curriculum Manager Languages for Tendring, Clacton, Colchester and Witham. carmen.griffiths@essex.gov.uk tel: 01255 689950.


2012/13 courses In the UK there are about 10 million who are deaf or hard of hearing, representing about one in six of the population. This is estimated to increase to 14.5 million by 2031.

Lip reading Tasters 2 hours – FREE – Come and try! EWM1C18 Wilson Marriage, Colchester, Mon 6-8 pm, on 08/10/2012 BBH3A17 Bishops Hill, Brentwood, Wed 9.30-11.30 am, on 26/09/2012 AEW3B03 Basildon, Wed 1-3 pm, on 26/09/2012 JWC2C13 Witham, Tue 7-9 pm, on 09/10/2012

Lip Reading Beginners The Essex Hard of Hearing Planning Group and Essex Adult Community Learning work together to develop a programme of lip reading classes across Essex for adults who have lost, or are losing, their hearing. For people who suffer hearing loss later in life, learning to lip read is a vital skill for maintaining communication, preventing social isolation and helping people to continue leading active and independent lives. Come along to one of our free taster sessions and find out about the basics of lip reading. Our tutors will also be able to provide you with other useful information about hearing loss and associated support services.

2 hours for 25 weeks – Cost £29 EWM1C19 Wilson Marriage, Colchester, Mon 6-8 pm, starting 15/10/2012 JWC2C14 Witham, Tue, 7-9 pm, starting 16/10/2012 BBH3A23 Bishops Hill Brentwood, Wed 9.30-11.30, starting 7/11/2012 AEW3B04 Basildon, Wed 1-3 pm, starting 7/11/2012 FR5A05 Rivermill Harlow, Fri 10-12, starting 9/11/2012

Lip Reading Improvers 2 hours for 25 weeks – Cost £29 EWM4C18 Wilson Marriage, Colchester, Thurs 6-8 pm, starting 04/10/2012 (This course is for learners who have attended at least 1 year of a taught course).

All learners who have attended lip reading taught classes at Essex ACL for 2 years, or who have gained good lip reading skills elsewhere, will be expected to move to a self-help group in order to practise their skills to make way for new learners. For more information, see contact details on following page. Classes are subsidised by government and ECC bursary funding enabling us to keep prices down to £29 for 50 hrs of tuition. This special rate is shown in our brochures as POA (Price on Application). If you have any additional funding requirements contact the appropriate Curriculum Manager to discuss financial support or alternative payment options – see contact details on following page. If you are an individual who requires a lip reading class in a part of Essex not currently supplied, please get in touch with us as, subject to demand, we may be able to consider courses in your area. If you are an organisation that deals with loss of hearing and would like further information about our courses please do not hesitate to get in touch.


ACL Essex Lip Reading 12/13