Health and wellbeing news from Welwyn Hatfield week 17

This week we are featuring health and wellbeing news for the first week in May 2021

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Supporting Deaf Awareness Week


Deaf Awareness Week during the pandemic- reminding us all how we can communicate better

Deaf Awareness week

Watch a range of British Sign Language videos here about the services in Hertfordshire


Hans Zimmer uses music as a language to tell a story

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Enjoy Layla's performance as she describes an interpretation of the musical story of Hans Zimmer's 'Earth' in sign language. Presented by Ruth Montgomery.

Stories through music for the deaf


Cook along with Laura (BSL) by the Phoenix Foundation Hertfordshire

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Over the next few weeks the Phoenix Foundation are going to be posting real time cookery videos where you can follow along at home.

The Phoenix Foundation Hertfordshire supports Deaf Children and their families 

Their aim is to advance the education of Deaf Children and young people and their families in particular, but not exclusively, by the provision of training and resources to empower children, promoting independence and social inclusion.

Cook along with Laura - The Phoenix Group for Deaf Children


Some words can't be spoken BSL SignSong with the BBC Philharmonic & BBC Singers

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BBC - BBC Philharmonic, 'Sing' - BSL SignSong


Voting is for everyone!

Will you be self-isolating on polling day (Thursday 6 May)? You can still have your chance to vote. Speak to your local electoral registration team before 5pm on election day to arrange for an emergency proxy vote.Vote from home


Are you finding it hard to keep moving because of long-Covid or other health issues?

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Community group Brick by Brick Communities is working in partnership with Hertfordshire County Council to offer a programme of gentle progressive exercises. Each session is tailored to help you move and breathe with a little more ease and is suitable for all abilities, even if you think you can only manage five or ten minutes of gentle movement.

Held at 2pm every Wednesday, the first session starts today (5 May) and you do not need to attend all sessions. The 12-week programme has been specially designed for people who are clinically extremely vulnerable or have long-Covid.

The sessions are held on Zoom and completely free to join - simply sign up at Take a Breath - Gentle Progressive Exercise Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite