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Cambridge Centre for Housing & Planning Research


This scoping study was undertaken as a tool for the D/deaf partnership to better understand its constituency, with a particular view to making an input into the revised Joint Strategic Needs Assessment.

The key research aims of the project were to:

  1. Understand current user experience of existing services;
  2. Explore perceptions of what further services would be useful, or could be accessed to support different parts of the D/deaf community, and to understand barriers to access.

It was also deemed important to demonstrate the differences between the four main groups or types of deaf people and the barriers that each faces in terms of exclusion from services, both mainstream, such as health and social services, and specialist services for deafness. Gaining a preliminary understanding of exclusion and inequalities would help with future fundraising.


Project Publications:

Scoping study on service use by the Cambridgeshire D/deaf communities

This study explored the use of different services in Cambridgeshire by people who are D/deaf. The research identified several gaps in knowledge about particular groups within the D/deaf community as well as gaps in services in Cambridgeshire.

CCHPR Contact


Cambridge CAMTAD

Project Start Date

1st October 2012