Asylum: Hearing Impairment:Written question - 68748

(Glasgow Central)

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Asked on: 21 March 2017
Home Office
Asylum: Hearing Impairment
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 13 March 2017 to Question 67025, which support groups are engaged by the Home Office to support asylum applicants who are deaf and hard of hearing.
Answered by: Mr Robert Goodwill
Answered on: 28 March 2017

Asylum claims made by those who are deaf or hard of hearing are processed in a way that ensures that claimants are not disadvantaged. Where available, officials will use hearing loops, signers or allow the submission of written evidence. These methods have ensured cases have progressed without the need for support groups however should specialist support be necessary to progress a case then we would of course engage accordingly.

Those granted asylum or resettled in the UK have the right to access disability support services offered by local authorities.

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