Health and Wellbeing for Deaf Communities in Wales: Scoping for a Wales-Wide Survey

The report covers the health behaviours and factors that may help or hinder the d/Deaf population’s ability to maintain health in the UK, and specifically in Wales. The report contains information from a thorough literature review and a small qualitative pilot study exploring (1) the barriers and enablers for Deaf individuals to staying healthy, and (2) potential actions for different professional groups (e.g. local authority, planning, health promotion materials, health service (pharmacy, GPs, hospital care). The goal of this work is to help inform actions towards a healthier, cohesive and more equal Wales, addressing the aspirations of the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act.