Bob, a resident at Balhousie Monkbarns, has begun teaching sign language to staff and residents at the Arbroath care home.

Bob is hard of hearing himself and often has to lip-read what staff and other residents are saying. Since there wasn’t a lot of knowledge about sign language in the home, Bob was aware that it could present an even bigger challenge to any resident with hearing issues coming in to the home to communicate and for those in the home to communicate with them.

So, Bob decided to, with the help of the home’s Activities Coordinators, begin teaching the staff and residents some of the basics.

Bob has run one session so far which covered the alphabet, spelling your name and greetings. Having taught sign language in the past at the local school, Bob thoroughly enjoyed the experience and was happy to be helping teach the staff and residents something so helpful.

Everyone is looking forward to the next lesson!