Deaf centre revamps its facilities

A police car parked outside Catherine House in Stanhope Road, Portsmouth, earlier tonight. Picture: Byron Melton

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Portsmouth’s Deaf Centre has received a welcome cash boost to make improvements to the venue.

The Veolia Environmental Trust has awarded Portsmouth Deaf Association a grant of £25,000 to fund the replacement of the heating system and the installation of automatic doors at its Arundel Street entrance.

The centre has recently been refurbished and it is used by community groups including Narcotics Anonymous, a Bangladeshi children’s music group, a carers’ group and AFM Church.

Treasurer of the Deaf Association, Gina Perryman, said: ‘The improvements will benefit all the groups that use the centre, and encourage more of the community to come here and use it to its full potential.’