The organisation that puts together the ‘talking’ Eastleigh Borough News has produced an audio version of a leaflet containing vital information on coronavirus for residents. The Southampton Area Talking Echo (SATE) produce a recorded version of the Council’s quarterly print magazine that goes to more than 55,000 houses across Eastleigh Borough.
The charity has kindly created a voice version of a mailer that is being sent to a similar number of addresses. It contains information on where to get support during the coronavirus lockdown, updates on impacted services, how to maintain good physical and mental health, advice on social distancing, tips on being a good neighbour and much more.
The Council is keen that as many blind or partially sighted residents, or those who simply prefer to listen to its contents, are aware of the free Talking Eastleigh Borough News service and can access the coronavirus information in audio.
Southampton Area Talking Echo has supported blind and partially sighted people for almost five decades. The charity was established in 1974 and, as its name suggests, offers recorded versions of other local newspapers. Founding member, Gwladys Evans was awarded the Borough’s Citizen of Honour in 1995 in recognition for her work with the SATE.
The Council’s Cabinet Member for Social Policy, Councillor Tina Campbell said: “The Southampton Area Talking Echo provide a highly valued service for blind and partially sighted people across our region. They have done an excellent job in creating the audio version of our coronavirus advice leaflet, which I am sure listeners will find very useful.”
The audio version of the coronavirus leaflet can be found at www.eastleigh.gov.uk/coronavirus-leaflet-audio
You can listen to the latest edition of Eastleigh Borough News on the Council’s website at www.eastleigh.gov.uk/council/borough-news