Rhona Campbell is the Information Manager for the Hear to Inform and Connect Project of the Action on Hearing Loss Charity. She has worked for Action on Hearing Loss since July 2018 when it was formed from the Royal National Institute for Deaf People. Rhona worked in childcare, owning a playgroup and then working in the London Borough of Ealing managing Children’s Centres, Play Schemes and After School Clubs. She moved back to Dundee a couple of years ago and has not regretted the decision once.
Rhona said that her move from under 10 support to over 50 work has been quite rewarding. She finds many similarities – especially in behaviour! The Information Service supports those having problems in the home. She is able to help people obtain their welfare rights which can be about £9000 per person.
She was drawn to the charity as her father had profound hearing loss and wore two hearing aids. One of her sisters has Meniere’s disease and one of her sons also has hearing loss. As such she felt that she could empathise and support people facing or living with hearing loss and give them the opportunity to improve their lives.
The project gives her the chance to share information about how small changes in behaviour can make big changes in people’s lives. She is learning British Sign Language to help her communicate with the Deaf community. Rotarian Mike Wilkinson was able to thank Rhona for her informative presentation and wished her well for the future.
Rhona is pictured centre with President Gillian and Rotarian Greg Ross