Healthier Lives

What is the Healthier Lives Project?

Healthier Lives for deaf and hard of hearing people is a partnership between EGSA, RNID and Employers for Disability NI. The project is also supported by local Health Trusts. It is funded by the Big Lottery until August 2014.

Who is eligible for support?

All deaf and hard of hearing people aged 16 and over across Northern Ireland.


The project aims to improve the quality of life and opportunities for deaf and hard of hearing people so that they:

  • have better access to work, learning and leisure opportunities
  • know more about health issuessuch as giving up smoking, including physical and mental well being
  • receive information and guidance that will help improve confidence and develop skills

EGSA’s Role

EGSA Adviser, Roisin Linden, provides one to one guidance to deaf and hard of hearing people across Northern Ireland.

Key Benefits

  • Free, high quality, one to one guidance on learning and employment opportunites
  • Free, short courses (for example: IT, cooking, self-esteem)
  • Free health events and activity programmes

Groups can participate in training and events and clients can meet with Roisin to develop individual action plans.

Holly (25) is currently a student on a teaching course at her local college;

I am pleased with the way Roisin supported me and I now know exactly what I want to do for my career path.

Find Out More

If you work with clients who could benefit from the project, contact Roisin Linden on:

Phone or text:

EGSA is involved in a range of projects and partnerships and encourages enquiries from potential project partners. Find out more about Partnerships and Projects.

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