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Deaf Awareness Week

    This week is Deaf awareness week 2nd – 8th May 2016 so at Deaf Direct we thought it would be a great time to have a fun competition. Many Deaf and hard of hearing people rely on lip-reading to support communication, as part of Deaf awareness week we would like to ...

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What is Reconnections?

    Reconnections is a new contract awarded to us, in partnership with Age UK, to combat loneliness in Worcestershire. This is a pilot project funded by major investors in the aim to reduce the costs on the NHS and their services as a result of a person being lonely. For ...

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Hearing Links

    On Tuesday 12th April 2016 I attended a Deaf Awareness training session at Worcestershire Royal Hospital Audiology department. Deaf Direct were invited by the staff to take part in their training. Dr Lorraine Gailey from the national organisation Hearing Links delivered the training. It was a privilege to be included ...

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Deep Work

    A new book recommends that the best way to be productive in your work is to do one task at a time and give it all your attention. The problem with life and work now is that we all try to do too many different things at the same time. We ...

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Macmillan Cancer BSL DVD

    Deaf Direct have received a request from Macmillan Cancer Support to help them with a project for Deaf BSL users. They have produced a DVD all about cancer in BSL. It explains what cancer is, the different types of cancer and the treatment available. This is all in BSL, which is ...

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Sign Circle Festival 29th July – 1st August 2016

This summer East Lancashire Deaf Society will be hosting Sign Circle: Britain’s largest Deaf camping event for British Sign Language (BSL) users. The deaf festival, held at Longridge Showground, Preston has always been a success and is becoming increasingly popular within the deaf community due to its specific deaf friendly ...

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Folk Festival Weekend

Folk Festival Weekend is coming at Oxford Centre! This weekend, 15 – 17 April, is the Folk Festival, and the main venue of the event will be at our centre in Oxford. Please visit http://www.folkweekendoxford.co.uk/ for information, and come along to visit several shows all over Oxford!

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Hazel Anderson

    On Wednesday the 30th of March, long standing volunteer Hazel Anderson (pictured left) had her final day at the Oxford Deaf and Hard of Hearing Centre. Hazel has been a volunteer for Deaf Direct for since 2013 and in that time she has worked tirelessly to help us archive the ...

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