Who we are
Since its inception in 1927 Deaf Direct (previously known as Worcestershire and Herefordshire Association for Deaf people (WHAD)) has worked within the Midlands region to create a society in which deaf and hard of hearing people enjoy equal participation and access without barriers or prejudice. With our specialist team of 30 staff we have become recognised as a trusted name providing high quality bespoke services to deaf and hard of hearing people, their family members and carers, as well as professionals and other organisations.
Our areas of expertise in deafness are:
- Communication support and training services.
- Family, youth and elderly provision.
- Information and guidance.
- Volunteering programmes.
- Outreach services.
As a deaf-led registered charitable company we are independent of the statutory sector and able to fully advocate for local needs. All our activities are undertaken to further our charitable purposes for the public benefit.
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Overview of Deaf Direct
Organisational purpose (Mission Statement / Reason for our existence)
We are the charity working locally to improve the lives of people affected by hearing loss
Aims (Vision / Why we do it)
To ensure we have a society in which deaf and hard of hearing people enjoy equal participation and access without barriers or prejudice
Values – Organisation wide themes that underpin our services: