Many thanks to the members of Old Carolian Lodge No. 7599 who donated £500 to support local deaf and hard of hearing people. Freemasons support many charities and we are grateful for their help.
April is stress awareness month; many of us lead stressful lives and it is really important how we deal with this stress. There are many forms of stress; some that we can control and some that we are unable to. In order to deal with stress it will help to look after our mental and […]
Every day there are a lot of scams on the internet. This film explains some of the ways you can be tricked. It is in sign language with subtitles and a voiceover so it is fully accessible. Please watch and learn about scams. Share with all your friends to help them avoid scams too.
We are grateful to local Hereford business allpay and to Hereford City Council for supporting our work in Herefordshire recently. Allpay donated a cheque for £150 and we were thrilled with their support. Abi Middlecote, Legal Assistant and a member of the Charity Team at Allpay commented: “We pride ourselves here at Allpay for supporting […]
Deaf Direct have a history of supporting interpreters as they navigate their training to become fully fledged professionals in our field. Over the years we have undertaken a number of activities with the University of Wolverhampton, such as hosting work placement students. On the 8th February we offered something a little different to the norm […]
Over the last few years Ruth Waddle has been one of our most committed volunteers working on average 8 hours per week completing archiving work in the Oxford Deaf Centre. Ruth has now completed her work which has been immensely useful to the Oxford Deaf Centre. Thanks to Ruth’s dedication we now have a clear […]
Sarah Hindley, Deaf Direct’s Fundraising Manager, made contact with Pulse Pursuits who organise fun, accessible outdoor events. They agreed their new event “Arden Attack” could be a Charity event fund raising for Deaf Direct. With this in mind Sarah was then able to persuade a team from Sutcliffe & Co. insurance brokers, who are based […]
Following a Guildhall charity event before Christmas where the Mayor, Paul Denham came around viewing our stall and where Sarah Hindley outlined the aims of our charity, she suggested the possibility of our Deaf Coffee Morning Group doing a Guildhall tour. Hence a wonderful afternoon with the Mayor showing 18 of us round the large […]
Our Deaf Direct Coffee Morning group attended a workshop on how to avoid scams, which is frighteningly on the increase. This was presented by PC Rukhsana Machin and PC Dave Wise of the West Mercia Police Constabulary at the Heart of Worcestershire College on 7th February. It showed two videos on “Cyber Security* (https://goo.gl/lMzgt5) featuring […]
What our clients are saying about us:
XX was the best interpreter I have used in the 16 years of working with impairments. Not only was she 100% professional and warm, she was flexible, supportive for how we worked which made this complex interview relaxing. Thank you
“Would you please pass on my thanks to the interpreter who volunteered to make this year’s annual Lights of Love service accessible to the deaf community of Worcester. The evening was a great success and, that is not least thanks to the ongoing support of your organisation.” November 2014 – Chaplain, St Richard’s Hospice, Worcester
Deaf Direct are a local organisation who are well respected by the Trust and the Deaf and hard of hearing community, having strong connections to other aspects of their lives. Deaf Direct have provided us with a reliable and well delivered service for a number of years. Their administrative processes are excellent and they provide accurate statistical and financial information to the Trust.
Amazing how prompt and helpful everyone was. A new phone was delivered and fitted within 72 hours. We are so GRATEFUL. Thank you (13th April 2017)
Excellent interpreter. This consultation would not have been possible without her. She had a good working relationship with the patient. The patient’s care was enhanced by her presence.
I am now doing level 2 and hoping to do level 3 – through this I have met Deaf/hard of hearing people and spoken to them. 2. I helped to volunteer for a Deaf charity at an information stall in a hospital. The first person to stop was Deaf so I chatted to him – it was great to use my BSL in a ‘real-life’ situation (outside class) for the first time!” 2013-14 academic year – BSL student
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