We are looking to recruit new trustees to join Deaf Direct. Our board currently comprises trustees from a wide range of backgrounds and expertise. To broaden our skills mix we are looking to recruit new trustees preferably with a financial or operational background . This is a challenging time for the voluntary sector and becoming […]
Do you have a passion for teaching? Due to increased demand, we’re looking for experienced and enthusiastic BSL tutors to teach BSL 1, BSL 2, BSL 3 in our Worcester and Oxford centres. Deaf Direct is proud of it’s high teaching stands and excellent pass rates. We welcome applications from tutors from diverse backgrounds. Please […]
Raising funds for Deaf Direct – are you up to this cycling challenge?! Deaf Direct have secured 3 places for people to participate in the London Prudential bike ride on Sunday 29th July this year. You will need your own roadworthy bike and to have your own contacts to raise sponsorship. For further information please […]
Date: Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th March 2018 Time: 10am to 4/4.30pm Price: £180 Our Safe Space workshops aim to provide an opportunity for Interpreters to develop their skills in a supportive, peer-led learning environment. Learn from prepared resources, gain CPD points whilst enjoying a whole load of wonderful networking and peer support time! Deaf […]
Hello, I am Andrew Stevenson, I am the new CEO of Deaf Direct, based here in Worcester, and providing services and products for the Deaf and Hearing Loss communities of Worcestershire, Oxfordshire and Herefordshire. I am delighted to be here at such an important point in the development of Deaf Direct, we have just celebrated […]
The staff at Deaf Direct had the pleasure last week of welcoming our new Chief Executive to the organisation. Andrew Stevenson started in his new position last Monday, and since then has been busy settling into his office and meeting all of the staff.
Dear All, As we approach Christmas and New Year I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all staff, volunteers and supporters for your commitment during 2017. Every year is busy at Deaf Direct and this year has been no different, especially with staff changes. In July, we saw the departure of Vicki Carrabin, closely […]
On Friday 8th December we had a lovely evening watching a BSL interpreted performance of Sleeping beauty at the Swan Theatre In Worcester. We were very fortunate to receive funding from The Michael Marsh charitable trust, who paid for our tickets and refreshments. A group of almost 40 deaf children ,their parents and Deaf Direct […]
The Equality Act (2010) is a law that was created to make sure that all people are treated fairly. This includes people who have a disability, and Deaf BSL users. The law tells companies how to make sure that their services are fair and equal for all people to use. The law says that companies […]
Pat explains the positive impact on her independence and wellbeing by having access to interpreters. She talks about the lack of communication, even with close family members; and how without the support of interpreters and social time with the deaf community her life would be much poorer. For more information about our Telephone & Translation […]
What our clients are saying about us:
I love doing volunteer work. I wanted to give something back to Deaf Direct after they have done for me and the twins. Volunteering is great way to meet people in the community and most important of all, enjoy yourself!
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
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
“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
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.
It’s lovely to hear from you. I no longer live is Hereford and will be starting university in September to do my degree in Interpreting BSL/English.
Thank you – Deaf Direct really had a massive impact on this and without you all I wouldn’t be doing it. Wish me luck and I hope our paths cross again in the future
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)
‘pleased to see your tip of the week back!’
‘newsletter today very good. Enjoyed reading it.
I’m loving these newsletters! Thank you :o)
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