Deaf Direct Interpreter Workshop Safe Space – Introduction to Theatre Interpreting Date: Saturday 11th November 2017 Time: 10am to 4pm Where: Vesta Tilley House, Lowesmoor, Worcester, WR1 2RS – SatNav: WR1 2SE. Price: £ 70 In preparation for the festive season and beyond, Deaf Direct are pleased to be offering a lively theatre training day […]
Huge congratulations to Rebecca who completed the RideLondon 100 in 7hrs 30 minutes yesterday. Thank you for raising an amazing £1,020 so far! https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/rebecca-foster16
We are pleased to announce our new Head of Operations, Paul Scott, will be joining Deaf Direct on the 23rd of August. Originally from the UK, Paul currently lives in Finland where he works as a Project Officer for the World Federation of the Deaf. He is responsible for establishing human rights training programmes for […]
Scams: we have recently been made aware of a new scam. If you receive a text message claiming to be from the DVLA telling you that you have a vehicle tax refund, do not click on the link or give any personal details as it is a scam. The real website to claim a vehicle […]
Many of you may be aware by now, that after 19 tremendous years at Deaf Direct, I have made the difficult decision to move on. I feel immensely proud of what the organisation Deaf Direct has become, from humble beginnings to providing quality and respected services for so many deaf and hard of hearing local […]
This year Deaf Direct are running our annual Youth Summer Camp and are looking for volunteers who can join us, to help out. We will be staying in Pembrokeshire in South West Wales, and will be there for 5 days, from Monday to Friday. The Youth Group will be involved in various, exciting activities, which […]
This weekend the weather has been particularly warm. It is important to stay cool and hydrated. Here 12 hots tips to help you survive the uncomfortable temperatures! Eat small meals and eat more often. The larger the meal, the more metabolic heat your body creates breaking down the food. Avoid foods that are high in […]
Local hearing loss charity Deaf Direct needs your help! The charity, which is Worcester-based but supports people across Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Oxfordshire, needs the most number of votes in order to be selected as Sainsbury’s Charity of the Year. The charity has been shortlisted at six Sainsbury’s stores: Hereford, Kidderminster, Heyford Hill, Malvern Buttercup Walk, […]
Ledbury Poetry Festival, Friday 30 June – Sunday 9 July 2017 Box office 01531 636 232 and online at www.poetry-festival.co.uk Saturday 8 July Air Poems in the Key of Voice A work of translation by Kyra Pollitt featuring the British Sign Language poetry of Paul Scott and the vocal gestures of Victoria Punch, with supporting […]
This week is Volunteers’ Week and we would like to start by saying a huge thank you to all of the volunteers who support our work at Deaf Direct. Without you, our social groups would not run as smoothly, we would have no-one to help raise vital funds at fundraising events and Good Vibrations, our […]
What our clients are saying about us:
“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
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
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)
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
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
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 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!
‘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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