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 […]
The Government has recently announced that there has been a big fall in unemployment in the UK and especially amongst school leavers and graduates, but whilst the statistics can support these claims, there is no evidence available that deaf people, or those with a hearing loss are included in the figures. These findings are good […]
The Good Vibrations choir gave its inaugural performance in a packed venue at St Paul’s Church, Worcester. The aims of the choir are to improve awareness of the services offered by Deaf Direct and raise funds to continue this work whilst also giving deaf people access to music through sign language. The choir consists of […]
After 18 years as CEO of Deaf Direct, Philip Gerrard moved on in September of this year to become the Chief Executive of Deaf Action based in Edinburgh. We are now pleased to announce that Andrew Stevenson has been appointed as the new CEO of Deaf Direct and will be joining us on Tuesday 2nd […]
Deaf Direct is pleased and proud to have achieved Certification for ISO 9001 – the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS). Organisations use the standard to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements. Achieving Certification to ISO 9001 is the first step […]
Voting for the Aviva Community Fund has opened and we need your help to keep older people with hearing loss independent. Please use your 10 votes to vote for our project here: https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/17-973 You will need to register with Aviva in order to vote – please follow the instructions on ‘Register and log in’ to […]
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Join us on 8th November, 2pm at Hereford Cathedral for a celebration of Deaf Direct’s 90th Anniversary. The service will be interpreted in BSL and will be followed by refreshments afterwards. All welcome.
Law firm Thursfields is to support a will writing workshop for the deaf community. And it is also installing facilities for deaf and hard of hearing clients at its offices at Foregate Street, Worcester – an induction loop system. The workshop involves a partnership with Deaf Direct whose reach covers Herefordshire, Oxfordshire, Worcestershire and surrounding […]
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
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
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!
“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.
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
‘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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