At Deaf Direct, we always ensure that we treat everyone equally and employ the right person for the role regardless of their disability. However, not all employers understand how to accommodate people with different abilities, fearing that it may be costly or complicated. More importantly, they do not understand the value that people with disabilities […]
A message from Deafinitely Theatre – My name is Paula Garfield and deaf. Working for Deafinitely Theatre and will direct a new family show suitable for both deaf and hearing audience, from 3 years old onwards. The family show called ‘Something Else’ is coming to performing at Pegasus Theatre in Oxford on Friday 2nd June […]
I just thought I would make you aware, you need to spend your old £5 notes by Friday 5th May 2017. After that date you won’t be able to spend them in shops or restaurants. If you do find some hidden away after that date and want to swap them over for new tender you […]
We will be hosting a coffee, cake and awareness day at Saxon Hall from 10am-4pm on Monday 15th May as part of Deaf Awareness Week to talk about deafness and the support we can offer to deaf and hard of individuals. If you would like to know what support is available to help you or […]
Deaf Direct has been fortunate to receive a donation from generous Kidderminster Freemasons. Old Carolian Lodge No. 7599, which meets at the Masonic Centre at the Kidderminster Cricket Club, presented the cheque to help local deaf and hard of hearing children and adults. W.Bro. Ian Neal, Secretary of the Lodge, commented: “Deaf Direct is a […]
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.
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
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
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.
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)
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‘newsletter today very good. Enjoyed reading it.
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