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 […]
Just to let you know that the Worcester Deaf Club will be moving to new premises for their first Saturday monthly functions (from Saturday, 3rd June) at the Archdales 1973 Club in Windermere Drive (off Blackpole Road), Worcester WR4 9HY, starting at 7p.m. until late. The club programme stays the same except bingo for 3rd […]
Local deaf and hard of hearing people are no longer at risk of losing vital equipment to help with their hearing loss thanks to a charity stepping in. C&P Hearing Equipment Centre, owned by Colin Whitehouse, has been unique in advising, selling and installing equipment to help people in Worcestershire with a hearing loss for […]
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 […]
What our clients are saying about us:
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
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
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.
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)
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
‘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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