Deaf Direct’s Children, Youth and Families Services supports deaf children, deaf people and their families by organising family events and activities for children and young people. Being deaf can be very isolating for a deaf child and therefore all of our activities welcome children and young people with all levels of hearing loss, as well as their friends and siblings.Through our projects we provide:
- Information and support
- Family events
- Children’s activities
- Youth activities
- Short breaks / residential experiences
For more information on activities, or to register your family, please contact us.
Activities take place on average monthly, and we arrange a wide variety of events such as outdoor activities, art and craft workshops, music and drama, and visits to places like Cadbury World or theatre trips. All activities are staffed with experienced youth workers, friendly volunteers and with communication support provided. Activities are offered free of charge or for a small cost. Transport is provided for events outside of the Counties, and travel costs can be reimbursed.
This year, Deaf Direct’s main residential event was to PGL for an activity and sports week. This included orienteering, rock-climbing, abseiling, fencing, quad-biking, zip-wiring, archery, aeroballing, trapezing, trampolining, wave-boarding, and raft-building. We also had a day-trip to Monkey World!
Deaf Direct works closely with National Deaf Children Society Local Groups – Worcestershire and Herefordshire and can signpost families to these services.
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
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)
“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 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!
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‘newsletter today very good. Enjoyed reading it.
I’m loving these newsletters! Thank you :o)
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