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13 JunRoyal Association for Deaf people nominated for Sainsbury’s Local Charity of the Year

PRESS RELEASE

The Royal Association for Deaf people (RAD) has been nominated for Sainsbury’s Local Charity of the Year.

Being Deaf can be extremely isolating; everyday tasks can be a challenge for Deaf people. RAD provides a wide variety of services for Deaf people in their first or preferred language which is usually British Sign Language (BSL).

Staff at the Sainsbury’s Stanway, Colchester store nominated three local charities including RAD. Read more of this article

18 MayBen Fogle is appointed a Patron of Hearing Dogs

To launch Deaf Awareness Week 2017, we are delighted to announce Ben Fogle as a Patron of Hearing Dogs. We chat to Ben about deafness, loneliness and his love of Labs…

Ben Fogle has been a supporter of Hearing Dogs for, well, almost his whole life! The Charity was co-founded by his father Dr Bruce Fogle 35 years ago, which kick-started a transformation in the lives of thousands of deaf people in the UK.

The announcement comes ahead of Deaf Awareness Week (15-21 May) as the dog-loving adventurer helps us to launch our ‘Deafness doesn’t have to be lonely’ campaign – which highlights the positive impact that hearing dogs have on the well being of their deaf recipients, meaning deafness isn’t such a lonely experience.

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15 MayDeaf Awareness Week 2017

Deaf Awareness Week has got off to a great start with many people ‘Celebrating’!

Check out some of the events/news items here.

 

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11 MayDeaf Awareness Week is almost here!

With Deaf Awareness Week just a few days away, here are just a few of the events taking place.

Many people are celebrating and holding their events across the country as well as showing support in the workplace.

With thanks to sponsors of 2017

Signature

Signature

 

Aon

Aon

Deafness Support Network

Deafness Support Network

Phonak

Phonak

 

Rayovac, a Division of Spectrum Brands

Rayovac, a Division of Spectrum Brands

 

British Institute of Verbatim Reporters

British Institute of Verbatim Reporters

 

 

SignLive Ltd

SignLive Ltd

03 MayTransport for London

Please offer me a seat

Transport for London (TfL) have aunched a new badge and card to help our customers who are less able to stand get a seat when they need one.

The free badge and card are now available through their website, at www.tfl.gov.uk/transport-accessibility/please-offer-me-a-seat. There are no qualifying criteria; applicants do not need to provide a GP’s note or their medical history.

The badge and card can be used across the network, on London Underground, London Overground, Buses, Docklands Light Railway, TfL Rail, Trams and River Services.

Full details and how to apply