DEAFvibe aims to support people with a hearing loss as well as their families, friends and carers in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.
It is DEAFvibe’s belief that all deaf people should be treated equally and with respect, that access to information & communication is provided without barriers or prejudice, promoting equal participation and opportunities in life.
Communication whether it be written, verbal or through visual information is a vital need to have a sense of belonging in society.
DEAF includes those who are Deaf, Deafened, Hard of Hearing and Deafblind.
VIBE links in with what having a hearing loss means:
- the feeling of sound through vibration;
- picking up on vibes through visual clues;
- the sharing of experiences of knowing what it is like to be deaf.
DEAFvibe’s philosophy is “Deafness = Equality & Access = Fairness”.
DEAFvibe Fundraising Dinner Saturday 13th April 2013
DEAFvibe's very own 'J' Team (Julie Tizley and Judith Simcock) did a wonderful job in organising DEAFvibe's first fundraising dinner at Stone Golf Club on 13th April.
The event, which marked 4 years of DEAFvibe and celebrated the hard work and achievements to date was a spectacular success. A beautifully co-ordinated room (in DEAFvibe lime green and purple of course) was the setting for a night of good food, good company and fun entertainment organised by the 'J' Team..... Click here to read more
Student Volunteer of the Year Charlotte Whittaker has bravely volunteered to do a 10.000ft free-fall tandem parachute jump to raise funds for DEAFvibe. If you would like to sponsor Charlotte and support DEAFvibe, please click on the link below:
Click here to download the Skydiving Poster (PDF)
Alison France and Rowan Robinson won the Celebrating Excellence Service User Focus Award!!!
Staffordshire & Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust
Recognition for their rehab work and their work in DEAFvibe !
Click here to see photos of the awards
Help Save Our Environment and Raise Money by Recycling!
We are currently raising funds for DEAFvibe by recycling old mobile phones, inkjet cartridges and laser/toner cartridges and your help would be greatly appreciated.
Our organisation will receive 50% of the recycling value for any mobile phones, £1 for each original empty inkjet cartridge or up to £5 per empty laser/toner cartridge donated kindly by you, friends, family or colleagues.
Donate Your Old Items
To recycle your items for free and raise funds for this great cause simply click on this link Recycle 4 DEAFvibe.
Thanks for taking the time to help us and the environment, your support is always appreciated.
DEAFvibe in association with
Become a donator and collect for others!
Register as a donator at http://www.recycle4charity.co.uk/ and request collection bags.
A poster is available to download to put up at your workplace and add your details in the box!
Download the poster here (PDF)
DEAFvibe 2nd See Me Hear Me Event - Friday 10th May 10am - 4pm
DEAFvibe are organising a 2nd Deaf Day event during Deaf Awareness Week after the success of our first ever Deaf Day event last year.
Deaf Day event is being organised by Alison France and Rowan Robinson who, following a number of successful events organised through Staffordshire County Council, organised their 1st Deaf Day event for DEAFvibe last year. Julie Hart, who was responsible for organising Deaf Day events at Stoke-on-Trent City Council for several years, is also involved. We are all confident that this year's event will prove to be another resounding success.
We have invited a range of local and national organisations and companies to hold a stand / stall on the day. For this year we are having presentations by the organsiations to talk about their servcies to the public.
We will also have a range of activities and a BIG raffle with big prizes throughout the day to keep you entertained !
This is an opportunity for deaf, hard of hearing, deafened and Deafblind people living in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent as well as their families, carers and friends and professionals working in the surrounding areas to gain a range of information on deafness,equipment advice and support. .
This event be held at Stoke City Football Club, Britannia Stadium, Stanley Matthews Way, Stoke on Trent ST4 4EG.
This venue is easily accessible from the M6 (J15), A50 (Derby / Buxton) and A500 & A34 routes.
Food and drinks will be available for self-purchase on the day.
The event is free and it is held at
Stoke City Football Club
Stanley Matthews Way
Stoke on Trent
Click here to download the event poster
Click here to visit the See Me Hear Me Event 2013 Page
Click here to download the lsit of confirmed exhibitors
Click here to download the timetable of presentations
DEAFvibe HUB Do you struggle with hearing on the phone? Is the TV on too loud? Are you missing your phone calls and callers at the door? Have you overslept because you have not heard your alarm clock? There are solutions! Come to the HUB to find out more!
Held on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month Civic Offices,Merrial Street, Newcastle (Meeting Room 4) 10am –3pm
The HUB (Helpful, Understanding, Beneficial) is a drop in centre to enable people to look at range of specialist equipment for deaf / hard of hearing people so they can try before they buy - ensuring they purchase the right equipment to meet their specific needs. Advice and support is available from DEAFvibe volunteers.
We also offer support on how to cope with hearing loss and communication tips. This is proving to be a vital service as many struggle to find the right equipment to meet their specific hearing loss. We can also offer support / advice around hearing aids however we would signpost people to the relevant services for further input.
See poster for more details!
Click here to download DEAFvibe HUB Poster (PDF)
Click here to download the DEAFvibe HUB Dates (PDF)
BSL users (adults)
Hard of Hearing & Deafened (adults)
Cafe Dates for 2012-2013
AM Café: Early Detection of Breast / Bowel/ Prostate and Lung Cancer – Cancer Team with BSL DVD of breast Cancer Screening and what it means.
PM Café: Workshop – Making the best use of Technology to help hearing loss
AM Café: British Lung Foundation – Barbara Harris
PM Café: British Lung Foundation – Barbara Harris
The next DEAFvibe Cafe will be on Saturday June 8th 2013
AM Cafe: BSL users
Time: 10am - 12pm
Topic: PLOD (Police Link Officer for Deaf People - New Scheme
PM Cafe: Deafened, Hard of Hearing and those with dual sensory loss
Topic: Workshop/Discussion on the lack of Subtitles
Qualifed BSL Interpreters Electronic Notetaker
Please inform us if you have other specific communication needs.
Everyone with a hearing loss is welcome.
Entry Fee - £3 includes free drink and one Raffle Strip to enter in our fab raffle!
Deafblind people can attend either cafe depending on their communication needs.
Please let us know if you require a deafblind interpreter.
Please let us know if you need other forms of communication.
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