DEAFvibe Cafe News

DEAFvibe Café - Saturday 12th July 2014

How to book an Interpreter / Notetaker / Lipspeaker and Your Rights

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People - presentations by Tom Kane & Nevis and Becky Forster & Lottie

Click here for more information

Our Aim...

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.

Why DEAFvibe?...

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

  • img04
    Information about Health Services More
  • img01
    Information about Local Interpreters More
  • img02
    Information about Local Links More
  • img05
    Out and About Information More
  • img03
    Information about Sign Language Classes More
  • img06
    Information about Travel More
  • img06
    Information about DEAFvibe Cafe More
  • img06
    Information about DEAFvibe HUB More

News

NHS adult hearing services in England: how any qualified provider is working for patients.

As part of this research project, Monitor is seeking views from patients, patient representative groups, General Practitioners (GPs), healthcare providers and commissioners on their experiences of adult hearing services.

The survey will be open until Thursday 4 September 2014. If you would like further information on this research project, please contact us at aqp@monitor.gov.uk or call 020 3747 0000.

To complete the survey click here

 

The CCG is currently reviewing whether we continue to provide NHS funded hearing aids for adults with mild to moderate age-related hearing loss.

However, before we make any decisions on the future of this service, the CCG would like to know your views on this proposal. This is to ensure that local people have the opportunity to share their opinions on our proposals and review of hearing aid services. We want to seek their views and understand their experiences.

Please complete the survey, we want to hear your views. If there is something you feel that has not been covered in the survey or you want to raise additional points which will help us shape the review, please complete the additional comments sections and return to us, so we can take those views into account.

Click here to complete the survey

To download the poster click here

Earlier in the year the Government decided to defer the introduction of the care.data proposals, because of the questions and fears raised by many people regarding the transfer of sensitive and personal data between GP’s and the hospitals.

Healthwatch Stoke-on-Trent is pleased to announce that it has arranged for a team of experts from NHS England to come along to a public meeting in Stoke-on-Trent, to address questions from the public and to clarify the proposals concerning transfer and exchange of this confidential information.

The event takes place on Monday 14th July 2013, starting at 2:00 p.m. at the Mitchell Arts Centre, Hanley.

For more information click here to visit the England NHS website.

It is with great pride that we are pleased to announce that DEAFvibe has won the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service. This award is similar to the MBE for Voluntary Groups and we are very excited to have been chosen.

DEAFvibe was launched in February 2010 and in the last four years it has become a very important organisation for those who are Deaf or experience a hearing loss as well as their family, friends and professionals involved in their lives and care.

DEAFvibe is very lucky to have such a dedicated and committed group of volunteers and without all of you - DEAFvibe would not be so vibrant and successful.

Arrangements are being made for a "party" - 'award reception ceremony'. The Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire will be invited and will present a Signed Certificate by Her Majesty, the Queen and a Crystal Award to DEAFvibe and you will receive an invitation to the "party". We will let you know when the party will be.

Click here to download the full press release

For more information about the campaign please click on the image.

Action on Hearing Loss Hearing Aid Campaign

RESIGNATION OF CO-FOUNDER ROWAN ROBINSON

It is with great sadness that we have to announce the resignation of our Co-founder ROWAN ROBINSON.

DEAFvibe was the dream of both Rowan and Alison France many years ago and after a lot of investigations and exploration DEAFvibe was formed in February 2010.

Click here to read the full article

Flyer/Poster

NDCS

Stoke and North Staffordshire Deaf Childrens Society

Family Sign Classes, set up by the Stoke and North Staffordshire Deaf Children’s Society. It is being run by a NDCS family sign language tutor Erica and is fully funded by the NDCS. It is for Stoke families and North Staffordshire Families. Click here to download the Flyer/Poster

A short video has been profduced by the Health Service Ombudsman in British Sign Language (BSL) to raise awareness of their work among Deaf people and to make their service more accessible. The video explains what they do, how they can help and how to contact them. It also explains how adjustments can be made to meet the communications needs of Deaf people.

Please follow this link to view the video: http://www.ombudsman.org.uk/make-a-complaint

Dates for your diary

DEAFvibe HUB

Held on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month at the 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 you can try before you buy - ensuring you purchase the right equipment to meet your specific needs.

04.04.14

DEAFvibe AGM

The DEAFvibe AGM will be held at Newcastle-under-Lyme Fire Station

Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm

04.09.14

DEAFvibe Cafe

The speaker this month will be from POhWER. They will be talking about the services they provide.

04.12.14

DEAFvibe HUB

NO DEAFvibe HUB due to Easter Bank Holiday / Good Friday. Next HUB date is 2nd May 2014.

04.18.14

DEAFvibe HUB

Held on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month at the 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 you can try before you buy - ensuring you purchase the right equipment to meet your specific needs.

There will be a Welfare Rights Officer present on the day

Stafford Deaf Coffee Morning (SDCM) for BSL users.

Rising Brook Baptist Church

Burton Manor Square

Stafford

ST17 9LT

First Friday of every month: 10 - 12 noon

£3.00 entry fee - Free hot / cold drinks

Speakers are invited to give talks to the members.

BSL interpreters provided

Other communication support is available upon request.

For more information or to be added to the Newsletter Mailing list please email on stafforddeafcoffeemorning@yahoo.co.uk

05.02.14
image alt

DEAF DAY 2014

This event is held at the 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.

Stoke City Football Club
Britannia Stadium
Stanley Matthews Way
Stoke on Trent
ST4 4EG

For more information click here

05.09.14

DEAFvibe Cafe

We will be presenting the Hart Award and celebrating our continued volunteer support.

05.10.14

DEAFvibe HUB

Held on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month at the 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 you can try before you buy - ensuring you purchase the right equipment to meet your specific needs.

05.16.14

DEAFvibe HUB

Held on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month at the 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 you can try before you buy - ensuring you purchase the right equipment to meet your specific needs.

There will be a Welfare Rights Officer present on the day

Stafford Deaf Coffee Morning (SDCM) for BSL users.

Rising Brook Baptist Church

Burton Manor Square

Stafford

ST17 9LT

First Friday of every month: 10 - 12 noon

£3.00 entry fee - Free hot / cold drinks

Speakers are invited to give talks to the members.

BSL interpreters provided

Other communication support is available upon request.

For more information or to be added to the Newsletter Mailing list please email on stafforddeafcoffeemorning@yahoo.co.uk

06.06.14

DEAFvibe Cafe

DEAFvibe Cafe - The next DEAFvibe Cafe will be on Saturday June 14th at 11am - 3pm

Communication and breaking down the barriers.

Click here for more information

06.14.14

DEAFvibe HUB

Held on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month at the 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 you can try before you buy - ensuring you purchase the right equipment to meet your specific needs.

06.20.14

DEAFvibe HUB

Held on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month at the 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 you can try before you buy - ensuring you purchase the right equipment to meet your specific needs.

There will be a Welfare Rights Officer present on the day

Stafford Deaf Coffee Morning (SDCM) for BSL users.

Rising Brook Baptist Church

Burton Manor Square

Stafford

ST17 9LT

First Friday of every month: 10 - 12 noon

£3.00 entry fee - Free hot / cold drinks

Speakers are invited to give talks to the members.

BSL interpreters provided

Other communication support is available upon request.

For more information or to be added to the Newsletter Mailing list please email on stafforddeafcoffeemorning@yahoo.co.uk

07.04.14

DEAFvibe Cafe

More information about the cafe will appear here shortly

07.12.14

DEAFvibe HUB

Held on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month at the 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 you can try before you buy - ensuring you purchase the right equipment to meet your specific needs.

07.18.14

DEAFvibe HUB

Held on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month at the 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 you can try before you buy - ensuring you purchase the right equipment to meet your specific needs.

There will be a Welfare Rights Officer present on the day

Stafford Deaf Coffee Morning (SDCM) for BSL users.

Rising Brook Baptist Church

Burton Manor Square

Stafford

ST17 9LT

First Friday of every month: 10 - 12 noon

£3.00 entry fee - Free hot / cold drinks

Speakers are invited to give talks to the members.

BSL interpreters provided

Other communication support is available upon request.

For more information or to be added to the Newsletter Mailing list please email on stafforddeafcoffeemorning@yahoo.co.uk

08.01.14

DEAFvibe Cafe

MSpeaker: Joe Collins - Cut! Book Talk, History of my life in Deaf Broadcasting.

08.09.14

DEAFvibe HUB

Held on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month at the 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 you can try before you buy - ensuring you purchase the right equipment to meet your specific needs.

08.15.14

DEAFvibe HUB

Held on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month at the 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 you can try before you buy - ensuring you purchase the right equipment to meet your specific needs.

There will be a Welfare Rights Officer present on the day

Stafford Deaf Coffee Morning (SDCM) for BSL users.

Rising Brook Baptist Church

Burton Manor Square

Stafford

ST17 9LT

First Friday of every month: 10 - 12 noon

£3.00 entry fee - Free hot / cold drinks

Speakers are invited to give talks to the members.

BSL interpreters provided

Other communication support is available upon request.

For more information or to be added to the Newsletter Mailing list please email on stafforddeafcoffeemorning@yahoo.co.uk

09.05.14

DEAFvibe Cafe

More information about the cafe will appear here shortly

09.13.14

DEAFvibe HUB

Held on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month at the 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 you can try before you buy - ensuring you purchase the right equipment to meet your specific needs.

09.19.14

DEAFvibe HUB

Held on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month at the 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 you can try before you buy - ensuring you purchase the right equipment to meet your specific needs.

There will be a Welfare Rights Officer present on the day

Stafford Deaf Coffee Morning (SDCM) for BSL users.

Rising Brook Baptist Church

Burton Manor Square

Stafford

ST17 9LT

First Friday of every month: 10 - 12 noon

£3.00 entry fee - Free hot / cold drinks

Speakers are invited to give talks to the members.

BSL interpreters provided

Other communication support is available upon request.

For more information or to be added to the Newsletter Mailing list please email on stafforddeafcoffeemorning@yahoo.co.uk

10.03.14

DEAFvibe Cafe

Speaker: Elizabeth Jarrett & Dave Rushton from Staffordshire and Stoke-on-trent Healthwatch.

10.11.14

DEAFvibe HUB

Held on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month at the 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 you can try before you buy - ensuring you purchase the right equipment to meet your specific needs.

10.17.14

DEAFvibe HUB

Held on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month at the 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 you can try before you buy - ensuring you purchase the right equipment to meet your specific needs.

There will be a Welfare Rights Officer present on the day

Stafford Deaf Coffee Morning (SDCM) for BSL users.

Rising Brook Baptist Church

Burton Manor Square

Stafford

ST17 9LT

First Friday of every month: 10 - 12 noon

£3.00 entry fee - Free hot / cold drinks

Speakers are invited to give talks to the members.

BSL interpreters provided

Other communication support is available upon request.

For more information or to be added to the Newsletter Mailing list please email on stafforddeafcoffeemorning@yahoo.co.uk

11.07.14

DEAFvibe Cafe

More information about the cafe will appear here shortly

11.08.14

DEAFvibe HUB

Held on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month at the 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 you can try before you buy - ensuring you purchase the right equipment to meet your specific needs.

11.21.14

DEAFvibe HUB

Held on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month at the 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 you can try before you buy - ensuring you purchase the right equipment to meet your specific needs.

There will be a Welfare Rights Officer present on the day

Stafford Deaf Coffee Morning (SDCM) for BSL users.

Rising Brook Baptist Church

Burton Manor Square

Stafford

ST17 9LT

First Friday of every month: 10 - 12 noon

£3.00 entry fee - Free hot / cold drinks

Speakers are invited to give talks to the members.

BSL interpreters provided

Other communication support is available upon request.

For more information or to be added to the Newsletter Mailing list please email on stafforddeafcoffeemorning@yahoo.co.uk

12.05.14

DEAFvibe Cafe

More information about the cafe will appear here shortly

12.13.14

DEAFvibe HUB

NO DEAFvibe HUB due to Christmas Holiday. Next HUB date is 16th January 2014

.
12.19.14

DEAFvibe HUB

NO DEAFvibe HUB due to Christmas Holiday. Next HUB date is 16th January 2014

.
02.01.15

DEAFvibe HUB

Held on the 1st and 3rd Friday of every month at the 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 you can try before you buy - ensuring you purchase the right equipment to meet your specific needs.

01.16.15

Funding

Funding

Robbie Williams Give it Sum logo. Red and Yellow mobile phone shape with two white hands

Donate to DEAFvibe

Make a donation using Virgin Money Giving

Donate to DEAFvibe

Donate Button (Click here to visit our ways to donate page)

Donate to DEAFvibe

Recycle 4 Charity.co.uk

Click here to Recycle your empty injet / lasers cartridges and old mobiles to raise money for DEAFvibe!