Our Aim...

DEAFvibe aims to support people with a hearing and dual sensory loss as well as their families, friends and carers in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

It is DEAFvibe’s belief that all Deaf (BSL), Deaf with Speech, Hard of Hearing, Deafened and Deafblind people should be treated equally and with respect; that access to information & communication is provided without barriers or prejudice; and to promote 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 and inclusion 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

DEAFvibe Cafe: Saturday October 8th 2016

New Time: 9.30am - 1pm: Topic: Healthy Lifestyles - Entry Fee: £2.00. Click here for full information

British Sign Language

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Deaf Awareness

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Lipreading

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Local Interpreters

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Health Services

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Local Links

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Travel Services

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Out & About

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Support DEAFvibe

DEAFvibe 200 Club Image

This is an initiative to generate income for DEAFvibe and give participants regular chances to win some cash prizes.

There will be 12 monthly draws and the cash prizes will increase as the membership increases. I am sure the winners will be pleased with their winnings.

The rules are explained on the application form and it is simple to join. The commitment from the members is £1 a month (£12 a year paid in advance). This will give you much better odds of winning some cash than the National Lottery and you will be helping to raise essential funds for DEAFvibe. Click here for more information

DEAFvibe 200 Club

200 Club Winning Numbers for September 2016

Congratulations to the winners of the DEAFvibe 200 Club draw. The draw was held at the July Cafe in Bradwell Lodge. the winning numbers were:

1st Prize - Number 55

2nd Prize - Number 5

3rd Prize - Number 50

Cheques have been sent out to all the winners.

The next prize draw will take place at the August Cafe in Bradwell Lodge.

Latest News

**Important Notice DEAFvibe Craft Group**

DEAFvibe Craft Group has temporarily closed and will reopen on Tuesday 11th October from 1pm - 5pm at Bradwell Lodge Community Centre, Newcastle under Lyme.

**BSL FOR LEISURE IMPORTANT NOTICE**

There will not be a class on Wednesday evenings on Wednesday 31 August, 7th September and 21st September 2016.

**The next date we will be there is 14th September.**

DEAFvibe New ART Group

Click on the image below to download the information leaflet

DEAFvibe ART Group Information

NHS England’s Customer Contact Centre launches British Sign Language service

British Sign Language (BSL) users are now able to get in touch with NHS England’s Customer Contact Centre using a video call supported by a BSL interpreter. The new BSL service, operated by InterpreterNow, is available whenever the contact centre is open. The service can be accessed using a PC or laptop equipped with a webcam. A free app is also available for smartphone and tablet users. This technology will enable BSL users to communicate with us directly and independently – without having to rely on friends or family members.

**DEAFvibe Trustee Vacancy**

A vacancy has become available on the DEAFvibe Board of Trustees. Are you looking for a challenge and want to make a valuable contribution to a local deaf-led Charity in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent? We are looking for someone who is deaf, hard of hearing and / or someone who has a wide range of skills, experience and expertise in working with deaf or deafblind people.

Click on the links to download the Trustee Advertisement (PDF) and Application Form (MS Word).

DEAFvibe Trip to Blackpool

DEAFvibe organised a trip to Blackpool to see the Illuminations. Andrew Dawson, the DEAFvibe Volunteer Co-ordinator has written an account of the day, which was enjoyed by everyone that went on the trip. Click here to read the full story

DEAF HOPE

FOR HELP TEXT 07970 350366

DeafHope is the only sign-language based service designed to help Deaf women and children who suffer domestic violence.

Click here for more information

Dates for your diary

Are you interested in becoming a DEAFvibe Volunteer?

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Funding

Funding

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Recycle 4 Charity.co.uk

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