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”.
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.
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!
Stafford Deaf Coffee Morning (SDCM) for BSL users.
Rising Brook Baptist Church
Burton Manor Square
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.
Stafford Deaf Coffee Morning are supported by DEAFvibe,
We are in partnership with SDCM and we manages the accounts and book speakers on behalf of this group.
DEAFvibe have also secured funding for SDCM to allow their coffee morning meetings to continue.
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.
We have combined the morning and the afternoon cafés into one longer café every 2nd Saturday of the month. We feel everyone will benefit with the longer hours to be able to chat more and have speakers or workshops as well.
WHEN? Every 2nd Saturday of each month
WHERE? Newcastle under Lyme Library, Ironmarket, Newcastle under Lyme ST5 1AT
TIME? 11am - 3pm with speakers from 12 noon - 2pm
Communication support will be:
2 x BSL interpreters
1 x Electronic Notetaker
1 x Lipspeaker
Other communication support is available on request such as Deafblind Interpreters or lipspeakers
Please tell us your communication needs.
Entry Fee : £3.00.
Free Drinks and Biscuits.
(Lunch is not provided)
All the money goes towards the running of the cafes in the future. Communication support cost a lot of money and we need to find over £10,000 every year to pay for this.
We are applying for new funds for 2014 - Fingers crossed we will be successful!
Donations to DEAFvibe are welcomed, every penny goes to the running of the Cafe and Hub.