Family Deaf Day Event 2017

Following feedback from the National See Me, Hear Me event in 2016, DEAFvibe's Deaf Day for 2017 will be a local event held at the Bradwell Lodge Community Centre, Bradwell Lane, Porthill, Newcastle-under-Lyme ST5 8PS on Saturday 9th September 2017 from 10am - 3pm to enable families to attend.

Places are limited due to the size of the Hall at Bradwell Lodge - Exhibitors are accepted on a first come, first served basis.  Venue is fully accessible with car parking at the rear. Exhibitors can unload from the rear into the main Hall.

Cost to all exhibitors is £15 per table. 

 This is your opportunity to promote your services to deaf, hard of hearing, deafened and Deafblind people living in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.  It is also open to families, carers and friends and professionals as well as those who have other disabilities.  

 This event is FREE to members of the public. 

 Drinks will be available for self-purchase on the day (CASH ONLY). 

*** Feel free to bring your own lunch as we are unable to serve food however there will be cakes on sale as made by DEAFvibe Volunteers ***

Deaf Day Event 2018

Each year, DEAFvibe organises a national “See Me, Hear Me” Deaf Day event which takes place during Deaf Awareness Week.

This next event will be held on Thursday 19th April 2018 at the Stoke City Football Club, Britannia Stadium, Stanley Matthews Way, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 4EG, which is easily accessible from the M6 (J15), A50 (Derby / Buxton) and A500 & A34 routes. Click here for the Press Release for the 2018 Event

We invite a range of local and national organisations to hold exhibition stands on the day to promote their services to the general public. This is an opportunity for deaf, hard of hearing, deafened and Deafblind people as well as their families, carers and friends and professionals working to gain a range of information on deafness, equipment advice and support.

BSL Interpreters, Electronic Notetakers, Lipspeakers and Deafblind Communicator Guides will be available on the day. If you have any other communication needs, please let us know. If you require any information in Braille please let us know in advance so that we can arrange this for you on the day.

BSL Tours of the Stoke City Football Club will also take place on the day – book your place at the DEAFvibe Stand when you arrive! Places are available on a first come, first served basis. Book your place at the DEAFvibe Stand when you arrive.

Food and drinks will be available for self-purchase (cash only) on the day.

If you are interested in having an exhibition stand at the event, please register your interest at

Click here to download the Deaf Day 2018 Press Release

Click here to download the Deaf Day Event 2018 Flyer/Poster

Click here to download the Exhibitors Attending the Deaf Day Event

Click here to download the list of raffle prizes

Click here to download the list of Presentations

Previous Deaf Day Exhibitor Comments

Amanda Fry: Cancer Information and Support Specialist, Macmillan Cancer Support

We had a brilliant day at the See me, hear me day in Stoke and felt it was a great opportunity to meet deaf people that didn’t previously know about our service and the ways in which we can support them. It was also brilliant for networking with other organisations.


We attended as exhibitors 8th May 2015 and found the day well organised, great venue, with lots of interesting information about other services. It was a good opportunity to make contacts with other people and think about how we can work together in the future to improve services and support good working relationships.

Herbert Klein: Communication Facilitator for Deaf Adult and Children, Young People and Family Services

Well done to you for your good organised for a venue, friendly people around and shared the information others. I would like to say big thank you for your hard work.

John Leigh: Newcastle Lions

Our opportunity to meet many organisations concerned with the problems of the deaf, all together in one place at one time. A useful and constructive day

Claire Bishop ASSIST Interpreter: Staffordshire County Council, ASSIST, Specialist Support Service

Another great See Me Hear Me day organised by DeafVibe; it’s wonderful to see an event that specifically looks at the needs of deaf people in and around Staffordshire. A wide variety of stall holders, from near and far, addressing many issues that can or may affect a deaf person’s life. Well done to everyone involved in organising the event. Looking forward to being with you again next year, for what I am sure will be bigger and better.

Jeannie Hoddinott: Marketing Officer: Time to Quit NHS Stop Smoking Service Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust

I thought the event was very well organised and had over 50 other specialised team also attend. We managed to get 3 to 4 referrals throughout day but also did some networking with other teams in attendance, we also acquired details of a service which we could possibly use if needing an interpreter in a clinic setting.

Lorna Park: Project Officer: Challenge North Staffs Staffordshire North & Stoke CAB

An event not to be missed for any organisation which wants connect with hearing impaired people. The provision of BSL signers and lip speakers to aid communication was brilliant. It was a very well organised event and lots of people came along on the day

Lee Owen: Community Development Coordinator: Staffordshire & Stoke -on-Trent Partnership NHS Trust (SSOTP)

Deaf Day is really useful to organisations like the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust (SSOTP) as it allows us another opportunity to communicate about the services and support that the SSOTP offer, to individuals and their families that have partial Deafness or that are Deaf or Deafblind. It also allows some amazing network opportunities and educates people about the latest available support for anything that is partial deafness, deaf or deafblind related.

LISA BURROWS: City Primary Care Link Co-ordinator North Staffs Carers Association

Thank you again for the invite to yet another fabulous "See Me, Hear Me Deaf Day event .. North Staffs Carers Association has attended these events since your launch and have found them to be very beneficial not only for networking but also by helping people who are in a informal Carers within Caring role with support and information. We hope that their will be many more of these See Me, Hear Me" events in the future.

Claire Bowen: POWhER

The See Me, Hear Me Deaf Day is a very enjoyable day, with a good mix of stalls and information from local organisations. I would encourage people to attend this event to find out more about services that could assist them.

Sign4U Communications Ltd

Sign4U Communicationd Ltd enjoyed a fantastic day meeting and networking with good friends and lots of new faces at the brilliantly organised Deaf Vibe event. Even the inclement weather didn't put people off coming to see what was on offer, with the event being even bigger, busier and better than the year before. We can't wait to come back again in 2016. Thank you to all involved.

Morag & Jan: Talk With Sign Books

Had a great day, very well organised, well attended and we would love to come again next year.

Jane Clarke: Hearing Therapist, UHNS

Great to see a diverse range of stands brought together for ease of access. Equipment, services, activities and information all easily accessable. The day goes from strength to strength and we hope to be part of it every year.

Sally Wright: Head of Business Development, Deafblind UK

We thought the ‘See Me Hear Me’ event was a well organised and well attended event, with plenty of support for people who required it. We were fortunate enough to speak to lots of interesting people from a wide range of Organisations and we feel the event has helped us to raise awareness and the profile of Deafblind UK and people with sensory loss in general.

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