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We are the umbrella body for the voluntary and community sector in Southwark. We support charities, community groups and individuals through capacity building, networks and training.

Deaf Awareness Workshops – Ongoing

  • Start: 29th November, 2022 @ 11:00AM
  • End: 20th December, 2022 @ 1:30PM
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Do you or your staff regularly work, or come into contact with people who are deaf or have a hearing loss? Being deaf aware is a great way to promote inclusion and improving access for deaf people and those with a hearing loss.

Did you know that in the UK, 1 in 6 people have some degree of hearing loss? that’s about 10 million people!

The Deaf Awareness workshops from Empowering Deaf Society are a great opportunity for you and your staff to break down the barriers that most deaf people face by developing Deaf Awareness and accessibility.

Session content

This workshop consists of two one hour Zoom sessions.

Part one is an hour presentation introducing the issues and barriers faced by deaf people whilst highlighting strategies to improve your understanding of the challenges facing deaf people and improving your communication skills with colleagues, customers and service users who are affected with a hearing loss.

These sessions are running:

  • Tuesday 29 November 11am
  • Tuesday 20 December 11am

Part two is another one hour session giving you an Introduction to British Sign Language Skills to use when communicating with the Deaf Community.

These sessions are running:

  • Tuesday 29 November 12.30pm
  • Tuesday 20 December 12.30pm

Participants must have attended the first part to be able to book on to second hour.

How to book

Book your free place via their website, or contact them directly for more information:

Main Contact: Jane Housden
Email: Jane@empoweringdeafsociety.org.uk
Telephone: 0208 215 4710

About the trainer

Empowering Deaf Society (EDS) is a deaf-led Charity, dedicated to improving the quality of life for deaf people.

Central to their aim is equal access, ensuring that standards improve for deaf people is imperative, access to information, justice and knowledge is key for any society to succeed.  They want to bring about a change and work towards an integrated and cohesive society.