Welcome to deaf-initely women

Deaf-initely Women is run and governed by deaf and hard of hearing women. Deaf-initely Women serves all deaf and hard of hearing women in Derby, Derbyshire and beyond.

We give each other emotional strength to help us to cope with our working and family lives and provide opportunities for deaf and hard of hearing women to gain confidence and experience new things. Our group includes all deaf and hard of hearing women from the age of 18+ and with varying degrees of deafness and communication needs.

Stronger together!

please note

During this difficult time, all our events and activities are cancelled/postponed during March and April.

All other future events will be confirmed nearer the time, please keep checking updates on Facebook or Twitter.

Workshops and classes

Enrol onto our FREE workshops and classes

Join us! It's FREE to join.

Would you like to get involved with our group? 

Work/Volunteer for us

 We could not run our activities without the help of our amazing volunteers and staff.  Would you like to make a difference too?

About Deaf-initely Women

Deaf-initely Women brings deaf and hard of hearing women together.  Getting together helps us grow in confidence and we gain support from each other.

How to become the new you!

 Do you feel isolated?  Do you want to feel more independent and confident?

Brillant deaf and hard of hearing women!

We are always busy running events, classes and workshops for our members.  Find out what we have been up to.

Deaf Women Matter!  

Deaf-initely Women has successfully obtained funding from the Big Lottery Fund to fund an innovative project: Deaf Women Matter! Skills for Life project. The purpose of this project is to enable deaf and hard of hearing women to:

Build confidence

Become emotionally and financially stronger to cope in their personal, working and family lives.

Take up opportunities for to gain new experiences

Take up work and volunteering opportunities

Latest News 

 

Deaf-initely Women’s Special note: Yoga saved Kavita

Deaf-initely Women’s Special note: Yoga saved Kavita

⭐Deaf-initely Women's special note⭐: Yoga saved Kavita. It bought her to a state of calm and helped her regain her true sense of self. It helped her to remember to simply breathe and be. The physical asana and meditation helped Kavita overcome her anxiety and inspired...

How to use the Zoom with PowerPoint

How to use the Zoom with PowerPoint

https://youtu.be/v2JV1jZjsmU Transcript of video Hello! Today I am going to show you how to use PowerPoint and Zoom side by side. When you join a Zoom meeting, the PowerPoint (or screen share) will always be large on your screen. Your video and other people's videos...

#WhereIsTheInterpreter campaign

https://www.facebook.com/stephen.robinson22/videos/10219226104742827 Please Support to #WhereIsTheInterpreter And Support us for more Letters to 10 Downing Street on this Friday Deadline on Wednesday 14th October 2020 by 4 pm Please TEXT 07957627714 with on your Name...

September Newsletter is here

September Newsletter is here

Please click on this link to get the full newsletter. https://www.deafinitelywomen.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/DW_Newsletter_Sept20-v1.pdf  

Zoom – UPDATE

Zoom – UPDATE

**NEW – Zoom is rolling out a new update Version: 5.2.3, which includes multi-pins and spotlight. This way, we can spotlight on presenter/work and one or two BSL interpreters. Please update your Zoom now for a better quality workshop!**

‘What is drawing?’ by Sam Saxton

‘What is drawing?’ by Sam Saxton

A sneaky look at the recent workshop on ‘What is drawing?’ Sam set up many different challenges on what is drawing with using coffee as an ink! It was great fun! #deafinitelywomen #deaf #BSL #hearingloss #arts Look at this fabulous piece of work done by a couple of...

Molly in her running gear!

Molly in her running gear!

🏃‍♀️Molly and her Communication Guide in a fantastic colourful outfit, went out running after work! Well done for keeping fit! The ideal time to get fit again with Zoomacise! #fitness #deafinitelywomen #deafwomen #deaf #BSL #hardofhearing #hearingloss

‘A new journey to  the Deaf world’ by Steph Bennett

‘A new journey to the Deaf world’ by Steph Bennett

A new journey to the Deaf world I lost my hearing mid-way through my University degree. At 19; it was terrifying but also I was clue-less. I ignorantly had no idea it was possible to lose your hearing overnight. I just thought I had a really bad head cold and didn’t...

Community Fund Lottery:  We are doing really well!

Community Fund Lottery: We are doing really well!

Molly O’Brien has recently evaluated the Deaf Women Matters project. It found that we have exceeded our agreed targets set by the National Lottery Community Fund.  For example: • 466 deaf women have registered onto our courses • We have delivered 27 workshops and...

A new member has joined the Deaf-initely Women team

A new member has joined the Deaf-initely Women team

Deborah Lush has joined our team as the Deaf Abuse Free Personal Navigational Support worker Deborah has some years of experience working and volunteering at Derbyshire Police Headquarters. She will be a valuable asset to all Deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing women...

Deaf Blind Grannie Blog

Deaf Blind Grannie Blog

I have recently become a Grannie, (Nanna Chris), for the first time. I was so so excited when Charlie was born, during the early days of Lockdown. His arrival brought lots of much needed😁🥰. I am really enjoying watching him develop and interact. You may notice in the...

NEW: DEaf Abuse Free Project

NEW: DEaf Abuse Free Project

As a result of our recent research project, Deaf Abuse Free project has been created to educate deaf women on how to protect themselves in relationships as well as providing one-to-one support when accessing information or specialist abuse services. The project is...

Basic Creative Writing: Blogging Workshops

Basic Creative Writing: Blogging Workshops

Sahera Khan is a Muslim, Deaf & BSL Writer/Creator, Artist/Actress, Filmmaker & YouTuber. She delivered two workshops for deaf women who were enjoying how to write/video/blog in different blogging styles. She made it easy for us to understand. One participant...

Updating your email for Deaf-initely Women’s newsletter

Updating your email for Deaf-initely Women’s newsletter

We are updating our newsletter via Mailchimp – to all our current members, but first we need you to re-confirm your opt in/subscribe with us. We would love for you to opt in/subscribe with us!  Once you sign up, this will help stop your newsletter going into spam/junk...

Derbyshire County Council Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Derbyshire County Council Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Please click on the link below to find out the update of Coronavirus (COVID-19) from Derbyshire County Council's website. https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/social-health/health-and-wellbeing/health-protection/disease-control/coronavirus/coronavirus-covid-19.aspx

Enjoy summer safely from DHSC

Enjoy summer safely from DHSC

A clear video from Department of Health and Social Care - DHSC They are working hard to ensure public health measures are accessible and inclusive. Enjoy your summer safely. https://www.facebook.com/389626571786172/videos/333034564400574

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