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!

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 

 

Hello and Goodbye – Holly Curless

Hello and Goodbye – Holly Curless

Hi, my name is Holly. I am an interpreting student at Heriot Watt University in Scotland. I’ve been on work placement here in Derby for the last 3 months. As part of the placement, I was volunteering with Deafinitely one day a week. I provided general support in the...

Xmas Jumper Day!

Xmas Jumper Day!

🎄☃️💮Our team meeting 'Xmas Jumper!' We manage to have a Christmas quiz in two teams Santa Belle and Green Hollies....in the end, we just became one big team! #deafinitelywomen #charity #workingremotely #deaf #BSL #captions #deafwomen

Deaf-initely Women: Freedom Programme

Deaf-initely Women: Freedom Programme

WHO IS IT FOR? For you as a deaf and hard of hearing woman who has a partner or an ex-partner who: Make you feel afraid or frightened? Make you feel controlled? Are jealous and not trusting you? Forces you to have sex when you don’t want to? Tells you what to do and...

We have over 1k followers!

We have over 1k followers!

We have 992 likes...see if we can stretch it to over 1k likes? Please invite and share with all your friends to celebrate our 1k mark!  Deaf-initely Women’s Community Support Group is growing with 183 members - you can share your news, advice and giving ideas to all...

Derbyshire Live – update news

Derbyshire Live – update news

Derby and Derbyshire have been put into Tier 3 it was revealed this was partly due to concerns over the pressure on the local NHS. Tier 3 measures mean a ban on households mixing, except in limited circumstances such as parks. Bars and restaurants will be limited to...

Derbyshire County Council: Disability and carers benefits

Derbyshire County Council: Disability and carers benefits

If you have difficulty with your personal care or getting around, you may be able to claim: • Disability Living Allowance - if you’re under 16 • Personal Independence Payment - if you’re 16 or over but under pension age (Women under 65) • Attendance Allowance - if...

Xmas Wreath Workshop

Xmas Wreath Workshop

🎄Beautiful Xmas wreaths made by Stephanie Grimshaw.🎄 She delivered the Xmas Wreath workshop a few weeks ago. Besides, a few technical issues during the workshop - but the outcome of making a wreath is outstanding! #deafinitelywomen #charity #deaf #hardofhearing...

Office closed during Christmas

Office closed during Christmas

Our office will closed from 18th December and re-open on 4th January 2021. Keep safe everyone - merry xmas and a happy new year for 2021! https://youtu.be/6UtJYz4J9KQ

Mosca’s fulfilled a life-long dream

Mosca’s fulfilled a life-long dream

Mosca’s fulfilled a life-long dream When I looked at my ten-year-old daughter watching me, I knew it had been worth the struggle... Perhaps a little background would help illustrate why this moment was such a milestone? At the age of ten, because of an inspirational...

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