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

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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 


Life at home – by Rachel Shaw

Life at home – by Rachel Shaw

A short blog about life at home.... How things have changed so quickly, before all this coronavirus became big news. It all started when our middle son Adam started having a mild cough but well enough to go to school and we thought nothing of it. (Just so you know, he...

New facebook group

New facebook group

This difficult time for everybody, we just want to share and let you know - although the events and activities are cancel/postponed - we still like to keep in touch...please do keep in touch, as we will be working from home. We are considering making another facebook...

Yoga with Kavita

Yoga with Kavita

Amazing photos of last week workshop: Yogo with Kavita: Kavita Chana. Deaf and hard of hearing women were thoroughly enjoying themselves. They had full communication access with loop system, electronic notetaker and BSL/voiceover....

One of the staff did the good deed of the day!

We are all so proud of Suzie, who is Office and Volunteers Administrator for Deaf-initely Women. She gave a homeless man a hot cup of tea and sausage cob this morning on her way to work...... "You should seen his face. It was priceless!".....What a wonderful kind gift...

Free Legal Advice

Thanks to everyone who made the Legal Advice day possible for deaf and hard of hearing people to seek advice. Thanks to Association of Lipspeakers; Chesterfield Citizens Advice; Communications Unlimited; Deaf-initely Women; Derbyshire Law Centre; Derbyshire Unemployed...

Free Legal advice on Saturday 1st February by Aga Latif

https://www.deafinitelywomen.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/DWFLAD1.mp4 For deaf and hard of hearing people "Hello my name is Aga Latif from Deaf-initely Women. We want to let you know, Derbyshire Law Centre, Deaf-initely Women and BDA finally agreed new date for...

Funding Success! Tampon Tax Community Fund

Deaf-initely Women is pleased to announce its funding success from The Community Foundation for Staffordshire as part of the Tampon Tax Community Fund. Thank you CFS! We will be bringing back Kellie Moody to put on another successful workshop on how to apply Christmas...

The highlight of Deaf-initely Women in 2019!

The highlight of Deaf-initely Women in 2019!

Few photographs to highlight the last year events, although there are too many to add on here! The feedbacks from these various events, classes, workshops were all positives with few suggestions for improvement. Deaf-initely Women hope everyone enjoyed themselves,...

Happy New Year for 2020!

Happy New Year for 2020!

We hope you all had a lovely break over Christmas and New Year. We are all back in our office from next week and we will have a lot to organise for more events, workshops, classes up and running this year. We will be sending out newsletters for February edition - so...

Merry xmas everyone!

Merry xmas everyone!

Just to let you know that we are closing our office on 13th December and we will be re-opening on 9th January. We should have a lot of fresh new events, workshops and classes throughout next few months. Most important message to all of you, is to keep warm and be...

New Relay for Deaf UK

New NGT is out! Called 'Relay UK' I've downloaded the app...has anybody tried it yet? New mobile/tablet phone communication tool for deaf and hard of hearing people to ring hearing people. #relayuk #ngtlite #ngt #deaf #hardofhearing #deafinitelywomen #communication...

New events/workshops 2020

We will be announcing new 2020 events/workshops - we are currently finalising plans and so close to be confirm the new events/workshop taking place. The announcement will be send out to all our board committee members and members with Deaf-initely Women. Watch this...

Free Legal Advice for deaf and hard of hearing people

With difficult decision, that we had to cancelled this event due to bad flooding in most part across Derbyshire and Midlands. However all the sponsor and supporters including:- British Deaf Associates, Derbyshire Law Centre, Derbyshire County Council, Elliot Mather...

Coffee Morning with Digital Support

Coffee Morning with Digital Support

This is an excellent opportunities to meet James Land - from Derbyshire Police Cyber Crime Unit is coming to Deaf-initely Women office in Belper for our coffee and homemade cake mornings. James will be working with a small groups of deaf women to give advice, set up...

Newsletter Autumn 2019

Here are our newsletter for Autumn 2019. We hope you will enjoy reading them. If you would like to received newsletter - please get in touch and join our membership for free. Autumn2019  

Newsletter – Autumn

Our new second electronic newsletter for Autumn will be coming out very soon. This newsletter will feature news and future events. Watch this space!

Digital Support

Digital Support

After our event with Keeping Safety Online - few weeks ago. James Land offer to all our members for small group/1-2-1 digital support. He will help us to set up Holly Guard and privacy settings. This is an opportunity not to be missed!

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