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 

 

Deaf-initely Women Football – Alfreton and Derby

Deaf-initely Women Football – Alfreton and Derby

Next session for Alfreton, Somerlea Park is on Tues 4th May 6-7pm. (Monday 3rd May is Bank Holiday) Next session for Derby is on Friday 7th May 6-7pm. FREE for all deaf and hard of hearing women. #deafinitelywomen #womenfootball #deaf #hardofhearing #derbyshire

Deaf Awareness Week – 3rd-9th May 2021

Deaf Awareness Week – 3rd-9th May 2021

🌺Deaf Awareness Week 2021 3rd – 9th May 2021 – ‘Coming Though it Together’ More details from Deaf Council: click here #DAW2021 #deafinitelywomen #deafwomen #deaf #BSL #hardofhearing #hearingloss #captions #derbyshire #charityUK

Alfreton Deaf-initely Women’s Football!

Alfreton Deaf-initely Women’s Football!

Great picture! Deaf and hard of hearing women playing football in Alfreton last Monday 19th April 2021...They are running every two weeks at Somerlea Park at 6pm. Derby will be running from Friday 23rd April every two weeks at Landau Forte College at 6pm. See...

A beautiful memory cushion – by Kirsty

A beautiful memory cushion – by Kirsty

Making a memory cushion, feedback: 'It was so enjoyable to learn and create my first memory cushion. I was glad to put my old fabrics to use and now feeling creative and eager to make more. I wonderfully gifted my cushion to my mother who loved it. Thank you' Fabulous...

JOB VACANCY: Join our team!

JOB VACANCY: Join our team!

Part-time As Safe As Houses Community worker (14 hours a week) Fixed-term until 31.3.2022 with a possible extension subject to securing new funding. Deaf-initely Women is currently recruiting a Community Worker to work for As Safe As Houses project. The post holder...

New funding project! As Safe As House!

New funding project! As Safe As House!

Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s Vulnerability Fund Deaf-initely Women team were delighted after they heard that we were successful with our funding, the project is called 'As Safe As Houses', to ensure deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind women are safe in...

Workshops/Events coming soon!

Workshops/Events coming soon!

Lip-reading for hard of hearing Wednesday 14th April | 10am-12noon Coping with loss workshop with Trudi Collier Thursday 29th April | 6.30-8.30pm Sugar-craft cake decoration Friday 7th May | 10am-1pm Living with low mood with Trudi Collier Wednesday 12th May |...

Volunteers

Volunteers

We are hoping to welcome volunteers back to our office. They will have the opportunity to get involved in organising events/workshops if the Roadmap continues to ease the lockdown restrictions in England. We are looking at welcoming deaf women to volunteer from June...

We are making plans to reopen our office

We are making plans to reopen our office

Deaf-initely Women is planning for all staff to gradually return to our office.  We are looking forward to welcoming all staff and volunteers back into our office. Hopefully, we are making plans again for future face-to-face workshops which are COVID-19 secure. We...

Survey – Are you struggling to pay your bills?

Survey – Are you struggling to pay your bills?

If so, tell us of the difficulties you are having by completing our online survey.  Don’t worry it is confidential. This will help us to plan and work with our partners on how best to support deaf women who are struggling to make ends meet.  The deadline to complete...

Deaf-initely Women’s Football – Sport England

Deaf-initely Women’s Football – Sport England

Welcome to Melissa, a new football coach for Derby for deaf and hard of hearing women! There are three deaf female football coaches, Karen and Cheryl (coaching in the Alfreton/Clay Cross area) and Melissa (coaching in the Derby city area). They are looking forward to...

Deaf Women’s Digi-hub update. New website coming soon!

Deaf Women’s Digi-hub update. New website coming soon!

Spring Derbyshire is supporting deaf and hard of hearing women to make changes.   This new exciting website was created with funding from Comic Relief in partnership with The Clothworker Foundation and Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.  This website shows many videos in BSL...

My journey with Asian Deaf Women Association – by Sarla

My journey with Asian Deaf Women Association – by Sarla

Deaf-initely Women asked me to write a blog, about my life experience and my journey with Asian Deaf Women Association. I was born in India. At six months old I came to the UK in 1966. I have a big family - five brothers and one sister. My two eldest brothers are...

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