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 

 

Videos – coming soon!

Videos – coming soon!

A couple of videos are being outsourced outside our organisation and we know it is taking us a bit longer to wait. However, we'd like to thank to all those who are patiently waiting, we want to ensure the videos are setting up the best accessibility for all deaf, hard...

Watercolour Art with Shauna Flanningan

Watercolour Art with Shauna Flanningan

This took place on a relaxing Sunday afternoon on 26th July. Shauna is a qualified teacher and artist. She explained various ways to use watercolours on different texture paper. She used one technique including sewing - we never knew that! Shauna showed us how to...

Update for our office

Update for our office

We are waiting for a clear guideline about when we can re-open our office. At the moment, there are on-going discussions with Managing Director, members of committee and team, along with risk assessment plan. The initial draft plans from risk assessments are, we may...

Abstract Art with Rubbena Aurangzeb-Tariq

Abstract Art with Rubbena Aurangzeb-Tariq

This took place on Monday 13th July via Zoom workshop. This one was quite a different challenge as this took place over 4 hours event. Rubbena (MA) is a professional artist and a freelance art psychodynamic psychotherapist. It was so interesting and informative to...

Protecting ourselves at the Strutts Centre in Belper

Protecting ourselves at the Strutts Centre in Belper

Alison White, the electronic notetaker, was keeping herself well protected with headshield, facemask and typing away behind the partition board at the Strutts Centre. I have asked her if she could sneak around for me to take a picture of her, so she did by popping her...

Learning a new skill in lockdown

Learning a new skill in lockdown

British Deaf Association to create a number of videos for people to learn the skill. The hashtag was #NewSkillChallenge posts were seen by 42,350 people during their 2 weeks campaign. Well done to those who created this fantastic free support and challenge of learning...

Derbyshire Times

Derbyshire Times

£1m emergency investment saves Derbyshire's cultural sector in lockdown Emergency funding of more than a million pounds has been awarded to Derbyshire’s theatre groups, museums and other cultural bodies to keep them going amid the coronavirus lockdown. The Arts...

Life at home (part-two) – by Rachel Shaw

Life at home (part-two) – by Rachel Shaw

Here I am, still working from home and still eating loads. I thought I share my experience of living and working from home. A considerable amount has changed in our household since the lockdown. From home-schooling the children to getting them ready for their actual...

Highly Commended award for Deaf-initely Women!

Highly Commended award for Deaf-initely Women!

Deaf-initely Women is thrilled to be highly commended as a Small Charity creating a big impact for deaf and hard of hearing women in Derby and Derbyshire. The East Midlands Charity Awards ceremony took place on Thursday 11th June, 2020. The Winners and Highly...

Deaf Women’s Art goes online!

Deaf Women’s Art goes online!

We have been successful in securing funding from the Arts Council England to fund new online arts-based workshops. We will be putting on painting, photography and creative writing workshops. So, watch this space! Deaf Women’s Art goes online! #artscouncilengland...

🌺🌟Deaf-initely Women is a finalist!🌟🌺

🌺🌟Deaf-initely Women is a finalist!🌟🌺

Everyone at Deaf-initely Women is delighted to have reached the final stage of the East Midlands Charity Awards 2020 as a Small Charity, Big Impact AND finalists for the Best Social and Digital Media award. Teresa Waldron, Manager, said "We are very proud to have been...

Contact Us

6 + 13 =