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 

 

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...

www.hearingaid.org.uk interview with Molly O’Brien

www.hearingaid.org.uk interview with Molly O’Brien

The Interview Sessions: Molly O'Brien - One of the superwomen behind the Deaf-initely Women Charity Molly O'Brien talks to Hearing Aid UK about how driven she and her colleagues are to supporting and inspiring women who may be feeling or have been discriminated...

Deaf-initely Women Community Support Group

Deaf-initely Women Community Support Group

Definitely Women have created a new group for women who are deaf, deafblind, hard of hearing and any hearing loss. Every Thursday 2-3pm - we will be around on Facebook group but most of us will be using Zoom - more private and able to see each other with subtitle....

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...

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