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DEaf Abuse Free Service

DEaf Abuse Free service

For deaf, deafblind, and hard of hearing women living in Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire who are experiencing or have experienced abuse, we provide a range of free services:

  • One-to-one support service
  • Independent Domestic Violence Advocacy
  • Independent Sexual Violence Advocacy (Derby/shire only)
  • Community outreach
  • Court work
  • Workshops
  • One-to-one sessions (Freedom Programme) on types of abusers and their behaviours. Learn how to protect yourself for future relationships
  • Provision of free safety equipment, for e.g. Video doorbell.  (Eligibility criteria applies. Please contact us first)

Who is this for?

Women who are:

  • Deaf, whose first language is BSL
  • deaf
  • hard of hearing
  • deafblind
  • experiencing acquired hearing loss
  • BaHa / Cochlear Implant users.

This also includes those who:

  • LGBT+
  • Black and Minority Ethnic
  • Have disabilities and/or health conditions.

All support sessions and workshops are inclusive with having BSL interpreters, and captions.

Different types of abuse in BSL

Please visit Spring Derbyshire – Supporting you to make changes to find out more about the different types of abuse.



Text or Video WhatsApp:   
07960 056 746

01773 828233

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18001 01773 828233

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