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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...

Domestic violence and disabled people – Community Care News

Domestic violence and disabled people – Community Care News

An article written by Charlotte Carter from Community Care has found that disabled people were nearly three times more likely to experience domestic abuse last year than non-disabled people via The Office for National Statistics data. In the year ending March 2020,...

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...

3 months programme

3 months programme

https://www.deafinitelywomen.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/2021-Programme-Jan-March-v1b.pdf

Hello and Goodbye – Holly Curless

Hello and Goodbye – Holly Curless

Hi, my name is Holly. I am an interpreting student at Heriot Watt University in Scotland. I’ve been on work placement here in Derby for the last 3 months. As part of the placement, I was volunteering with Deafinitely one day a week. I provided general support in the...

Deaf-initely Women: Freedom Programme

Deaf-initely Women: Freedom Programme

WHO IS IT FOR? For you as a deaf and hard of hearing woman who has a partner or an ex-partner who: Make you feel afraid or frightened? Make you feel controlled? Are jealous and not trusting you? Forces you to have sex when you don’t want to? Tells you what to do and...

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