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 

 

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...

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...

We have over 1k followers!

We have over 1k followers!

We have 992 likes...see if we can stretch it to over 1k likes? Please invite and share with all your friends to celebrate our 1k mark!  Deaf-initely Women’s Community Support Group is growing with 183 members - you can share your news, advice and giving ideas to all...

Derbyshire County Council: Disability and carers benefits

Derbyshire County Council: Disability and carers benefits

If you have difficulty with your personal care or getting around, you may be able to claim: • Disability Living Allowance - if you’re under 16 • Personal Independence Payment - if you’re 16 or over but under pension age (Women under 65) • Attendance Allowance - if...

Mosca’s fulfilled a life-long dream

Mosca’s fulfilled a life-long dream

Mosca’s fulfilled a life-long dream When I looked at my ten-year-old daughter watching me, I knew it had been worth the struggle... Perhaps a little background would help illustrate why this moment was such a milestone? At the age of ten, because of an inspirational...

Mindfulness: Four videos are available to watch

Mindfulness: Four videos are available to watch

Mindfulness: Four videos are available to watch. Please head over to our video blog page. There are four topics in the mindfulness videos: www.deafinitelywomen.org.uk/video-vlog What is mindfulness Where do negative thoughts come from Managing negative thoughts Be...

DEaf Abuse-Free – Information are out now

DEaf Abuse-Free – Information are out now

Are you being bullied, harassed or abused by a partner, relative, a friend or your neighbour? We may be able to help you 1-2-1 support service Our support worker will meet with you to discuss the problems you are having and she will help you to access support and...

Deaf-initely Women’s Special note: Yoga saved Kavita

Deaf-initely Women’s Special note: Yoga saved Kavita

⭐Deaf-initely Women's special note⭐: Yoga saved Kavita. It bought her to a state of calm and helped her regain her true sense of self. It helped her to remember to simply breathe and be. The physical asana and meditation helped Kavita overcome her anxiety and inspired...

How to use the Zoom with PowerPoint

How to use the Zoom with PowerPoint

https://youtu.be/v2JV1jZjsmU Transcript of video Hello! Today I am going to show you how to use PowerPoint and Zoom side by side. When you join a Zoom meeting, the PowerPoint (or screen share) will always be large on your screen. Your video and other people's videos...

‘What is drawing?’ by Sam Saxton

‘What is drawing?’ by Sam Saxton

A sneaky look at the recent workshop on ‘What is drawing?’ Sam set up many different challenges on what is drawing with using coffee as an ink! It was great fun! #deafinitelywomen #deaf #BSL #hearingloss #arts Look at this fabulous piece of work done by a couple of...

Molly in her running gear!

Molly in her running gear!

🏃‍♀️Molly and her Communication Guide in a fantastic colourful outfit, went out running after work! Well done for keeping fit! The ideal time to get fit again with Zoomacise! #fitness #deafinitelywomen #deafwomen #deaf #BSL #hardofhearing #hearingloss

‘A new journey to  the Deaf world’ by Steph Bennett

‘A new journey to the Deaf world’ by Steph Bennett

A new journey to the Deaf world I lost my hearing mid-way through my University degree. At 19; it was terrifying but also I was clue-less. I ignorantly had no idea it was possible to lose your hearing overnight. I just thought I had a really bad head cold and didn’t...

Community Fund Lottery:  We are doing really well!

Community Fund Lottery: We are doing really well!

Molly O’Brien has recently evaluated the Deaf Women Matters project. It found that we have exceeded our agreed targets set by the National Lottery Community Fund.  For example: • 466 deaf women have registered onto our courses • We have delivered 27 workshops and...

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