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 

 

Rosa – Befriending Social Connector

Rosa – Befriending Social Connector

We are pleased to report that we have been successful in getting funding from ROSA under the Women Thrive programme!   We are pleased to report that we have been successful in getting funding from ROSA under the Women Thrive programme! This will fund a Social...

One third of UK women are suffering from lockdown loneliness

Significantly more women than men are experiencing problems with their mental health as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. New research by Lisa Spantig and Ben Etheridge, economists at the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex, suggests...

Molly’s Yoga Charity

Molly’s Yoga Charity

A total of £136 was raised for Deaf-initely Women! Molly O’Brien taught an outdoor charity class on Sunday, August 1st at Codnor Cricket Ground.   “Molly has just completed her Yoga Teacher Training and is an amazing teacher. Despite her sight and hearing loss she...

Kuli Kohli – Poetry

Kuli Kohli – Poetry

Kuli was born, with mild cerebral palsy and is hard of hearing, in northern India and moved to England at an early age.  Her story was featured on the BBC News online website on 30 August 2020. It has had over 1.7 million views worldwide. Click here to read....

Staff Profile – Deborah Lush

Staff Profile – Deborah Lush

I am still really enjoying my job and it certainly has been challenging and keeping me on my toes, especially during the pandemic. However, now things are starting to get back to some normality it means I can get out and about and meet people face-to-face which is...

Macramé 

Macramé 

We had our first face-to-face Covid-19 secure workshop in Belper, Macramé taught by Jackie Perkins. It was wonderful seeing everyone again, getting everything ready, a big thank you to Janet, Aga and Gene who made this happen. It has made the workshop a more...

Horse Equine Therapy 

Horse Equine Therapy 

Back in July we had our first outdoor event – Horse Equine Therapy based in Holymoorside Riding School, near Chesterfield, Derbyshire. We had a lovely day, being in the fresh air, the view was spectacular. It was great meeting other deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing...

Legal Corner – Enough is Enough!

Legal Corner – Enough is Enough!

We worked in partnership with Derbyshire Law Centre, British Deaf Association, Communication Unlimited and Cloisters Chambers where a Solicitor from the Law Centre and a Barrister from Cloisters Chambers were present to advise deaf people.    Q: “I have been...

Cyber Crime: Derbyshire Alert 

Cyber Crime: Derbyshire Alert 

Sign up to Derbyshire Police free Community Email Messaging Service, for local beat information, crime prevention, fraud and cyber advice visit www.derbyshirealert.co.uk and select “Sign up now”.   Also, follow “East Midlands Cyber Secure” on Facebook too. In November...

Home Security  For all deaf and hard of hearing women

Home Security For all deaf and hard of hearing women

Workshops on home security  Our workshops will educate deaf and hard of hearing women on: How to make your home safer to live in How to keep you  safe from crime or issues in your area Fire safety How to access emergency services Give you free INFORMATION AND ADVICE...

‘Deaf Women Matter! Skills For Life’ Project

‘Deaf Women Matter! Skills For Life’ Project

Evaluation and Impact Report: final year 2020-2021 Molly has completed over 40 pages of a thorough Evaluation and Impact Report.  Thank you to ‘The National Lottery Community Fund’ for enabling Deaf-initely Women to make a difference for all deaf and hard of hearing...

Chesterfield Theatres – Accessible

Chesterfield Theatres – Accessible

Audio described Saturday 11 Dec 2pm & 7pm Touch Tour Saturday 11 Dec 5.45pm (free, please call the box office to book) This event is a 30 minute touch tour for customers who hold tickets to the audio described panto performances on Sat 11 Dec at 2pm or 7pm. A...

Are feeling lonely? Are you feeling isolated?

Are feeling lonely? Are you feeling isolated?

If so, contact us now and we will allocate a Social Connector who is deaf or hard of hearing to meet with you. Contact us now: Email: info@deafinitelywomen.org.uk Telephone 01773 828 233 / SMS: 07421 827 162 Rachel – Office Manager

Coming soon!

Coming soon!

Autumn ramble and coffee shop Season of Light - Lantern with Surtal Arts Pregnancy, maternity and planning family tips Loving Me, Loving You Workshop Fitness Classes You tell us, what would you like us to do.... Get in touch by email, info@deafinitelywomen.org.uk...

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