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 


Merry xmas everyone!

Merry xmas everyone!

Just to let you know that we are closing our office on 13th December and we will be re-opening on 9th January. We should have a lot of fresh new events, workshops and classes throughout next few months. Most important message to all of you, is to keep warm and be...

New Relay for Deaf UK

New NGT is out! Called 'Relay UK' I've downloaded the app...has anybody tried it yet? New mobile/tablet phone communication tool for deaf and hard of hearing people to ring hearing people. #relayuk #ngtlite #ngt #deaf #hardofhearing #deafinitelywomen #communication...

New events/workshops 2020

We will be announcing new 2020 events/workshops - we are currently finalising plans and so close to be confirm the new events/workshop taking place. The announcement will be send out to all our board committee members and members with Deaf-initely Women. Watch this...

Free Legal Advice for deaf and hard of hearing people

With difficult decision, that we had to cancelled this event due to bad flooding in most part across Derbyshire and Midlands. However all the sponsor and supporters including:- British Deaf Associates, Derbyshire Law Centre, Derbyshire County Council, Elliot Mather...

Coffee Morning with Digital Support

Coffee Morning with Digital Support

This is an excellent opportunities to meet James Land - from Derbyshire Police Cyber Crime Unit is coming to Deaf-initely Women office in Belper for our coffee and homemade cake mornings. James will be working with a small groups of deaf women to give advice, set up...

Newsletter Autumn 2019

Here are our newsletter for Autumn 2019. We hope you will enjoy reading them. If you would like to received newsletter - please get in touch and join our membership for free. Autumn2019  

Newsletter – Autumn

Our new second electronic newsletter for Autumn will be coming out very soon. This newsletter will feature news and future events. Watch this space!

Digital Support

Digital Support

After our event with Keeping Safety Online - few weeks ago. James Land offer to all our members for small group/1-2-1 digital support. He will help us to set up Holly Guard and privacy settings. This is an opportunity not to be missed!

Free Legal Advice for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People

Free Legal Advice for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People

Free Legal Advice for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People Saturday 9th November 2019 | 10am – 2pm Derbyshire Law Centre, Deaf-initely Women and British Deaf Association are organising a FREE Legal Advice Day for deaf and hard of hearing people in Derbyshire, part of...

Crafty Yarns Session Part 2: Knitting

Crafty Yarns Session Part 2: Knitting

Would you ike to learn how to knit, or know how to knit but want to be better at it? Christine Quayle a talent knitter, looking forward to meet every one and teach us how to knit better. Please book your free place with us by email or text.

Deaf-initely Women has been awarded £50,000 from Comic Relief!

Deaf-initely Women is thrilled to be awarded joint funding from Comic Relief, Esmee Fairbairn Foundation and Clothworkers Foundation for the development of a 12-month project: Deaf Women’s Digi-Hub. This project will develop a website that will explain the different...

‘Crafty Yarns’ session Part 1

Crochet coming to Chesterfield Friday 18th Oct 2019 Chesterfield Market Hall (Room 1) 10am-3pm Exciting new crafty hobby. If you fancy learning how to crochet, or would like to know how to improve your crochet skills.

Keeping Safe Online

Friday 11th Oct 2019 - The Polish Club, Derby 9.45am-3pm - High Tea Lunch included! Derbyshire County Council, Derbyshire Community Police with Cyber Crime support and Deaf-initely Women have put an event about how to stay safe online including dating website,...

Crafty Yarn Sessions

Crafty Yarn Sessions is coming all around Derbyshire! There will be Crochet coming to Chesterfield on Friday 18th October by Lisa Yip. Then next event would be knitting! This will take place in Belper on Saturday 26th October. Finally, Crafty Yarn session would be...

Welcome to Molly!

Welcome to Molly!

We are exciting a new team member, Molly O'Brien starting today with Deaf-initely Women. Molly is deaf-blind, her role is Evaluator and Researcher and have excellent knowledge on helping and researching on Deaf-initely Women funding with Teresa Waldron.

We want you! Volunteer with us!

We want you! Volunteer with us!

You could be a volunteer for Deaf-initely Women and help support other deaf and hard of hearing women in Derbyshire. You could help us to encourage other deaf women to come to our free events and workshops. All deaf women are welcome to come to our events and...

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