National Youth Work Awards

26-01-2022

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We’re thrilled that our Youth Coordinator, Mitchell Graham, has been shortlisted in two categories at YouthLink Scotland‘s National Youth Work Awards 2022. Mitchell is shortlisted in two categories: Youth Worker of the Year Equality & Diversity We’re incredibly proud of the work Mitchell has done since joining Deaf Action in 2020. He has transformed our Youth Club, putting deaf young …

Deaf Action and Heriot-Watt University formalised partnership

23-12-2021

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Deaf Action and Heriot-Watt University have been working together for many years, with our values centred around the rights of deaf people. Now, we’re proud to have formalised our partnership through a Memorandum of Understanding. Together we will: support each other with knowledge sharing, research and deaf studies increase opportunities for interpreters in training protect and celebrate deaf history and …

Virtual balloon race

07-12-2021

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Our festive virtual balloon race is fun for everyone! Get competitive with your friends, family and colleagues, whilst raising money for Deaf Action. Help support our vital services by taking part in our festive virtual balloon race by buying a balloon for £3. How does it work? Buy your balloon before noon on the 15th of December. The balloons launch on ...

Christmas lights switch on at St James Quarter

17-11-2021

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An enchanting evening of fundraising and Christmas cheer On Friday 12th November, we delivered some much-needed Christmas cheer at St James Quarter, with their first Christmas light switch on. The enchanting evening took saw Deaf Action’s BSL Choir and Youth Club, alongside Cash 4 Kids, hit the big red button to officially bring Christmas to Edinburgh. Our very own signing ...

Rose Ayling-Ellis’s dance ‘for the deaf community’

15-11-2021

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Rose Ayling Ellis
The power of silence Rose Ayling-Ellis’s performances on Strictly Come Dancing over recent weeks have been incredible to watch and it’s been even more incredible to see the impact her presence is having towards creating a more inclusive community. Rose’s latest performance on Saturday 13th November included 16 seconds of silence, which stunned audiences and has gone on to significantly ...

Tell us your views

13-10-2021

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Click for BSL video Tell us what you want We have reopened our bar, and will be reopening on a regular basis, so we want to know what you would like to do! Deaf Action is open to everyone in our community, so we want to make it the perfect place for everyone. Please share your thoughts in the form ...

The stigma around cochlear implants

30-09-2021

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Click for BSL Last week, I shared my story about my cochlear implant, and how my hearing loss journey led me there. You can read/watch that story here. I was taken aback by the response, with so many deaf friends and colleagues reaching out to share their story too. But that wasn’t the response I got back in 2012, and there’s ...

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St James Quarter charity partnership

24-09-2021

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Shops in St James Quarter in Edinburgh
Deaf Action is delighted to announce that we will be partnering with St James Quarter in Edinburgh, alongside Radio Forth’s Cash for Kids. Through the partnership Deaf Action will work with St James Quarter to become the world’s first cultural and lifestyle hub which is fully inclusive and accessible to deaf visitors. With over 1 million deaf people living in ...

My deafening silence

21-09-2021

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Click for BSL - part 1 Recently, there had been much discussion within the deaf community around the film, ‘Sound of Metal’. For anyone unfamiliar, Sound of Metal follows the story of a heavy metal drummer, played by Riz Ahmed, as he comes to terms with his hearing loss. With so much discussion and hype surrounding this topic, I have been reflecting ...

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Deaf Action and [sonus] charities merge

09-09-2021

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Click for BSL video We’re delighted to announce that [sonus], a charity based in Hampshire, has merged with Deaf Action. Stronger together for deaf people Providing services and support for deaf people is at the heart of both organisations. Deaf people have always been the priority at [sonus]. The charity was established in 1879 to provide deaf people with opportunities to have equal access to ...