Interpreter Phil Sewell at Folly Farm on our second visit to this venue

 

We are a deaf-led club, which means that our committee are all deaf in some way. Our committee members at present are:

            • Sian Davies (Chairperson)
            • Nia Jones (Secretary)
            • Hannah Norman (Trustee)
            • Rhiannon Griffiths (Trustee)
            • Beth Hughes (Trustee)

The committee is supported by Shirley David (Volunteer Communication Support Worker) who is qualified to NVQ level 6 in British Sign Language, Level 1 in Developing Awareness & Communication with Deaf and Deafblind People and trained in Basic Hearing Aid Maintenance.

At our first meeting, in April 2013, 24 people attended. In the year April 2016 - March 2017 there were 48 participants aged 24 - 84, as follows:

28 deaf people included

            • Profoundly deaf/deaf BSL users 9
            • Hard of hearing 16
            • Deafened 1
            • Deafblind 2

20 hearing attendees included

            • Hearing (parents of deaf children) 2
            • Siblings of a deaf child 1
            • Carers of a deaf child or adult 11
            • students studying BSL 6

We have a wide range of communication methods and we work together to support each other and ensure everyone is included. For example, when we have visiting speakers or hold our AGM we borrow an infra red loop system and have volunteers to support with note taking as well as employing interpreters for BSL.

 

 

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Forthcoming Events
AGM & Talk by Sarah Smith (Deaf entreprenuer) 1st June 2018

Johnston Institute, Church Road, Johnston, Pembrokeshire

SA62 3HE

Time: 12-3pm

At our AGM Sarah Hopwood-Smith, director of Sarona Training, will give a talk on her career as a Deaf person living in South Wales.  

 

 

 

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