Community Service

Deaf Community Link Work

The aim of this service is to reduce incidences of loneliness and social isolation within the Deaf Community. In turn we hope to reduce the impact on statutory services by identifying needs early and promoting partnership working between voluntary and public agencies.

Our Community Link Worker provides a preventative support service for older or vulnerable Deaf People who live in Nottinghamshire. They work with deaf people, their families, staff and other agencies to link, signpost or refer people to appropriate services. They can support people to contact services or activities themselves.

They also ensure that relevant news and information is shared with the deaf community in the appropriate way and oversee the Monday social group and the volunteer befriending service.

For more information on how they could support or refer into the service please contact jacqueline.swinbourne@nottsdeaf.org.uk

Advocacy Worker

The role of the Advocacy Worker is to ensure support for Deaf, hard of hearing and deafened people across both Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire.

The Advocacy Worker aims to encourage and boost confidence in Deaf people, ensuring access to key information without facing barriers. They will also challenge and fight for change – empowering and supporting Deaf people and giving them confidence to make independent, informed choices that match their needs.

For more information about our Advocacy Service please contact Frankie Lanfranchi, our Advocacy Worker – francesca.lanfranchi@nottsdeaf.org.uk

Monday Social Group

The Monday Social Group meets every Monday at Costa 2 Goldsmith St, Nottingham NG1 5JS  from 10am to 12pm and is open to people with all types of hearing loss to come together to socialise, gain information, play games or simply have lunch and a chat.

Our Deaf Community Link Worker is available when the group is open, to assist members with any enquiries and can make referrals to other agencies if needed. She also sets up talks from outside agencies such as Age UK, City Transport, Macmillan, Pain Management.

 

Deaf Men Wellbeing  Group

More information about the Deaf Men’s Wellbeing Group will follow shortly.

Nottingham Deaf Children

A playgroup for Deaf families Tuesday 10am to 11.30am.

There is no charge for the group, but donations are appreciated and will be used for snacks and new toys.

Tea & Coffee, Snacks & Juice are provided

For more information contact Emma 07583684619

50+ Group

The Wednesday 50+ group is a social group open to Deaf BSL users aged 50 or over. They meet every Wednesday from 10.30am – 3.30pm. The group is self run and has its own committee which arranges activities, day trips and a holiday each year. See their Facebook page for more details.

Our Deaf Community Link Worker is also available when the group meets, as is the welfare rights service.