creating fun social activites
Make every moment in life count
deafPLUS is a charity dedicated to supporting deaf people to live independently and enjoy life.
Our charity offers a range of services to support deaf people to live independently and enjoy life to the fullest. We provide access to resources and activities to help deaf people find new ways to engage in their community, develop life skills, and take advantage of the many opportunities available to them in their daily lives. We also offer support to deaf people who want to learn new hobbies or take part in recreational activities.
Equipment to support independent living
Equipment demonstrations – an opportunity to test and try specialised equipment for deaf and hard of hearing people including amplified telephones, doorbells or loops. deafPLUS makes referrals to adult social services equipment officer who can assess clients against an eligibility criterion for loan equipment.
deafPLUS can provide an equipment assessment, installation service for Deaf and hard of hearing people.
The equipment we supply includes:
• TV Listening systems
• Alerting devices
• Personal listening devices
• Telephone amplifiers
• Flashing and vibrating smoke alarms
• Batteries and tubing
Deafblind and visually impaired Equipment: such as mobility canes, lighting, talking clocks etc. including funded or partly funded equipment.
visionPLUS signpost to relevant health services and social/rehabilitation services.
Deaf Awareness project
This city wide Neighbourhood Network Scheme (NNS) helps support D/deaf residents to lead happy, healthy, independent lives in their own homes and communities. The project provides deaf awareness training to community and voluntary sector organisations delivering local NNS projects.
This training helps:
Increase staff skills
Improve their knowledge
Improve their communication skills
They can then ensure that their activities are accessible for the D/deaf communities across Birmingham.
Enjoying life with social activities
deafPLUS offer various groups that support our clients and help to reduce social isolation, including tinnitus support group, hard of hearing group, and a British Sign Language (BSL) practice group.
Health, wellbeing and social – providing a range of activities, workshops, training and courses for clients, families and health professionals to improve access and prevent social isolation for deaf and hard of hearing adults.