Community Cohesion Deaf & Interpreter Awareness Training

In April 2010, we secured just under half a million pounds from The Big Lottery Fund via their “Reaching Communities” scheme to enable us to run a 5 year community cohesion project.

This project focuses on empowering Deaf people to educate hearing staff in the volunteer, community, not-for-profit and third sectors about Deafness, British Sign Language, using British Sign Language Interpreters and general awareness of what it is like to be a Deaf person.

For more information on this project, click on the five links below the video clip.

Quotes from participants

We had such a fantastic day! Having both Deaf and Hearing trainers gave us a clear and fuller understanding of the Deaf/interpreter dynamic

Brilliant team & invaluable training

Learning some basic sign and the BSL alphabet made me feel more confident in dealing with Deaf service users.

This full day training was really interesting! And the cakes were really good!

I feel now confident in dealing with people who are Deaf or Hard of hearing. I used to feel bad and insecure when a Deaf person walked into our shop  

I never knew there was so many levels of BSL, nor that interpreters had to be qualified. 

Fun day and great people. Thank you to the CommunityID team.

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