Read how our befriending service helped Sarah improve her wellbeing
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We provide services to deaf people in their first or preferred language, usually British Sign Language (BSL).
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1 in 2 Deaf Londoners do not have access to advice in British Sign Language New research carried out by the Royal Association for Deaf people (RAD) – before the coronavirus crisis – suggests that just over half of Deaf people in London do not have access to advice...
The Royal Association for Deaf people (RAD), together with over 200 organisations across the UK, has signed an open letter to the Prime Minister calling for an ‘opportunity guarantee’ to ensure that everyone who is unemployed will have the help they need...
RAD Nominated for the National Diversity Awards We are thrilled to have received a nomination for the Community Organisation (Disability) award at the National Diversity Awards. We are proud to be amongst Britain's most inspirational people and...
Lisa’s start in life was perhaps familiar to many Deaf people. She was born Deaf, but grew up in a hearing environment where no-one signed, and was one of only two Deaf people at secondary school. Read more about Lisa’s Story.
“From the training to the initial home visits, to the regular reviews and feedback to the school and any additional support needed, RAD has delivered a service that is very valuable and worthwhile, having a positive impact on pupil outcomes through supporting families to learn their child’s first language in the home”
“I approached RAD because we wanted to become more accessible for our deaf visitors. RAD spent time with our organisation and recommended what they thought would enhance our visitors experience.
The Deaf Awareness Training course was a huge hit with our front of house team, Russell is an excellent trainer and engaged with the entire group. The day was fun, informative and inspiring. The interpreters they provide are reliable, professional and always helpful.”