If you, or someone you know is deaf and would benefit from working with TPA, then please get in touch.
We can offer you;
- a weekly drop-in supported by a British Sign Language (BSL) trained interpreter
- access to Key Workers trained to Level 2 BSL
- a dedicated phone number so you can get in touch via text on 07539 468560
- useful resources specifically for deaf people
Profoundly deaf and unable to speak, Kate struggled managing everyday communications for herself and her family. Handling benefit claims for her three profoundly deaf children, for instance, was extremely stressful. She wanted to become confident dealing with day-to-day issues so she could overcome these challenges – and potentially gain employment.
Through our Sensory Drop In, we worked with Kate to advocate on her behalf and spread deaf awareness. This built her confidence and helped empower her to start dealing with other organisations herself. Kate also built up a good network of friends from the Sensory Drop In – her family even went on holiday with a couple from the group. Now, Kate can confidently tackle issues when they arise, and only requires support when her communication needs can’t be met. What’s more, she has gone on to secure a job, become a support worker for a deaf person from our Drop In, and be actively involved in our ‘lived experience’ group helping to shape the future of our work.