Our new Family project, funded by the Big Lottery
This is a 5 year project to support families living with hearing loss. It will:
- Provide social activities and integration opportunities for deaf children and young people
- Support deaf children and young people to develop the skills necessary to manage their hearing loss socially and when out and about, so that they have greater access to a broader range of activities. This will include:
- Skills in managing their hearing loss
- Skills for developing friendships and reducing social isolation
- Skills for travelling and living independently
- Skills to advocate for themselves and their needs
The project will support parent to set up and run their own local parent / family groups, with groups existing across Hertfordshire. The Family Officer will support parent /carers to run these groups, providing training on topics linked to hearing loss and linking families together.
The project will also provide training in deaf awareness for organisations so that you can identify places that are accessible to your deaf child and your family. Look at the map of Hertfordshire on our website showing you where these organisations are.
Funded by Hertfordshire Community Foundation.
Youth Group Project
Funded by the Big Lottery.
Deaf friendly workshops, Tips for getting on in a hearing workplace and Deaf-friendly work experience.
- Build up a good CV
- Make a good impression at an interview
- Tips on working with hearing people
- Skills to encourage hearing people to be deaf aware
- Work experience
PLUS a week’s work experience to practice the skills you have learnt.
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award
This organisation have allocated funding to pay for communication support, this will provide communication support to those young people wishing to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh scheme.
Hertfordshire Sports Partnership
Phoenix Family Support in St Albans
A parent support group in St Albans for families with deaf children
- Training for parents and other family members in hearing loss – topics to be decided by parents and family members, including grandparents.
- Activities for children and young people to develop independence in communication, life skills and social inclusion.
- Accessible activities within the St Albans district