Deaf Services

Deaf Services

 

Due to loss of funding the Deaf Project, which started in 1996, has now become Deaf Services.

 

The services we provide are as follows:

 

A monthly Advocacy Advice Drop in held on a Monday from 9am until 12pm.

 

A monthly Advocacy meeting held on a Thursday for BSL Users from 10.30am to 12 pm.

 

Facilitating a monthly Advice Drop In for CAB Enfield held on a Tuesday from 9am to 1pm.

 

All of the above are held at Community House.

 

We provide advocacy on a variety of life issues for people who are:

 

  • Profoundly deaf
  • Deaf/blind,
  • Deafened,
  • Hard of Hearing
  • Deaf Carers.

 

We support Enfield Deaf Image Group (ENDIG), this is a Voluntary Group which is run for and by Deaf People who help campaign on the Deaf Communities behalf on any matter arising. In Partnership with Enfield Deaf Image Group we also promote and deliver Deaf Awareness Training to service providers.

 

 

To access the Deaf Project ONLY you can call directly on 020 8373 6237, SMS on 07919 247 843 or Email: deaf@e-d-a.org.uk

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Great news!

Enfield Council website now has information in British Sign Language (BSL) about many of their services. BSL has been provided by Enfield Deaf Image Group members who are all voluntary.
EDA’s Deaf Services is proud to have worked with Enfield Council to achieve this.
Go to www.enfield.gov.uk and click on the red bar at the top where it says BSL

Report a hate crime via BSL
Stop Hate UK Logo

You can now Report a Hate Crime or contact the Hate Crime Helpline via a BSL Interpreter on the Hate Crime UK website. Just click http://www.stophateuk.org/ and follow the instructions to get access to this service.

Upcoming Deaf Services/BSL events

  • BSL Advocacy Meeting 2018

    Meeting for Enfield Deaf People   BSL Users Only Community House, 311 Fore Street Edmonton N9 0PZ...

    November 22 at 10:15 am - 12:15 pm at Community House
  • The Deaf Project Advocacy Monthly Drop-In 2018

    25th April                                  26th September 30th May ...

    December 12 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm at Community House
  • BSL Advocacy Meeting 2018

    Meeting for Enfield Deaf People   BSL Users Only Community House, 311 Fore Street Edmonton N9 0PZ...

    December 13 at 10:15 am - 12:15 pm at Community House

Enfield Disability Action’s funding for our advice services has been cut.

STOP PRESS: UPDATE: The decision has been referred back to cabinet and therefore the call in successful. There is no need for anyone to attend the meeting tonight Prevention and Early Intervention Commissioning Stakeholder Update 8 th November 2017 Contracts Award As you will be aware, a Cabinet decision was published regarding the award of contracts to the Voluntary and Community Sector for the delivery…

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Hand in Hand Drop in

For adults living in Enfield who feel isolated due to their disability or health condition and who want to socialise, come and meet new friends and also get support, advice and information. Contact tracey@e-d-a.org.uk or rekha@e-d-a.org.uk    

Learning Braille – My Story

A special event was held for Enfield resident, Rajeswari Gopalakrishnan, so that she could tell her story about learning Braille. Rajeswari is not only blind she is also profoundly Deaf, so to teach her Braille was not an easy task. Enfield Disability Action’s Deaf Project in partnership with Enfield Vision provided weekly lessons to help Rajeswari achieve her ambition.  The Deaf Project successfully applied for…

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Should hearing children learn sign language?

15 March 2017 Last updated at 00:36 GMT http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-39274661 British Sign Language is not on the national curriculum in England but Wayne Barrow wants to change that, with an online petition. He grew up with deaf parents and says he has seen the difficulties they face communicating with hearing people. We met some school pupils who are learning to sign and learning alongside deaf children….

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Encouraging Deaf/Blind people to try learning Braille

Last year a Deaf/Blind lady approached Social Services to request information on how she could learn Braille, she thought this would give her another form of communication and perhaps help in her day to day life. Social Services said they were unable to help and e-mailed Enfield Vision to see if they could assist this lady, Enfield Vision then contacted EDA for help as this…

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Enfield Independent Article

Local newspaper has read EDA’s impact report concerning the withdrawal of Supporting People funding to EDA’s Deaf Project Service. Please see the Enfield Independent article that is available in the link  click here

EDA launches Impact Report On Cuts To Services For The Deaf

The project has been running since 1996 has has achieved so much for Enfield’s Deaf community both nationally and locally, it is a unique service in that staff can communicate in BSL (British Sign Language) and are qualified to give help and advice at point of contact. Any cut to this specialist service may result in the deaf person struggling  to even get access to services…

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DEAF DROP IN SESSIONS FOR HELP/ADVICE

We hold regular Deaf Drop Ins for help/advice on a Monday and Wednesday mornings at Community House between 9.30am – 12.30pm Click here to learn more about the Deaf Project, it’s services and activities. —————— Help from Enfield Council for BSL Users is available first Friday of every month from 9am to 3pm at Civic Centre, Enfield. A British Sign Language Interpreter is available to…

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