DEAFvibe aims to support people with a hearing loss as well as their families, friends and carers in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.
It is DEAFvibe’s belief that all deaf people should be treated equally and with respect, that access to information & communication is provided without barriers or prejudice, promoting equal participation and opportunities in life.
Communication whether it be written, verbal or through visual information is a vital need to have a sense of belonging in society.
Read some of the testimonials from the people that have used the support offered through DEAFvibe
"We would wish you to know how pleased we are with everything that has been available to us since we visited The Hub last year.
A big thank you to both of you for helping to make this possible - with out you we wouldn't have known how much was available to us"
Regards, Rita and David Jefferies
"I have been genuinely humbled by their tireless enthusiasm and dedication to a cause close to their hearts. It has reminded me of what I can do now and what I may be able to do in the future, on top of my practice.
In addition, I had no perspective on how being deaf can impact a person's mental health, happiness, and prospects. During my time at DEAFvibe Ilearned a great deal about all of these areas.
DEAFvibe is a charity were deaf people can obtain accurate information, support, and advice on a wide variety of issues affecting their daily lives".
John-Patrick Quigley (Keele University Medical Student)
"Before I found out about DEAFvibe, I had little to no contact with anyone with a hearing loss. I was unaware of the struggles that deaf people face on a day to day basis and spending time with the organisation has really been an eye opening experience for me.
I think DEAFvibe provide a great service and I know there are a lot of people who have benefited from it. DEAFvibe has a real community like atmosphere and is a great way for those with a hearing loss to find and support others who have hearing loss as well.
I know that DEAFvibe aim to create a community in which all people are treated equally and have equal opportunities and I believe their efforts have really empowered deaf people around Staffordshire.
Chris Grayston (Keele University Medical Student)