Deaf Action (Tayside)

Charity registered in Scotland SC009898

Deaf Action is a registered charity. We provide a range of services to deaf people across Tayside including those people who use British Sign Language, are deafened, deafblind and people who are hard of hearing. Services include communications support, social work, specialist equipment, multi-media translation of English materials into British Sign Language, training in BSL, deaf awareness etc. Lipreading classes are available locally and we offer a Befriending Service in Dundee.

Current opportunity

Many Deaf and hard of hearing people feel lonely, isolated, cut off from friends, families and communities. They can develop health issues due to the problems they encounter because of their deafness and accompanying communication difficulties. They regularly face social exclusion, discrimination and poor understanding of their needs from service providers, employers and the community in general. Volunteer Befrienders will support the Deaf/Hard of Hearing person online or in person in building up their confidence and coping skills outside the home and widening their ability to travel. Befrienders work with the Deaf/Hard of Hearing people to support whichever goal that person may wish to achieve and support them with everyday activities that most of us take for granted such as shopping, art galleries, social clubs, exhibitions, accessing local community activities, libraries.