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Deaf Direct is a local charitable company that has worked with and for deaf and hard of hearing people since 1927. We provide a wide range of services to deaf and hard of hearing people, family members and carers, and professionals and other organisations
deafPLUS is guided by the following principles.
A world in which all people whether deaf or hearing are able to live and work in harmony together, with the same equality of opportunity available to everyone.
To enable a better quality of life for people who are deaf, focusing on the person rather than the disability.
- To promote equality of opportunity for all
- Use of total communication at all times.
- To be open in our decision making, using consultation to inform our work.
- To value everyone’s contribution.
- To work together as one organisation.
- Working professionally, driven by our charitable ethos
Promoting Independence – Helping deaf and visually impaired people to choose equipment that will help them in their daily routines, and also help keep them safe. Providing information, advocacy and advice that facilitates their full participation in society.
Developing Potential – Supporting clients into employment / their own businesses, and helping those already in employment to further develop their careers and prospects. Providing skills training and volunteering opportunities.
Promoting Wellbeing – Providing social and cultural opportunities to overcome isolation. Providing health workshops and materials.
Promoting Social Change and Understanding – Working to improve awareness of deaf and visually impaired people’s needs. Working with key decision makers to ensure that barriers to the achievement of social and economic potential are dismantled.
Evangelical Church Greatfield Road Kidderminster
People with Dementia and their carers, family and friends
Depression Alliance has set up Friends in Need as a way for people affected by depression, or supporting someone with depression, to talk online and meet up with groups in their local area.
A friendly and supportive group that is held the first Thurdsday of every month at the Holy Innocents Community Hall in Kidderminster from 11am - 1pm. Run by people who have experienced depression, there is no commitment to arrive at 11am or stay for the duration. Different presenters every time. £2 per session to cover the cost of the hall. Please note, May 2016 only is the second Thursday of the month.
Diabetes UK has active support groups working locally all over the United Kingdom.