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Workplace partnerships

Photo: Together with our partners, we can do even more to improve the lives of deaf children and their families

By becoming a partner, we can support you to make your services and opportunities more accessible to deaf young people age 14 to 25. We can offer a tailored package of benefits that includes access to expert advice and free training for your staff.

Partner benefits

Training and development

You will have access to free training and guidance from our team of experts.

  • Introduction to deaf awareness: a pre-recorded webinar of 30 minutes. This resource is also suitable for volunteers who may engage with deaf young people in their role.
  • what is deafness: facts and statistics
  • different types of deafness
  • how deaf young people communicate
  • how to communicate with deaf young people
  • technology that deaf young people may use.

You will also have access to short videos teaching basic sign language.

Accessibility in the Workplace 

We provide training for employers to help you make your recruitment processes and workplaces accessible to deaf people.

You and your team will learn about your obligations under the Equalities Act and about practical things you can do to meet your responsibilities. You will gain skills and confidence in how to communicate with deaf people and how best to support them in the workplace.

Extra support to meet our Deaf-friendly Standard

We ask that all our partners sign up to our Deaf-friendly Standard. The Standard supports organisations to demonstrate that they are deaf-friendly and inclusive. It also helps deaf children, young people, and their families to identify deaf-friendly places in their area.

As a partner, you’ll be entitled to free training and advice to help you work towards achieving the Deaf-friendly Standard.

Other support we can provide

  • Guidance on how to ensure work experience opportunities are accessible for deaf children and young people
  • Promote your events and opportunities on our website
  • Help to identify specific deaf young people for pilot projects

Contact us about becoming a partner

If you want to host an event for deaf young people that encourages independence or to give them the knowledge and skills to transition to employment, we can help you. If you have opportunities for deaf young people aged 14 to 25 in:

  • Volunteering
  • Work experience
  • Apprenticeships
  • Paid employment

Please email us on [email protected]