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And You webinar series for deaf young people

Photo: A young woman sits at a laptop in her bedroom.

Deaf Role Models and You

At this webinar we’ll discuss what it’s like to be a deaf person at work.

How do you feel about the idea of getting a job? Excited? Anxious? Or perhaps a bit of both! Do you want to know more about what it’s like to be a deaf person in the workplace? Would you like to learn about the challenges you could encounter, such as working with hearing colleagues, or dealing with Access to Work funding?

We’ll introduce you to deaf staff and volunteers at the National Deaf Children’s Society who have overcome these challenges. 

During these online sessions, our role models will share their experiences with you, and their tried-and-tested ways to overcome work-based challenges.

What will the sessions cover?

We’ll discuss our role models’ work journeys, from application and interview, right through to getting offered a job. They will then answer any questions you might have.

The aims of the sessions are for you to leave with more information about what it’s like to work in general, as well as working specifically for a charity.

Our staff will share information relating to their different areas of work, for example:

  • Working directly with children, young people, families and professionals.
  • Campaigning and working to support children and young people’s rights.
  • Working internationally for a charity.
  • Raising deaf awareness and supporting others in the workplace.
  • Volunteering for a national charity.

Please note that each session will include different staff members, so the above experiences will vary depending on the event you attend.

Who can take part and when?

These sessions are for deaf young people aged 13 to 25. Make sure that you sign up for the event that is specifically for your age group:

If you have a question about the Deaf Role Models and You sessions, please email [email protected].

 

Independence and You

Find out what it’s like to be independent in the real world, and the steps you can take to get there.

How do you feel about stepping out into the big wide world? Excited, anxious or perhaps a bit of both? Do you want to know more about the realities of living independently?

From sorting out life admin like bills, benefits and registering with a GP, to keeping yourself fed and healthy, we’ve got you covered!

At our Independence and You webinar, we’ll explain the challenges you might encounter on your journey to becoming an independent young adult, and how to overcome them. 

We will introduce you to deaf people who have faced these challenges. They’ll share their experiences with you and answer any questions you may have.

Who can take part and when

Deaf young people aged 13 to 25, make sure to sign up for the event for your age group:

 

More info about the And You webinar series

Here at the National Deaf Children’s Society we are keen to inspire and inform our deaf young people, which is why we are hosting a series of And You webinars, covering various topics from technology to Access to Work.

A wide range of speakers will be taking part, as well as our own National Deaf Children’s Society team members. Fascinating as well as informative, they’ll also provide guidance when it comes to making decisions about your future. 

Who can take part and when?

The webinars are for deaf young people aged 13 to 25. Make sure you sign up for the event that is specifically for your age group.   

They will take place on the third week of every month, at 5pm.

If you miss a webinar, don't worry! They’re all recorded and will be available on our website for members to access at any time.

Where?

The webinars will be held on Zoom. You will need access to a computer, smartphone or tablet, as well as an internet connection.

Once your place has been confirmed we will send you all the information you need to join the session. Only people who have registered will be able to attend. 

Communication support

Closed captioning and British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters will be available during the sessions. Your camera will be turned off but you’ll be able to get involved, ask questions and share your own experiences through the (moderated) chat box. A member of our team will be there to answer your questions throughout.

Got a topic you’d like us to cover?

These webinars have been created with deaf young people in mind. So, if there are any topics you’d like to learn more about, please get in touch with a rough outline of what you’d like us to discuss. Or, if there’s a guest speaker you’d be keen to hear from, let us know that as well and we can explore the options.  

For more information, if you have suggestions for topics or speakers, or if you have any other questions, please email the Roadshow team at [email protected].