We have supported SignHealth‘s YoungDeafHope project by funding the salary of an education worker for three years. The education worker, who is herself deaf, delivers workshops and 1:1 sessions to deaf young people, helping them to stay safe online and in relationships.
‘The OHF grant has been instrumental in helping SignHealth to address the problem of domestic abuse and victimization of deaf children and young people,’ said Steve Powell, CEO of the mental health and Deaf/deafness charity.
During 2018/19, we have contributed toward The Elizabeth Foundation’s Let’s Listen and Talk outreach programme by funding the salary of a qualified Teacher of the Deaf for one day per week. Let’s Listen and Talk is an online programme for the parents of deaf babies and toddlers. The Teacher of the Deaf supports parents enrolled on the programme by providing advice on all aspects of hearing loss and early education.