August 31, 2016

Today we interview one of our team members Tracey, who is a native user of BSL.

1. Can you tell us a little about what life is like in a Deaf family?

I grew up in a very small family and we are very close. Growing up in a deaf family is normal to me, I don’t feel any different just because my parents are deaf. We all communicate using sign language and my sister and I haven't faced any barriers within the family . We always enjoy being with our parents and th...

August 26, 2016

In line with the Family Planning Association (FPA), Brook, the Sex Education Forum and other sexual healthcare providers we believe that sex and relationships education (SRE) should be a statutory subject for children and young people of all ages at primary and secondary schools. We also want to see it taught in a deaf-friendly way.
 

Our research revealed that deaf pupils are not being given the level of information and education required by the Nation...

August 24, 2016

 Don't forget it is Sexual Health

Week from 12th - 18th September!

Although some young deaf people learn about Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) at school, this training isn't consistent and is often just biological, which means infections may not even be discussed.

In 2015, there were more than 435,000 STI diagnoses in England, and rates across the UK remain high compared to other countries in western Europe.

The Family Planning Association (FPA) ha...

August 10, 2016

Will Sidebottom has been volunteering with us for just over a year now and in an interview he tells us about his experience.

You volunteer so clearly think it is worthwhile, why?

I volunteer for Deafax for a few reasons, one being that I get to spend my Wednesday’s in the company of really lovely people; two, that I know that the work I put in is helping to enrich Deaf people’s lives even more, especially so for those who are often missing out - for example,...

August 3, 2016

The roadshow in Scotland is happening again thanks to fresh funding from The Agnes Hunter Trust. This year we will be extending our Life Control project across the border and Rubbena and her team are providing deaf people in Scotland with a wide range of training, including Sexual Health, our new Prevent 2 Be Safe anti-terrorism training and the promotion of our Signly app.

One in six of the British population has some form of deafness. In Scotland this equa...

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