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the Deaf Academy

Together, we fight isolation

Like many charities at this time, much of our planned fundraising has been postponed or reduced. If you are able, we need your help to ensure that, when we are able, we can open a fully equipped new Deaf Academy for our amazing Deaf students.
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Together, we fight isolation. #isolationbrave

This is an unprecedented time, and our thoughts are with many, from amazing NHS staff to struggling businesses, people in isolation and more.

At the Deaf Academy, we understand isolation. In everyday life, our amazing Deaf children and young people are frequently isolated as they struggle with:

A lack of language (British Sign Language and English) and communication (95% of Deaf children are born to hearing parents and there is no financial support to teach parents sign language)

A lack of friends and social networks

A lack of access and understanding of the Deaf community and their Deaf identity

A lack of appropriate care and education

In these challenging times our vulnerable Deaf children and young people need the Deaf Academy more than ever. Whilst the developing situation may mean that our priorities shift and change, we are committed to putting our Deaf students first. As we change the ways we work to offer remote learning, additional British Sign Language support, and emotional support, we also want to support you.

We are developing ideas and activities for everyone to share at home, especially to help keep children occupied and learn British Sign Language (BSL). Follow our social media channels to find out more. Together, we fight isolation.

A positive future. If you are able, please help.

The Deaf Academy were due to open our amazing new Academy buildings on 20th April. Designed with Deaf people for Deaf people these buildings offer bespoke Deaf design to support visual communication, reduce isolation, and help our Deaf children and young people thrive Whilst the current situation means a delay, we remain positive about opening this amazing new facility for our students, when we are able.

The new Academy has only been possible with the support of many, raising vital funds to deliver a building and facilities that reduce isolation. Thank you.

But, with the postponement, cancellation or reduction of many fundraising activities and donations, the Deaf Academy is likely to lose over £100,000 due to the impact of Coronavirus.

Like many charities at this time, and, if you are able, we need your help. Fundraising that will ensure that we can open a fully kitted out new Deaf Academy, ready to reduce isolation and support our amazing Deaf students:

Host a Cake and a Cuppa event at home or set up a virtual event, with friends baking and share a virtual cuppa for a small donation

Make a one off donation perhaps the costs of your regular daily commute or cup of coffee

Watch out for our Virtual Colour Bomb event.......launching on social media channels

You can also lend your support by sharing our social content and signing up to our newsletter, or learning some BSL (British Sign Language) to help ensure Deaf people are less isolated, full stop.

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the Deaf Academy

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RCN 1124523
Our aim is to provide the very best education and residential care for Deaf children and young people with additional needs. Your support will help our Deaf students thrive.

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