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Community

The deaf community comprises of deaf and hard of hearing people who share a common language, experiences and values. Members of the deaf community tend to view their deafness as a difference in human experience rather than a disability.

Over the years, deaf people have been coming together in the same place to meet up with friends, share a number of activities and socialise. These include the Deaf Elders Group, catering for deaf and hard of hearing people over the age of 50 and Birmingham Deaf Church, both of which still exist today.

Recently, there have been a number of new projects to provide support to the deaf community.

Thanks to funding from Children in Need, we are now running a weekly youth club for young deaf people, from 8 – 14 years old. The youth club launched in October 2014 and runs every Wednesday evenings during term time. If you would like further informaton, please contact Jo Carlton, Coordinator via email to jo.carlton@bid.org.uk.