Today I had the privilege of supporting our members Deaf Village North West and Sharon Plunkett of Rush Hey Consultancy Ltd at their first business networking event. And I can hand on heart say, it was a life-changing experience. The Deaf Community, with their resilience, passion, and talent, delivered a message that will forever resonate with me and left me feeling part of something really special! Through the power of performing arts, they communicated a moving message of unity, strength, and the universal language of the human spirit! Not gonna lie, there were moments of tears from everyone as we watched them bring this powerful message to life. Their ability to convey emotions and stories, without the use of sound was incredible! Paul Plunkett, deputy editor at BBC Newsround shared his story of bringing BSL to Newsround to ensure deaf children across the UK can access up to date and current news as we do! It made me realise just how much we take the gift of sound for granted in our daily lives and has given me a renewed appreciation for the power of #diversity and #inclusion. It reminded me that we all have unique strengths to bring to the table, and it’s when we come together and embrace these differences that we truly shine!
Celebrating 18 wonderful years of support for our Deaf community!
The Deaf Village
The Deaf Village is a Deaf-Led organisation that promotes inclusivity at its core. The Deaf Village will establish, develop, maintain, operate and manage a number of services that are inclusive within the local community and the wider boroughs.
Our vision for the North West region is to establish a strong, cohesive and prosperous community where everyone is active, treated fairly and thriving, where people’s faiths and cultures are understood and respected. Our activities will address segregation, reduce social exclusion and continually value and embrace our diversity, enriching all of our lives through community endeavours.
- The Deaf Village provides access to specialist D/deaf service provisions including:
- Our Deaf Hub, which offers an in-reach/out-reach service to the Deaf community
- The White House, a specialist Deaf provision communal living environment that offers a secure and stable residence for those with complex care needs not otherwise catered for across the usual strands of care provision.
- An aspirational Deaf College for post-16 education, currently in development
- Deaf Village Enterprises led by the Deaf, for our Deaf and hearing community
Our unique support package model
Our Deaf Hub offers a unique support package for our Deaf Clients.
Each client that is referred or comes to us for support is matched with a native Deaf Wellbeing Officer, who offers a full communication support package, they also act as a role model for the Deaf client to enable them support and access to goods, services, education, training and employment.
Our Deaf Hub
Our approach is simple and it’s at the heart of everything we do. It’s all about you!
We’ll work alongside you to help you decide what support you want when you want it, and what you want to change and achieve, so you can reach your goals, and live every single day the way you want to.
Here is Nick Cash, the Deaf Village Manager to explain a little bit about our wonderful deaf hub and why it is so important for our community.
Our White House
The White House is a historic 17th Century cottage, in the beautiful woodland valley on the cusp of Pleasington. A peaceful, beautiful place of safety and comfort and endless possibility.
The White House offers a secure, stable, communal living environment for residents with complex care needs not otherwise catered for across the usual strands of care provision.
What past students have said about us
Visited the deaf village through training with work. Really enjoyed the day, it was a real eye opener into the lives of those living with a sensory impairment. Had the opportunity to look around the White House, gardens and was introduced some of the residents. The staff are very knowledgeable, welcoming and would recommend that anyone visit the village to have a general chat or simply to have a look at the great service they provide
Fantastic resource for both local people and from around the region. Offers a safe, welcoming experience to all. Amazing facilities in a great woodland surrounding giving it an almost magical feeling. Helpful & friendly staff make it a first class provider.
We visited the deaf hub to join in the Easter hunt. All I can say is everyone was fantastic. Both our kids really enjoyed their time hunting and the crafts afterwards. The staff and helpers were all amazing.
Absolutely stunning place!! All credits to Debra Cartilidge owner, and her team for supporting wonderful opportunitiies for deaf young people!!