To increase the number of d/Deaf and visually impaired people becoming trustees, accessing training and being active in the social enterprise in Camden, DISC have developed the d/Deaf Empowerment Programme. The project is user-led, which means that for the first time in Camden, Deaf people in particular have the opportunity to lead on shaping and developing a project, in a way which meets their specific needs.
Work done to date:
- Offered training to d/Deaf people in interviewing techniques and volunteering
- Those who received training went on to successfully recruit the Project Coordinator (May 2012)
- Completed the disability and Deaf Awareness training pack to enable civil society organisations engage d/Deaf and visually impaired people in volunteering opportunities
- Formed a steering group of 6 active people with sensory needs to coordinate the social enterprise
- Have already matched three Deaf and visually impaired people to organisations as Trustees and Scrutiny Panel members.
- Interviewing a group of 9 Volunteer Communication Support Workers (BSL Interpreters)
For further information or to get involved in the project, please contact Akin Olukiran or Tel: 020 3317 5099