Golden Amber Club raises £417 for Deaf Action



The Golden Amber Club raised a fantastic £417 for Deaf Action at their Christmas party on the 14th December. This great contribution will go to Deaf Action to continue their services and work for an equal and better future for deaf*, deafened, deafblind and hard of hearing people. Big thanks also to the companies that very kindly donated generous raffle …

Inspiring deaf Highland Dancer joins Deaf Action Youth Service



Ava Tollard, a talented Highland Dancer from Australia joined Deaf Action’s Youth Service when visiting Scotland. Ava lost her hearing at the age of 14 just as she had reached a Premier level in competitive highland dancing. Unfortunately this affected her balance and her ability to perform the very technical nature of Highland positions. Not being able to hear the …

Tilney’s Annual Pub Quiz raises £1,500 for Deaf Action



Many thanks to all the companies that attended the annual Tilney Pub Quiz at Akva on the 2nd of November. A fantastic night with £1,500 being raised for Deaf Action. This fantastic contribution will be used to support the Deaf Action Youth Service, which helps deaf children in the Lothians and Fife build their confidence, reduce social isolation and ultimately make friends …

Deaf Action welcomes launch of British Sign Language National Plan



Yesterday we were honoured to be amongst partners and stakeholders in celebrating the launch of the first ever British Sign Language (BSL) National Plan in Scotland. The first for the UK and leading the way for sign languages all over the world. The National Plan aims to make Scotland the best place in the world for BSL users to live, …

Ken is taking on the Pedal for Scotland bike challenge for Deaf Action



Ken MacDonald, one of our Board members, is taking on the Pedal For Scotland bike challenge on 10th September! He is raising money for Deaf Action.  If you would like to donate to his Just Giving page click here About Pedal for Scotland Pedal for Scotland returns for our 19th year on 10th September 2017. Pedal for Scotland’s main event …

Finance assistant vacancy



Deaf Action is looking for well organised and experienced individual to assist in the work of the Finance and Administration Department within the organisation. Based in our busy Head Office in Edinburgh you will assist in the work of our Finance and Administration departments.  You should have knowledge and experience of Sage 200 (or an equivalent accounting system), Microsoft Office …

Deaf Action gains accreditation with the Scottish Living Wage initiative



We are thrilled to have gained accreditation under the Scottish Living Wage initiative. What is the Scottish Living Wage Initiative? The Scottish Living Wage Accreditation Initiative was established in April 2014 with the aim of increasing the number of employers in Scotland who are recognised for paying their staff the Living Wage. Hosted by  The Poverty Alliance, the Initiative works in …

Charity Shop Assistant Vacancy



Deaf Action is a leading Scottish voluntary organisation that provides a range of services to deaf people.  We have the following vacancy at our new Charity Shop in Kirkcaldy. Charity Shop Assistant Salary c. £17,000 This is an excellent opportunity for a person with high street retail or charity shop experience to assist with the effective running of the charity …