Professional Development Event – Aberdeenshire Sensory Loss Training



Aberdeenshire Council, RNIB Scotland, Deaf Action and Deaf Blind Scotland are pleased to launch  the Sensory Loss Training Programme. Designed to offer specialist and innovative training to support  people within organisations to have a better understanding of employing and retaining staff with sensory loss. Delegates will have an opportunity to attend specialist workshops delivered by organisations working in the sensory …

Vote for Deaf Action Youth Service



Deaf Action’s Youth Service has been selected to go forward for #ChooseYouthWork A city wide project grant scheme in Edinburgh, that allows anyone aged 11-15 with a Young Scot Card the opportunity to vote for where they think the money should be spent. Voting is now open here between the 5th March – 16th March. Our Youth Service at Deaf …

Services Open


Update – all offices and services are now open, with business resumed to normal. We would like to thank you for your patience last week while we were closed.

International Women’s Day 2018



International Women’s Day is back! On Thursday 8th March, Deaf Action will be hosting a day of free activities and lectures for women BSL users here in our Albany Street office from 11:00 – 20:00. Now, more than ever, there’s a strong call to motivate and unite friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive. With …

British Sign Language (BSL) Engagement Event



Do you use or know someone who uses British Sign Language? Are you a parent/carer of a deaf child? Or are you a BSL/English interpreter? We want to get your views about improving access to services from councils, NHS, and other public organisations. This will help develop plans in Edinburgh and the Lothians which are linked to the BSL Act. When: …

Deaf Action staff attend World Federation of the Deaf International Conference



  Recently some of Deaf Action’s staff attended the World Federation of the Deaf International Conference in Budapest. Here in this video blog from Frankie McLean (Operations Manager) and Alison Hendry (Participation Officer), they discuss the learnings they have taken away from the conference that they would like to share.    

Introduction to Acquired Hearing Loss Course 



The City of Edinburgh Council are offering a free course for people who have been recently diagnosed with acquired hearing loss. The 6 weeks course will cover topics relating to hearing loss, including: -How do I maintain my hearing aids? -What is Lipreading? Basic guide to lipreading and classes -What technology can help me? When: Wednesday 21st February 2018 Time: …

Farewell to our Youth Work Coordinator, Alex Furneaux.



Today we were sad to say farewell to our Youth Work Coordinator, Alex Furneaux. Having originally come to Deaf Action as a student social worker, he stayed on to establish our successful Youth Service, which has gone from strength to strength over the last 3 years. However, the calling of social work was too strong and he is now returning …