Deaf Action and [sonus] charities merge



Deaf Action & Sonus logos

We’re delighted to announce that [sonus], a charity based in Hampshire, has merged with Deaf Action.

Stronger together for deaf people

Providing services and support for deaf people is at the heart of both organisations.

Deaf people have always been the priority at [sonus]. The charity was established in 1879 to provide deaf people with opportunities to have equal access to all sectors of their local communities. These values align closely with those at Deaf Action. As the first formally constituted deaf organisation in the world, founded in 1835, we have been at the forefront of progress and change within the deaf community ever since.

Liz Jones, CEO of [sonus], will now move into the new position of Deputy Chief Executive of Deaf Action. Liz said;

“By merging, [sonus] and Deaf Action we will have a stronger and more resilient workforce who can better support the needs of deaf people. We will improve and increase our specialist services, sharing knowledge and skills. As a larger, stronger organisation, we will be better equipped to support even more deaf people across the country.”


Philip Gerrard, Chief Executive Officer of Deaf Action, said:

“We’re delighted to be merging with [sonus] – it’s a great opportunity to bring two of the longest standing deaf charities together to offer our support to even more deaf people.”


All staff are thrilled to expand their teams, taking new perspective and knowledge from one another.

What this means for our beneficiaries

Our service provision will remain the same. We will continue to provide the same level of quality service across all departments; this will not change. Deaf Action will incorporate [sonus]to become one company, with a shared vision.

Thank you for your support

Thank you for supporting Deaf Action as we merge with [sonus]. We’re delighted to have you on this journey with us.