Make a Difference
Every week, the BDA helps hundreds of Deaf people from across the UK to overcome the daily difficulties experienced as a result of their Deafness. There are currently many more thousands of Deaf people in need than we can help. We need your support to be able to reach out to them, by growing existing services in new areas and to develop new services to meet reflect the changing needs of Deaf Communities across the UK.
The following examples are just some of the ways the BDA could use your donation to make that difference:£10 could pay for the costs of a Deaf child to participate fully in a Deaf Roots & Pride activity session, providing them with opportunities to socialise with other Deaf children, often for the first time.
£20 could pay for a Deaf person to receive a 1-1 support from a trained advocate, enabling them to remove barriers and access services in the same way as a hearing person.
£100 could pay for 5 hours of mentoring support for a vulnerable Deaf child from a trained Deaf role model, helping the child to build a positive and empowering outlook and changing “can’t do” to “can do.”
£500 could pay for a group information session in British Sign Language (BSL) and venue hire for 20 Deaf people to learn how to overcome barriers in engaging with service providers.
£1,000 could pay for the recording, editing and publishing of a BDA BSL information video providing accessible information on key topics on the BDA’s website that Deaf people have told us are important to them.
£2,500 could pay for a 20 week Signing At Home course for the hearing family of a Deaf child, promoting the inclusion of Deaf child at the very heart of family life and decision-making.