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Job and Training programme for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people

 
 

Working Progress project is here to support unemployed and economically inactive people to move into, or closer to, paid employment.

Deafconnect are  working together in partnership with Commsortia and the university of Northampton to provide holistic support to people across the county. 

The Building Better Opportunities (BBO) project, helping people back onto the path into employment. Working Progress offers rounded support to participants, which could vary from confidence building and mentoring, to CV writing and money advice; all of which focuses on the needs of the individual

How long will the project run?

The project officially started in October 2016 and is due to be completed by September 2019.

Who is funding the project?

The project is part of the Building Better Opportunities (BBO) programme and is funded by European Social Fund with match funding from Big Lottery

Where are we?

Deafconnect
Spencer Dallington Community Centre
Tintern Avenue
Northampton
NN5 7BZ

How to get in contact

Telephone: 01604 589011
Fax: 01604 754529
Office mobile/SMS: 07817 006817
email: general@deafconnect.org.uk
facetime: general@deafconnect.org.uk
Skype: deafconnect

Current Vacancies:

Personal Assistant

Deafconnect are looking to recruit a Personal Assistant in the Lutterworth Area

Job Title:                              Personal Assistant

Location:                              Walton near Lutterworth

Salary:                                   £10 per hour

Hours of work:                    Zero Hours contract working up to 3 hrs per week, flexible time, possibility to increase the number of hours subject to client’s needs.

Some evenings and weekends included.

Notes:                                    It is essential that the applicant can use BSL at a minimum of level 2 or equivalent

Job Summary

To support a Deaf man to improve his skills and use of Sign Language.                    

To build up his confidence to go out of his home and also increase his fitness levels. To reduce his isolation by accompanying him on visits to Stately Homes, Museums, and gardens.

He is keen to improve his sign language and therefore it is essential his PA has a minimum skill level of BSL level 2. 


Please click the here for an application pack

Adult Services

Deafconnect Adult services offer a wide range of advice, information, support and Advocacy.

It is a confidential service to Deaf and hard of hearing people, their friends , families and carers. We give help with benefits, assistive equipment, social and leisure activities, health and wellbeing, work related issues and Tinnitus.

We have groups who meet at the Centre – The 50+ Deaf group, the Hard of Hearing group and the Tinnitus Support group.


Drop In

Drop in on Wednesday afternoon 2pm – 5pm or Friday Morning – 9.30am – 12.30pm.


Training

We offer the following training:

  • Deaf Awareness Training
  • British Sign Language Level 1
  • British Sign Language Level 2

To find out how to enrol, please contact us


Room Hire at Spencer Dallington Community Centre

We run and manage SDCC.  We can offer rooms at very competitive prices. For more information, please go to www.spencerdallington.org.uk for more information


Children and Families Service

Deafconnect Children and Families service is a confidential service available to all deaf and hard of hearing children and their families in Northamptonshire. The service covers from birth to the age of eighteen.

We host and run 10 activity days throughout the school holidays.

We offer free 6 week family sign language courses for families with deaf or hard of hearing children across Northamptonshire. The sessions are child friendly so children and siblings are welcome along with their extended family.

We also offer free listening support and Advocacy service. We also offer support in Disability Living Allowance/Personal Independent Payment and advice on equipment.


Communication Services

If you require an interpreter, a lip-speaker, DeafBlind manual or Hands on interpreter, please contact us