There are a number of Deaf Clubs and Hearing Impaired Support Groups already established in Wales.
These volunteer-run organisations act as a community resource and watchdog for local services for deaf and hard of hearing people. In a number of cases support groups provide direct services, particulalry with regard to transporting hearing impaired people to ENT units and providing hearing aid advice service.
It has been shown that voluntary groups develop from a local need. It is the intention of Wales Council For Deaf People to respond to local needs anywhere in Wales and help local people form volunteer groups to help people with hearing disabilities.
Wales Council For Deaf People can provide help and advice on setting up new groups, give continued support, and will help with funding applications if groups wish to apply for grants.
We have a comprehensive list of Deaf Clubs and Hearing Impaired Support Groups throughout Wales. Please contact us to find out if there's one near you.
Mr Vaughan Williams, Chairman of Llanelli Centre for the Deaf, was presented with the CAVS award for Volunteer of the Year 2008
Mr Vaughan Williams has been involved in fundraising for Llanelli Centre for the Deaf and has raised over £2,000. Here he is preparing for the Walrus Dip!