Funded by Home Office SignHealth run the UK’s first and only specialist service for Deaf victims of Domestic Abuse and their families.
Aim: We strive to educate, empower, encourage, and protect Deaf people from all forms of domestic abuse using their preferred language, BSL.
We have a wealth of accessible resources in BSL to give Deaf people fair access to the same vital information as their hearing peers. Watch videos here: https://signhealth.org.uk/video-category/domestic-abuse/ i.e., Sexting, Consent, HBV, FGM and many more.
We also offer training for mainstream/hearing providers – Workshops such as Domestic Abuse in the Deaf Community is a detailed look into domestic abuse in the Deaf community and why many Deaf people fear to interact with services. We also explore some Deaf Awareness to support others in making their service more accessible. This training is FREE.