Welcome to RAD

The Royal Association for Deaf People (RAD) is committed to supporting Deaf culture, history and language. We consult with Deaf people to make sure we fully understand their needs.

We provide a wide range of services which Deaf people want and need. All of our services are delivered in British Sign Language (BSL). We also work with mainstream services to help them to ensure their services are accessible to Deaf people.

Click on ‘Play BSL video’ above to watch a film about the services RAD provide.


Latest News

Royal Association for Deaf people launches a new 5 year Strategic Plan based on feedback from Deaf people

Together with Deaf people; creating a better, more accessible future During 2016, Royal Association for Deaf people worked in partnership with Manchester University to… Read more »

New Deaf Achieve Workshops 2017

 Deaf Achieve is a project funded by the Big Lottery Fund for three years (ending 2018) to provide support to Deaf people aged 18–… Read more »

Thank you to BOOTS™ UK and EDCS for supporting RAD’s Children’s Christmas Party

   Great fun was had by all at RAD’s Children’s Christmas Party on Saturday 17th December at High Wood Village Hall in Chelmsford. Children… Read more »

Kindhearted schoolgirl, Olivia to raise money for RAD by cutting her long hair short

Kindhearted 13 year old Olivia Stone will raise money for Royal Association for Deaf people by having her extremely long hair cut short. Olivia… Read more »

Carol Service for Deaf and DeafBlind People

Schools across Essex are busy rehearsing for the annual  carol service for Deaf and DeafBlind people to be held at Chelmsford Cathedral on Friday… Read more »