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.

In the New Year we will launch a film which will show you the services we deliver. Watch this space.


Latest News


Deaf Club Update

Clapham Social Club recently reopened after extensive refurbishment by the current owners. Below is a link to a vlog filmed at the opening party…. Read more »


Help with benefits assessments in BSL

Benefit assessments can sometimes be confusing and worrying. Often information and guidance is not in British Sign Language and there are forms that need… Read more »


Free advice service for Deaf people reopens in Sutton

  RAD and the Sutton Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) are delighted to announce RAD’s free advice service has returned to Sutton. Sutton CAB has… Read more »


Helen Lederer to host RAD’s 175 Birthday Honours Awards

Actress and comedian, Helen Lederer is looking forward to hosting RAD’s 175 Birthday Honours Awards Ceremony next month. The event takes place on February… Read more »


Self-employed? You must complete your Self Assessment by January 31st deadline!

Royal Association for Deaf people and HMRC’s innovative new service makes tax information and advice more accessible to Deaf people. The deadline for submitting… Read more »