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

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RAD’s Information, Advice and Guidance Service at City Lit College returns

RAD is delighted to announce our advice service for City Lit students is returning this September for two days a week. RAD’s weekly Information,… Read more »


RAD’s Social Care services go from strength to strength

Our social care team at RAD work hard to provide excellent services to Deaf people who need care and support. We work across East… Read more »

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New Deaf Achieve Workshops Summer/Autumn 2016

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 »

Cornwall advocacy

RAD is proud to be providing advocacy in Cornwall & Isle of Scilly

              In partnership with SeAp and other local specialist providers RAD is proud to announce the launch a new… Read more »


RAD is working with SeAp in the ‘Getting Heard’ partnership to deliver advocacy in Oxfordshire.

RAD is working with SeAp in the ‘Getting Heard’ partnership to deliver Independent Health Complaints (IHCA) and Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) to deaf… Read more »