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


Panto Interpreting Skills Workshop

Following a successful theatre interpreting skills course and in preparation for the forthcoming panto season, RAD Interpreting is holding a one-day panto skills workshop…. Read more »


RAD launches new Essex countywide Information, Advice and Guidance Service.

Are you Deaf? Live in Essex? Need advice on benefits, housing, or other? Have letters you would like translated into BSL? RAD is proud… Read more »

sutton CAB MAP

RAD’s Information, Advice and Guidance service in Sutton is moving

  From the 8th September 2016 RAD’s drop in Information Advice and Guidance (IAG) service will be held every THURSDAY at Carshalton and Wallington CAB, 68 Parkgate… Read more »

city lit

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 »