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

Response to the London Assembly report ‘Mental Health – disabled and Deaf people’

On Wednesday 11th April, the London Assembly published Mental Health – disabled and Deaf people. Our Chief Executive, Dr. Jan Sheldon, was invited to… Read more »

New Deaf Achieve Workshops Spring/Summer 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 »

The Royal Association for Deaf people awards first Deaf-Aware Prison Quality Mark

The Royal Association for Deaf people (RAD) was delighted to present the first Deaf-Aware Prison Quality Mark to HMP Whatton. This quality mark has… Read more »

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

Kindhearted 13 year old Olivia Stone has raised money for Royal Association for Deaf people (RAD) by having her extremely long hair cut short…. Read more »

Community Connect – Reducing isolation for older people in Essex with hearing or sight loss

We all know what it’s like to feel a bit lonely, and having a sensory loss can make things feel worse. Would you find it… Read more »