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Investment Activity Announcement

Investment Activity Announcement

  In 2014 RAD’s Board of Trustees took the very difficult decision to sell some of the properties owned by the Charity (and that were used by Deaf Clubs) due to repair and maintenance costs.  Following extensive research and consultation with the Deaf Community,...

Royal Association for Deaf people announces retirement of its Chair

Royal Association for Deaf people announces retirement of its Chair

Royal Association for Deaf people announces retirement of its Chair It is with great sadness that the Royal Association for Deaf people (RAD) announces that its Chair, Toby Burton, will retire at the organisation’s AGM in July 2019.     A passionate,...

March 2019 | Joint Leadership Announcement

March 2019 | Joint Leadership Announcement

Back in July 2018, RAD’s Board appointed its three Executive Directors as interim Co-Chief Executives.  Following the success of this arrangement the Board is delighted to announce that it has agreed to confirm this joint leadership arrangement on a permanent basis....

Lisa’s start in life was perhaps familiar to many Deaf people. She was born Deaf, but grew up in a hearing environment where no-one signed, and was one of only two Deaf people at secondary school. Read more about Lisa’s Story.

Lisa Pepper

“From the training to the initial home visits, to the regular reviews and feedback to the school and any additional support needed, RAD has delivered a service that is very valuable and worthwhile, having a positive impact on pupil outcomes through supporting families to learn their child’s first language in the home”

Dani Sive

Headteacher, Frank Barnes School

“I approached RAD because we wanted to become more accessible for our deaf visitors. RAD spent time with our organisation and recommended what they thought would enhance our visitors experience.

The Deaf Awareness Training course was a huge hit with our front of house team, Russell is an excellent trainer and engaged with the entire group. The day was fun, informative and inspiring. The interpreters they provide are reliable, professional and always helpful.”

Lynne Clark

Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum

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