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Established in 2000, Deafroots is a local charity based in Stratford that aims to celebrate

deaf culture; raise awareness about issues affecting deaf people in the UK and abroad; promote lifelong

learning and training amongst the deaf community; and help them become independent and employable.

Since 2011 we have been delivering a Big Lottery funded project providing workless deaf people with

specialist employability training, and jobsearch support, as well as Awareness Raising among Employers.

In nearly 5 years the programme has supported around 200 deaf service users, and enabled around 30

service users to move into paid work.

Key Priority 2017- 2020

eafroots has prioritised the following activities until March 2020:

Priority 1: Increased Employment Opportunities

Expand the employment support service for deaf and hard of hearing people and work with employers to improve recruitment procedures and working environments.

Priority 2: Tackle Social Isolation

Develop sustainable initiatives to tackle social isolation among deaf and hard of hearing people, with a strong focus on volunteering and community-based solutions.

Priority 3: Better Access to Public Services

Work with public service providers to increase the number of British Sign Language (BSL) trained staff and develop a social enterprise that provides BSL trained translators.

Priority 5: Financial Sustainability

Explore alternative income streams and establish mechanisms for sustainably generating unrestricted income

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