MEET THE TEAM
We are a Community Interest Company (non-profit organisation), providing a range of services in the North East around Deaf and Hearing Impairment.
We consult Forum Members for advice and guidance on different projects and issues.
Deaf and hearing working together in Tyne and Wear, breaking down the barriers that Deaf or hearing impaired people face in our society.
This includes training, British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation, Support and general advice and guidance.
Julie has a keen interest in communication and socialising with Deaf friends, gaining BSL qualifications . She is responsible for the general running of the organisation, funding and administration.
Sonia was born profoundly DEAF. first language is British Sign Language. Has been teaching for about 30 years,
started as a volunteer at the local Deaf club and in the community, then took a course in teaching BSL and qualified to teach BSL Level 1, 2 and Deaf Awareness.
Allyson is our administrator and has an interest in BSL and communication. Moving from a very different work environment to working with us she has gained Deaf Awareness and qualifications to support our administration and enquiries.
Dean is our IT Guy (and geek) and volunteers his time and experience from his previous roles in IT and Social Media.
He is profoundly deaf, wearing two hearing aids and is working towards a Level 2 BSL qualification with us.