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Helping those who suffer in silence

DeafHope and Young DeafHope - first ever domestic abuse support service accessible to Deaf people

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1011056)

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Situation

Too often Deaf people are suffering terrible abuse in their own homes, yet are unable to get help because so few professionals can use their language - British Sign Language. Deaf women are twice as likely as hearing women to suffer abuse. They are also less likely to report abuse and access help. many Deaf people have gaps in their general knowledge because they miss out on information on TV, radio, by word of mouth or in newspapers. They may be unaware of what constitutes abuse.

Solution

The DeafHope and Young DeafHope projects, piloted in London and southern England will empower Deaf domestic abuse victims to regain control of their lives. We hope to eventually expand both projects to cover the whole country.

  • 'he hurts my Mum and us and i feel sad. i hate him and i don't want to see him again'

    — Posted by a young boy on Women's Aid 'Kidspeak' online message board

  • 'he hurts my Mum and us and i feel sad. i hate him and i don't want to see him again'

    — Posted by a young boy on Women's Aid 'Kidspeak' online message board