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Empowering Deaf Society-EDS

EDS is a registered charity, dedicated to improving the quality of life for deaf people.

We are a deaf–led charity and have a strong and diverse team of deaf and hearing professionals who work closely together delivering a variety of services for Deaf people.

Our services are aimed at providing support through information and advice, workshops and events as well as Signature Accredited BSL Courses across Greater London.  We also work with local community services and businesses to raise awareness about the Deaf community, focusing on social integration and improving communication and understanding between the two cultures of the deaf and hearing communities.

Importantly the charity also works with the deaf community to maintain and protect its language and culture. Through campaigns and working closely with many professional bodies in several sectors and training many of their staff in deaf awareness and BSL skills EDS strives to ensure that BSL is legally recognised as a language and is adopted onto the National Curriculum. We believe that in doing so the lives of many deaf people will improve, resulting in better access to education and services whilst also building better bridges between the deaf and hearing communities.

Inspiring the lives of today for a better world for tomorrow’

Who to contact

Contact Name
mangai sutharsan
Contact Position
Director of Operations
Telephone
02082154710
E-mail
admin@empoweringdeafsociety.org.uk
Website
eds website
Notes

What we do:

provide support services such as:-

  • advocacy services,
  • information, advice and guidance,
  • employment support,
  • sign post and referral,
  • sight translation support.

We also run Signature Accredited BSL Courses:-

  • BSL level 1-4,
  • NVQ level 6,
  • BSL tutorials 1:1,
  • BSL in schools,
  • Deaf awareness training for both communities and corporate businesses,

In addition we also run various workshops and events led by professionals in:

  • Health and well being,
  • public service information,
  • everyday life skills,
  • sports and leisure,
  • trips,
  • deaf club,
  • children’s activities,
  • cultural events

and many more

Where to go

Name
EDS offices
Address
2a Central Parade
Ley Street
ilford
Essex
Postcode
IG2 7DE
Notes

These are our office details however most events and workshops are held away from the offices so please check our website and/or facebook pages for more details on specific venues , dates and times for events etc.

Time / Date Details

When is it on
office open Monday - Friday 9am-5pm, book an appointment before coming to the office. Clubs and events dates and time vary. Check our website and facebook page for more information
Time of day
Afternoon
Morning

Other Details

Costs

Details
Costs for our Signature Accredited BSL Courses can be found by contacting us via email or phone Most of our events, clubs and workshops are free. For those that do require a payment, details will be available on our social media pages.

Availability

Referral required
No
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