Lotto win for deaf charity in North-east

Award: IT training is one of the benefits which the lottery funding will help to support.
Award: IT training is one of the benefits which the lottery funding will help to support.

Scotland’s largest charity for the deaf is celebrating after receiving a lottery boost which it hopes will benefit deaf people in Aberdeenshire.

Deaf Action has received £10,000 through the ‘Awards for All’ lottery grants scheme. Now, the charity plans to use the funds to deliver what it describes as a ‘diverse and informative’ programme of courses specially designed for deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people in Aberdeenshire, including IT Training, Sound Advice, First Aid and Health and Safety.

“We have been working in the shire for more than two years and in that time have met and worked with some wonderful people”, said Susan Gibson, Community Services Manager at Deaf Action.

“We are delighted to be extending our services and are hoping to reach around 100 people with our programme of free courses and events.”

One such course is Sound Advice, which will tackle subjects such as communication tactics, making the most of hearing aids, equipment to promote independence, access to work, communication support and confidence building.

The Sound Advice course is also open to family members and/or carers. For full details contact Deaf Action: Tel/Text 01467 629 604 or by e-mailing

them at aberdeenshire@deafaction.org.