Home > Our Services > Hearing Loss > Employment > About the Service

About the Service

The employment service was relaunched in 2011 and has supported nearly 200 deaf and hard of hearing people into employment to date (November 2018). Our unique service supports people with all levels of hearing loss and meets individual communication needs including British Sign Language. We aim to help people with sensory loss access training, further education, move closer to the labour market or into sustainable employment. Our dedicated team have many years' experience and understand the barriers deaf people face in gaining employment. Equally, we understand employers' perceptions around the employment of deaf people and we work with them to overcome their concerns.

We offer one to one support, information, advice and guidance, bespoke training, job clubs, an out of hours' service, access to volunteering and work experience, support to apply for jobs, applying for Access to Work and continuing in work support.

We work closely with employers in order to raise awareness of deaf people’s skill sets and ambitions, to challenge inequality in the labour market and to promote the many benefits of employing deaf people, including having diverse work force.

Read our stories to find out how we are helping deaf people to find work.