Supporting deafscotland and its work.
There are number of ways you can support our work.
- Join as an individual member – a Circle member.
- Encourage the organisation/agency/business you work for to join – as a Star member or a Diamond member.
For more information, go to our membership page.
How can you support?
You can also support our work by making a donation. As a charity we
rely on donations so that we can work towards a society where deaf
people have equal access, rights and citizenship to everyone else in
Communication For All
We want Scotland to be the first Inclusive Communication Nation where
it doesn’t matter what your language or communication needs are, they
are met by
- the Scottish Government,
- the Scottish Parliament,
- all the public bodies working in and across Scotland,
- the Third Sector organisations that support and work with people; and
- the private businesses
that provide services on a day to day basis.
To do this we provide advice and support on inclusive communication and accessible information. There is a cost to making sure all information is
accessible for people across the four pillars of deafness, which then
benefits everyone else in Scotland.
Give a donation to help us support Scotland become that first Inclusive Communication Nation.
Please use the code “C4A” in the “leave a message” box.
Mental Health, Wellbeing, Resilience and Emotional First Aid
All a bit of mouthful! What do we mean and what are we doing?
Mental Health is how we feel, think and act on a daily basis.
Wellbeing is our daily state of being comfortable, healthy, and happy.
Resilience is our ability to stay mentally healthy when times or
situations in our lives are more difficult than others.
First aid is the first thing that happens when someone has an accident or
a mishap that affects their health. Emotional first aid is the first support
that a person gets when they are starting to feel mentally unwell, when
they are becoming anxious or agitated or are confused.
We are working with a number of mainstream mental health support
providers to make sure deaf people’s mental health, wellbeing and
resilience are being given the same consideration as that of their hearing
peers, and that those who provide emotional first aid have the
knowledge and skills to support deaf people at the time they are most
We need your donations to make this happen.
Please use the code “MH” in the “leave a message” box.
BSL for all
We are working to make sure Scotland is a safe place for all its citizens
including people with a hearing loss, their families and friends. We are
putting together accessible information on cycling and walking and are
looking at what other information deaf people need to be able to look
after themselves and their families when they are out and about at work,
on days off or on their holidays.
Developing information and access
points and working with others to make sure Scotland is a safe place
costs money…we can’t make this work without you. Please give here.
Please use the code “BSL” in the “leave a message” box.
What We Do
We help empower deaf people in their communities by ensuring access to information
By fostering positive change at a local level we promote community integration.
We help raise awareness of the issues Scotland’s deaf people face and influence government policy.
We work with others to support:
Families affected by deafness
People affected by deafness