Shirley David, volunteer Communication Support Worker, explains about the club
Sign and Share Club was set up in April 2013 in response to requests from deaf people who wanted a daytime club to enable them to socialise and get involved in activities together. In February 2018 we became a Charitable Incorporated Organisation Registered Charity Number 1177316.
The objects of the club are:
To relieve the needs of deaf people by the provision of arts, sports, social activities, information, advocacy, training and support, and in such other ways as the trustees may from time to time determine.
Not everyone uses British Sign Language (BSL). We communicate with everyone in their prefered language but we encourage anyone wishing to learn or use BSL.
Who can be a member?
Full membership (with voting rights) is open to any adult who is deaf. This includes people who are profoundly deaf, deafened, deafblind, or hard of hearing. Parents or guardians of a deaf child can also apply for full membership.
Associate membership is open to anyone who is not deaf, or to businesses that are interested in our club, but does not include voting rights.
Membership costs £10 for the year. Support workers and carers of deaf members have free membership.
Where and when do we meet?
Meetings are usually held on the first Friday of each month but please check the events page for details. The venue changes depending on the activity so please look at the events page for details of meetings.
How do I apply for membership?
Please contact us using the contact details on this website. or fill in the online membership form