The event is aimed at Deaf and disabled people. Doing something positive to improve their lives, access to opportunities and their professional and personal development is the main aim of the EXPO. We promise to bring necessary products and services together under one roof for the Deaf and disabled communities, their families and friends, educators, caregivers and professionals. It’s about introducing opportunities that can enrich one’s life…especially opportunities that you never knew were out there.
Clin-d’Oeil Festival – all the way from France! This is the only arts festival aimed at Deaf people, supporting and promoting deaf artists and Deaf culture internationally. Arts include theatre, dance, film, sculpture, visual arts, street theatre and many more. Over 4000 people went to the last festival in 2015! The next Clin-d’Oeil Festival will take place in 2017. www.clin-doeil.eu.
The National Careers Service will offer you help and advice on your career goals. They are a team of experts who have information on a range of training courses and apprenticeships available to you. They can also give you useful tips for your CV and job interview skills https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/Pages/Home.aspx
British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust (BSL Zone) – A well-known TV commissioning charity. They commission(order and pay for) programmes and web content in BSL for the BSL community. Programmes made by Deaf People for Deaf People. All their content is free to watch online at www.bslzone.co.uk
DeafPLUS breaks through barriers for Deaf and/or visually impaired people by supporting them into employment or self-employment. They provide skills training and volunteer opportunities, as well as information, advice, activities and advocacy in a range of areas such as equipment, money, health and wellbeing. www.deafplus.org
MMARAP (Mixed Martial Arts) – MMARAP teaches boxing, karate and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) to people in London. The organisation is unique as it delivers its programmes to Deaf and disabled individuals (and groups) as well as the able bodied, providing high quality training and mentoring to assist with development and empowerment. www.mmarap.co.uk
DeafRoots – Deafroots gives the Deaf and the hard of hearing the opportunity to gain the vital skills required for employment or voluntary work. They provide training, support and advice to help Deaf/HOH people find work. They also provide activities for the Deaf community to improve fitness and wellbeing. www.deafroots.org.uk
VivasPro – VivasPro is a community organisation committed to helping deaf, disabled, disadvantaged and minority groups who have suffered any form of hardship, trauma or abuse. They provide support, advice, training, activities, advocacy and referral services to deaf, disabled and minority groups. www.vivaspro.org.uk
TSA Terra Signing Academy – TSA Academy offers comprehensive Signature accredited British Sign Language (BSL) courses taught by native BSL users, from beginner to advanced, Levels 1 – 6. They also offer workshops and Deaf Awareness training. They run regular and fast- track courses for all BSL levels at venues in West and East London. www.tsa-academy.com
Harrow United Deaf Club is open to all deaf and hearing people and their families. Members of all ages, faiths, ethnicities and religions meet in an informal and relaxed social environment. Harrow Deaf Club do positive work in the deaf community such as fundraising, advocacy, organising social activities and providing education opportunities. Their membership is growing as one of the most popular deaf clubs in London. www.hudc.org.uk
Deaf Rave – an organisation that puts on parties especially for all Deaf/HOH people. Deaf Rave organises music events by Deaf People for Deaf People; at clubs, nights, events and festivals all over the UK. You don’t need to use your ears to feel the music! http://www.deafrave.com/
Highgate BSL Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses – Jehovah’s Witnesses are Christians who learn, teach and talk about the word of Jehovah (God) and his kingdom (heaven and earth). This organisation communicates using BSL. Their congregation (church goers) are mainly Deaf. www.jw.org/bfi
DeafHope – Managed by Sign Health, DeafHope is the UK’s only sign-language based service to help deaf women and deaf children who suffer from domestic abuse or violence. If you are being abused or know someone affected by abuse, DeafHope can help you and will communicate in BSL. They can find women and children a safe place to stay. They can help you build your confidence and start a new life. Abuse is never right. Young Deafhope gives young people the knowledge, skills and confidence to develop healthy relationships, and to be safe through school. Anyone affected by abuse can contact DeafHope confidentially – http://www.signhealth.org.uk/deafhope/
Elenora’s Cakes – A one stop shop for all your cakes and cake decorating needs. Elenora’s can make and decorate amazing and delicious cakes for any occasion – birthdays, weddings, christenings, anniversaries, Easter, Christmas and many more!
PommeRose Jewellery – Beautiful and unique jewellery pieces. PommeRose Jewellery handcrafts many remarkable pieces of jewellery in various colours and stunning designs using natural minerals and semi-precious stones. www.etsy.com/uk/shop/pommerosejewelleryM.AL – Timeless, exclusive and unique custom made bags created by the Deaf designer Alban Merot Maata. His style is recognisable due to the multi-coloured stitching and distinctive M.AL logo. www.facebook.com/stylemal/
And many more ……
- Information and Advice
- Business Ideas & Planning Support
- Education (Courses, Colleges, Universities)
- Entertainment and fun including a LIVE ACTION MARTIAL ARTS DEMONSTRATION!
- Health Services