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Josette Simon, OBE Joins Action Deafness as Patron

Leicester-based business solutions provider organisation, Action Deafness, is proud to announce Josette Simon OBE as its new patron.

Josette joins our two other patrons, politicians Keith Vaz MP and Andrew Bridgen MP.

Josette is a Leicester-born, acclaimed Shakespearian with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal National Theatre. She has won all the major Best Actress theatre [Read More]

Sally Gallimore-Petch, Service Coordinator

Name: Sally Gallimore -Petch

Job Title: Service Co-ordinator, Action Deafness Knowledge

How long have you been at Action Deafness? Barely a month!

Talk us through a typical work day for you? Promoting BSL and Deaf Awareness courses and administering them

What do you think is great about Action Deafness? The friendly and helpful staff, I liked it [Read More]

Volunteer Graphic Designer

About the opportunity
We have a number of different departments within Action Deafness, and you may be expected to produce promotional posters/advertising material, across departments, catering to different audiences.

It will be a flexible, on-going commitment, on an as-and-when-required basis. You will be given a brief for each piece requested, and information on the project/service where needed, [Read More]

Coffee Morning Assistant: Befriending and Gujarati Interpreting

About the opportunity
Every fortnight, Action Deafness Cultural hosts a Coffee Morning at The St Matthew’s Centre aimed at D/deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people from predominantly BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) communities.
People of all ages, nationalities and degrees of deafness meet up to chat with people in a similar situation.
All are welcome to attend.
Sometimes, [Read More]


In 1886 a group of vicars (the Leicester Church Workers Union) came together to do something about the ‘deaf and dumb’. The result was the Leicester & County Mission for the Deaf, founded in June 1897. The first paid missionary, Mr A Cuttell (from the Carlisle Deaf Association), was appointed. He remained in this post [Read More]


Premises acquired in Causeway Lane, Leicester.

Leslie Edwards OBE appointed as Chaplain of Leicester & Loughborough. He remained as Chaplain for 36 years; he was also well-known as the General Secretary of the British Deaf (& Dumb) Association.


Loughborough & District Mission for Deaf People acquired premises at 17 Forest
Road, Loughborough.


The City Council approached the Mission to redevelop the area and offered two sites, Welford Road or University Road.


The Mission moved to 135 Welford Road. Within a year, an extension for a games room called the Parr Room was built, thanks to a substantial legacy from Mr Parr.


The Mission became a registered charity under the National Assistance Act 1948.