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2008

Action Deafness, a company limited by guarantee, established for trading services across the UK.

Deaf Parenting Programme established with two-year funding from The Parenting
Fund.

2009

AD Books launched.

AD Cultural launched with the new three-year Lottery project, Hear Now.

Governing document restructured with AD’s status as service provider assured thus ending ties with the Leicester Diocesan Board of Finance.

Archbishop of Leicester steps down as Honourable President of Leicester & County
Mission.

2010

135 Welford Road, Leicester sold. Action Deafness offices moved to the Peepul Centre.

Leicester Deaf Users Groups relocated to The Firs Social Club, Leicester and continues to be financially supported by Action Deafness.

Communication and Interpreting Service rebranded as AD Communications.

Action Deafness acquired a grant from the DWP for the successful delivery of 61 temporary staff via [Read More]

2011

Obtained quality standards ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 accreditation.

AD Tech and AD Employment launched at an evening reception at the House of Commons, London.

AD Communications successfully acquired a framework contract with Walsall Council for BSL interpreting provision.

Politician Andrew Bridgen MP appointed as AD Patron.

2012

Action Deafness produced its ‘AD 2015 Strategy’.

AD Communications launched its new service, Red Dot Connect Video Online Interpreting.

AD Communications successfully acquired a framework contract in Sussex for BSL interpreting provision for over 20 agencies.

AD Books successfully launched its two published books.

17 Forest Road, Loughborough sold.

Loughborough Hard of Hearing User Groups relocated to Baxter Gate Baptist [Read More]

2013

AD produced its Deafness Strategy document for local and health authorities in the East Midlands.

AD Cultural ‘Hear Now Forward’ project retained Big Lottery funding for an unprecedented second time.

AD Communications successfully acquired Brighton & Hove Clinical Commissioning & University Hospitals of Brighton contract.

AD Community successfully acquired service users from East Midlands region

2014

AD Books successfully launched its two published books on deaf sport & mental
health issues.

AD Community successfully acquired service users from West Midlands region

AD successfully gained both ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 accreditation for the third time in a row.

AD Community reached its first four-figure monthly milestone.

AD Communications reached its first six-figure monthly income.

2015

Action Deafness became a charitable company, thus merging traditional Leicester & Loughborough charities and Action Deafness trading company into one incorporation throughout the UK.

Acclaimed Shakespearian actress Josette Simon OBE became AD Patron.

Action Deafness produced its 2015-2018 strategy with aspirations of being a ‘business solutions provider’.

2016

Action Deafness became a Registered Personal Care Provider under the new Care Quality Commission accreditation (CQC)

Action Deafness established the new ‘YOUchoose’ consortium with five partners for Community Support and Personal Assistant service throughout the UK

Action Deafness achieves ‘The National Living Wage’ employer status

Red Dot Connect cemented its partnership with SignLive Video Relay Services

2017

Leon Lloyd becomes Action Deafness Patron

Action Deafness provides Personal Care services to a number of clients working in association with Cambridge Deaf Association

Received its first CQC inspection with ‘required improvement’ rating

Relocated main office to Loughborough University.

Leicester remains Head office with additional offices in Derby and Brighton