About the NADP

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The National Association of Deafened People was founded as a charity in 1984 by a group of deafened people who felt that their needs were only partly catered for by existing organisations.

The National Association of Deafened People was founded as a charity in 1984 by a group of deafened people who felt that their needs were only partly catered for by existing organisations. Today, NADP is recognised as the national representative organisation for deafened people.

The NADP provides information and support for deafened people, who have lost all or most of their useful hearing, to help enable them to regain their independence and enjoy the best quality of life. NADP is run by and for deafened people.

Sudden or gradual, the onset of profound deafness is a traumatic experience, those who have experience it, deal with the sense of loss, and navigating unknown territory. We are here to offer helping hand and show what can be achieved with right support.

All our events are supported by lipspeakers and speech to text reporters, ensuring no one is left out of conversation and can participate fully in meetings.

NADP's Vision, Role and Objectives

NADP’s vision is a society in which deafened people encounter no barriers to full participation and communication.

NADP’s role is to identify and promote improvements in the quality of life of deafened people leading to their full participation in all aspects of society.

This vision and role will be pursued by focusing on the following objectives:
  1. NADP will support all deafened people through the provision of information and advice.
  1. NADP will support and encourage developments that will improve the opportunities for deafened people to participate in society on equal terms.
  1. NADP will campaign to raise awareness amongst the public and amongst policy makers of the particular needs of deafened people, and how they can be met and overcome, in all walks of life.
  1. NADP will where practicable develop a local presence to support members locally and to ensure that councils and other locally managed service providers are aware of the needs of deafened people.
  1. NADP will campaign to ensure that appropriate communication support is always available to deafened people.
  1. NADP will work in partnership with all appropriate bodies and organisations, including charities, to ensure that the particular needs of deafened people are considered.
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