Disability Projects

Such as social clubs, deaf centres and signed masses.

“Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.”

1 Corinthians 12:27

The SVP supports a number of projects specifically working for disabled people.

These include:

  • A "talking newspaper" cassette for people with visual impairements
  • 5 projects for those with hearing impairments, ranging from social clubs and a deaf centre to signed Masses to promote full participation in the community. In 2011/2012, 80 people benefited from these service

Bristol Central Council

Signed Masses

Monthly signed masses for deaf people from Bristol, Bath, Swindon, at St Nicholas of Tolentino Church Britsol and occassionally Holy Family Church, Swindon.

Contact: Elizabeth Wear
Tel: 0117 9511765

Liverpool Central Council

Deaf Care

Project run with Nugent Care providing social events, outings and pilgrimages for people who are deaf or hard of hearing in the Liverpool Archdiocese. Also supports those preparing deaf children for the sacraments and visiting schools to give talks on deaf awareness.

Contact: D.A. Herbert
Tel: 0151 261 2000

Middlesbrough Central Council

Talking Newspaper

The SVP works in partnership with St Mary's School to produce a monthly 'talking newspaper'. The SVP has just funded new equipment to produce CDs rather than tapes. Students at the school record articles from the Catholic Press. Nationwide distribution.

St Mary's College,
Cranbrook Avenue,
Hull HU6 7TN
Contact: Hannah Stevenson
E-mail: hstevenson@staff.st-marys.hull.sch.uk

Shrewsbury Central Council

Deaf Care

Signed monthly masses at Stockport and Birkenhead.

Contatc: Anthony Moores
Tel: 0161 428 2205

Tyne Central Council

Newcastle Deaf Centre

Provides social activities, entertainment, education, pastoral care, activities, and training for people with hearing impairements.

2 Summerhill Grove,
Sumerhill Square,
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contact: Iris Luke
Tel: 0191 2324104
E-mail: ncdeafcentre@btconnect.com