Bolton Deaf Society

Employment Support

Contact our team today to find our more about our activities and services for the D/deaf community and how we can help.

Employment and Enterprise Support

Our service offers help in growing D/deaf and hard-of-hearing people’s readiness to do themselves justice in:

Channelling personal efforts towards addressing barriers to work: low confidence and self-esteem, anxiety, depression, OCD, low aspiration, skills and qualification deficit
Application for vocational training
Application for jobs
Preparation for interviews and assessment centres
Transition to hearing workplaces in which culture and expectation are likely to be very different to those in the Deaf community
Market research, business planning and pursuit of enterprise start-up funds
Sustainable business development

In addition, they advise and assist employers in growing their own Deaf awareness and understanding; making reasonable adjustment to recruitment, selection, induction, support/supervision, appraisal and on-going career progression arrangements; also around securing Access to Work funding to enable investment in interpreters and communication support professionals, facilities’ adaptation and assistive technologies’ provision.

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