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How your money helped in 2016/17

In 2016/17, we were able to provide vital services to the Deaf and hard of hearing community through our six service areas. We aim to empower and connect individuals and communities of all ages to ensure they achieve their life goals. This would not be possible without your support and below are only some of the ways you helped the Deaf and hard of hearing community.

Hear for Kids - focusing on services for Deaf and hard of hearing infants and childrenlearn-more-(8).png

  • Over 150 children have accessed individualised therapy programs
  • 54% growth in the number of children receiving services
  • 50 children per month receiving support from Teachers of the Deaf, speech-language pathology, occupational therapy and physiotherapy


commUNITY - working with communities to provide opportunities for individuals to be empowered, connected and achievinglearn-more-(9).png

  • 2,269 community 'walk-in' appointments across Queensland
  • 71 information workshops for the Deaf community
  • 527 unfunded hours of support delivered
  • Supporting Deaf and hard of hearing Indigenous youth to improve education outcomes
  • Provided personal development and information to local councils, families and health services


Ageing Well - improving the quality of life, independence and personal well-being of Deaf and hard of hearing seniorslearn-more-(11).png

  • Guiding clients through the new process for home care packages
  • Delivering in-home care to Deaf and hard of hearing seniors to keep seniors in their own home for longer
  • Extensive video resources to ensure information is available in Auslan 
  • Partnerships with other aged care information providers so our clients have the best resources available
  • 2 new service outlets; Rockhampton and Cairns with increased services on the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coasts 


Education - providing access to accredited and community Australian Sign Language (Auslan) since 1985learn-more-(12).png

  • Over 2,000 students began their Auslan journey
  • 213 community Auslan classes
  • 1,901 community Auslan students
  • 25 Auslan at home classes in 2017 alone
  • 13 fully accredited and nationally recognised courses 
  • The first ever Diploma of Interpreting in Queensland opened to Deaf students


Language Services - providing Auslan interpreting services across Australia learn-more-(13).png

  • 651 assignments delivered via Video Remote Interpreting (VRI)
  • 38% increase in VRI assignments
  • 140% increase in interpreting provided in the past 5 years
  • 639 hours of unfunded interpreting


Lifestyle Services Support - assisting adults under the age of 65 with disabilities, who primarily use Auslan to live as independently as possible learn-more-(10).png

  • 61 clients receiving services in Queensland
  • 21,955 hours of service delivered
  • 31 staff on our ever growing team