Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes
- Rosie Pert

  Recently Deaf Services and the Deaf Society’s aged care program Ageing Well celebrated its official launch in South Australia with a morning tea at Adelaide’s Goodwood Community Centre.  The launch was attended in-person by 60 people, along with Ageing Well Senior Support Planner Caroline Conlon and Auslan Programs Coordinator at TafeSA Katrina Parker.   Along with delicious refreshments (including two incredible cakes from Torrensville Cheesecake Shop) and an opportunity to catch up as Ageing Well Launches in South Australia

Deaf Services
- Rosie Pert

  Your support of The Deaf Lottery means we can continue to innovate our service delivery to ensure all Deaf Australians stay connected.  We recently attended the All Abilities Expo in Darwin, where, at the time, no Auslan interpreters were present in the Northen Territory.  Thinking quickly, our NT Service Access and Information Facilitator Debbie Kennewell liaised with our interpreting serviceAuslan Connections to organise a virtual interpreter to appear Staying Connected in the NT

Deaf Services
- DeafAdmin

  While COVID-19 has proven an insurmountable challenge for many Australian businesses, The Deaf Lottery used the opportunity to reinvent its work and recruitment strategy – a decision that is delivering rewards.    The Deaf Lottery is the primary fundraising arm of Deaf Services and the Deaf Society, the largest whole of life service provider Deaf Lottery Innovates for Success

Where Your Support Goes
- DeafAdmin

For Jema and her five year-old daughter Lexi, living in a regional area during a pandemic was no barrier to receiving support from early intervention service Hear for Kids.    Jema’s daughter Lexi was diagnosed with hearing loss during a hearing assessment in 2019, an experience which Jema describes as a bolt from the blue.     “I Jema and Lexi’s Story