Cardiff Deaf Centre Refurbishment/Development Programme

Refurbishment of historic community building (circa 1900s) for the Deaf Community of Cardiff and beyond

00d0e24c825a1700177e72b5030cdf60.jpgCardif Deaf Centre is based in an old building built in the 1900s, it was previously managed by the local council and over years fell in to disrepair. To date the trustees embarked on a refurbishment program to breathe new life in to the building. We are looking for innovative aproaches that will ensure sustainability of the building for future generations. The programme includes energy saving works and once completed this will provide a visual example to support education for the Deaf community with regards to energy efficiency and how the solar panels can save money and improve the green credentials of the building.As well as demonstrate to the community that CDC is developing and innovating after a period of decline.

New community groups begining to use the centre, such as a play group and support group for famillies of Deaf children,Hard Of Hearing (HOH), drives the urgency for refurbishment even more .With statistics stating 95% of Deaf children are born to hearing parents,this group is a positive integration of the Deaf community and hearing community and is essential to supporting the language development, cultural ownership and feeling of belonging for the Deaf children within the group.

As society ages and more people are beginning to experience hearing loss, Cardiff Deaf Centre and its services has a strong role to play to ensure the people of Cardiff are healthy, are able to achieve their full potential, are able to enjoy an inclusive society that is fair, just, safe, in a Cardiff that is thriving , prosperous, clean, attractive and a great place to live, work & play in. 

All/any savings realised through the solar installation will ploughed back in to the charity enabling us to support user groups further by maintaining will low cost rental hire, and low running costs that may help to support other service provision. 

As the 'home' of social interaction for the Deaf Community, we forsee the new and improved centre becoming the 'HUB' for services & support for the Deaf Community in Cardiff and the surronding areas.    

We foresee greater footfall as the Deaf community learn about the changes to the building. We also anticiapte that the installation willl generate a valid interest in green energy and its benefits. By installing a solar conversion on such a community building , this will enable awareness and education with regards to green energy, to take place through the first or natural language, of the Deaf community i.e British Sign Language (BSL).

Friday 20 October, 2017

Whatever the Outcome ....

So as the last day of voting appraoches ...its time to reflect .....

This process has been interesting for the team in many ways .

What has been achieved is far more than we anticipated and the degree of support we have generated has been exceptional .

Reading the comments on FB, Twitter and personal comments have on times ofetn been very emotional ...its great to see the support form the Deaf Community across South Wales and beyond .

The out poring of commitment , support , encouragement , caring , sharing and passion for what we want to do really heart warming .

So whatever the outcome ..we are going to party say thanks to all the lovely people that have been supporting us over the last few weeks .

Because after all with out the caring , sharing , commitment to each other and support ...their is no community!!!

Just a few videos 

Message from A Deaf Man


There are more but the system kept crashing .....check out Cardiff Deaf Centre on Facebook if you want to see more .......But ABOVE ALL THANKYOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT 









Thursday 12 October, 2017

Reaching Out & The Limping Chicken

Dafydd, Our Chair of Trustees has been ensuring we engage with the Deaf Community .

A series of videos and blogs have been created to reach out to all that we can . 

Many people have found it a challenge to understand how the voting system is to be used . Dafydd created a 'bite size' video to help the Deaf Community vote for us ..check out the video below 

How to vote by mobile phone

We have also undated people with the progress of the Deaf Centre and why it needs to be refurbished - Check out the video below 

Vote for us !


And check out the blog on Limping Chicken

Please keep sharing and encouraging people to support  - we need your help .


All at Cardiff Deaf Centre 



Monday 02 October, 2017

Out & About ..

A BIG thankyou  to the team and staff at Cardiff Capital Marks & Spencer Leckwith, Cardiff for their support and welcome in store on 23/9/17.

We had a really enjoyable time raising awareness and discussing some of the challenges experienced by the Deaf Community in Cardiff.


Wednesday 20 September, 2017

Update from Dafydd...

Thankyou for your support to date 

Take a look at an video update from the Chair Of Cardiff Deaf Centre, Board Of Trustees Dafydd. Just click on the link below   


Cardiff Deaf Centre

Tuesday 19 September, 2017

Things are progressing ....

Community meeting and trustee meeting last night . Visit from Cardiff City Council Equalities Team and a copy of the sign BSL charter delivered to us. The BSL Charter confirm the councils commitment to consultation with the Deaf Community.

Key structural work has now been completed to the roof and front of the building , painting of the front exterior begins next week .

We will be at Marks and Spencer branch at Capitol Retail Park , Leckwith on Saturday 23rd between 11am and 2pm ..pop along and say 'Hi' ..please come and meet some of the team from Cardiff Deaf Centre. And if you haven't voted yet ...we can show you how ! Thankyou for your support to date

With thanks All @Cardiff Deaf Centre