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We Are SignHealth

We are a passionate and caring Deaf-led team working towards a future where there are no barriers to good health and wellbeing for Deaf people.

We partner with the NHS and service providers across the country.

We are one of the UK’s largest employers of Deaf people, and most hearing staff in our projects and services are fluent sign language users.

Our history

Our year in review

Progress, challenges, changes, impacts and insights

How healthy are Deaf people?

Sick Of It is SignHealth’s ground-breaking report uncovering the health disparity Deaf people face in the UK. Published in 2014, the report has influenced policy and changed practices in the NHS to improve communication and reduce barriers.

Report: Sick Of It

How We Are Funded

Most of the costs for the services we provide are covered by the NHS, local authority funding and other social services.

SignHealth’s Homes are established where there is an identified need and local authority support. Capital funding for the housing projects comes from the Housing Corporation and SignHealth funds the commissioning costs. Fees paid by Local Authorities for their clients cover operating costs.

SignHealth’s campaigns, research projects, overhead costs, administration, and communications are funded by the kind support of trust funds and grants, fundraising activities and donations.

Find out more on our fundraising page.