Original article by Civil Society Media.
Two of Scotland’s oldest deafness charities, Deaf Action and Tayside Deaf Association, have merged to create the largest deaf organisation in the country.
Deaf Action (Tayside) will continue to deliver established services for deaf people in Edinburgh and the Lothians including community support, social care, development and training and the Sound Sense Befriending Project. Deaf people in Tayside will also benefit from the introduction of new services to the area including a specialist equipment room, multimedia translation, online communication support and more community activities.
Tayside Deaf Association has been providing services to deaf, deafblind and hard-of-hearing people throughout Tayside since 1893. The region has around 62,000 people who are affected by some form of hearing loss.
Between them the two charities have nearly 300 years experience helping deaf people in Scotland.