cloudThing logo in white
Menu open icon
email: info@cloudthing.com
tel: +44 (0) 121 393 4700
Menu closed icon

General

Generally useful pages

Sectors

We know loads about this stuff

What we do

The Building Blocks for cloudThing Magic

Sonus and Deaf Action Join Forces to Become Leading Deaf Charity in UK

Sun Sep 12 2021

Deaf charities in UK merge to become UK’s leading deaf charity

Sonus and Deaf Action announce merger with the aims of becoming the UK’s leading deaf charity.

Deaf Action had been looking to expand its services for a while: a spokesperson for the charities stated their chief executives had already been sharing expertise as a part of a group of leaders of hearing loss charities. Therefore, merging with Sonus seemed the right action to take since they (Sonus) run the UK’s only residential care home for deaf elderly people. It is a step towards creating more facilities like this.

open quote mark

The newly merged organisation will continue to prioritise deaf people and strive to become the UK’s leading deaf charity, working together to build inclusive communities where deaf people can realise their potential and thrive

Statement Released by the Charities

close quote mark

The merger keeps Deaf Action’s name and remains a Scottish charity, even though Sonus is based in Eastleigh and is the trading name for the Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Channel Islands Association for Deaf People. It will form a new board consisting of trustees from both charities.

The spokesperson also revealed that there were no plans for redundancies. At the time of the merger, Deaf Action employs 75 people and has an annual income of £1.9m, while Sonus has 20 staff and an annual income of £900,000.

While there aren’t any plans for redundancies, the spokesperson added that some roles could be duplicated.

open quote mark

It’s a great opportunity to bring two of the longest-standing deaf charities together to offer our support to even more deaf people

Phillip Gerrard, Chief Executive of Deaf Action

close quote mark

Not Quite Ready To Get Back To Work Just Yet?

SO IT TURNS OUT MR ZUCKERBERG CAN READ YOUR WHATSAPP MESSAGES – CLAIMS NEW REPORT

THE EU MAY BE LAUNCHING A NEW ANTITRUST INVESTIGATION INTO GOOGLE

FACEBOOK HAS HIT BACK AT THE UK COMPETITION REGULATOR OVER .GIF WORRIES

© cloudThing 2021

Sun Sep 12 2021

email iconinfo@cloudthing.com
© 2020 Copyright cloudThing ltd. All rights reserved. Company registered in England & Wales no. 7510381, VAT no. 152340739