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Mission & Values

Through ISL to enable our service users in the Deaf Community to reach their full potential.

Our Mission

To be a leading organisation, combining our experience, skills and expertise, in the provision of quality services through ISL to enable our service users in the Deaf Community to reach their full potential.

Our Vision

We create an environment where every Deaf Child and Adult is empowered to live the life of their choice and has the best opportunity to be successful and independent through equal access.empowered to live the life of their choice and has the best opportunity to be successful and independent through equal access.

Our Values

To be a leading organisation, combining our experience, skills and expertise, in the provision of quality services through ISL to enable our service users in the Deaf Community to reach their full potential.
Accessibility
In partnership with other Deaf organisations, empower and support enablement of appropriate structures to deliver needed services to the Deaf community. Enable our service users and the wider Deaf Community to have access to support through our services.
Equality
Empower and support Deaf education services to prepare and equip our students for a life of equal opportunities leading by example while promoting Deaf awareness.
Independence
Empower adults we support with the appropriate skills to live self-directed lives.
Value
Be innovative in better utilising property resources at our disposal to provide greater support for the Deaf community at key life stages.
Professional
Invest appropriately in our staff to support them in the successful delivery of all our services.

The Deaf Community

The Deaf Community is defined as a group of people who share a visual perception of the world, a common cultural and social experience and use a common language.

This includes people who are Deaf, their families and hearing people who share the above experiences and understanding.

A Deaf person is someone who is either Deaf or Hard of Hearing and considers themselves to be part of the Deaf Community.

  • We strive to serve the interests of people with diverse Deaf identities who are members of the Deaf Community
  • We are fully committed to working in partnership with the Deaf Community, with people of diverse Deaf identities, with other organisations representing the interests of Deaf people, and with public sector bodies in representing and serving the interests of all Deaf people
  • We promote the highest professional and ethical standards and strive for excellence in all areas of activity in serving the interests of Deaf people