The organisation is committee led with a board of directors.
The Charity was set up in 1991 by a group of deaf/hearing impaired people who were passionate about having a service for deaf people in the North of the County.
Helen Best who at the time worked for Derbyshire County Council was instrumental in setting up the organisation. Helen has been our President for many years and continues to support us.
The Executive Committee can have a total of 12 members – Chairperson – Vice Chairperson – Secretary – Treasurer and ordinary members – An Annual General Meeting is held each year where directors are elected.
The Committee members are drawn from the membership scheme and are elected from all five districts of North Derbyshire – Bolsover – Chesterfield –N E Derbyshire – Derbyshire Dales North and High Peak
Chairwoman - Ann Button (Derbyshire Dales)
Secretary – Margaret Jenner (Derbyshire Dales)
Treasurer – Sarah Roy (Chesterfield)
Bill Allen (High Peak) Elaine Hill (High Peak) Val Alcock (Derbyshire Dales) Bolsover (vacancy)
Debbie Farr - Audiology Services (NHS).
Sue Mitchell - Derbyshire County Council.
Our members play a vital part as they show support for our work and we can give them help and information.
They are very necessary and appreciated, we couldn't function without them.
We are jointly funded by Derbyshire County Council and North Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group for our basic needs but we rely on charitable help and donations for many extras.
How to Donate
If you would like to make a donation to Deaf & Hearing Support please contact us - donations can be made by cash or cheque. Please call us on: 01246 555934 or Textphone: 01246 555933 for more details, all donations are truly appreciated and welcomed.