Testimonials

At Deafness Resource Centre, we are always looking to improve our services and we value any feedback from our customers

I cannot praise the organisation too highly.  My life has been much easier with the advice and equipment I have received.
Thank you so very much.

RY, Equipment Service Client, Halton

 

“This is the first time I have booked [an Interpreter] with the Deafness Resource Centre.  The choice of ways to book an interpreter is good ranging from emailing, to speaking to someone on the phone or faxing a request. 

When I spoke to the booking agent she was friendly and efficient and the whole process was very easy from  start to finish. What a refreshing change not to dread trying to book an interpreter.”

Michelle Thomas, Physiotherapist

 

“Thank you for your help sorting out an Interpreter for my patient.  I will pass your details on to the girls in the office and no doubt we will be in touch in the future to arrange further appointments.”

Sheryl Barnett, Breast Unit, Warrington General Hospital

 

“Excellent communications using the Interpreter in the consultation.”

Rachel Cox, Nurse at Warrington General Hospital

 

“The level of information provided by DRC is excellent and their level of commitment is far beyond that of other agencies that I have dealt with and would also like to add how professional the team are at DRC”

Chris Leyland, Sign Language Interpreter

 

“How lucky are we finding your place, we really do appreciate it.  Thanks as always”

Group Leader, GA

 

Recent feedback from Language Service Professionals:

“Communication services provide an excellent service for the deaf community ,the team are very friendly to speak and are very flexible in their work.  As a freelance interpreter, it is also nice to be welcomed and feel part of the team too. 

 “You have always been extremely professional.“

“I have enjoyed working for DRC over the past 12 months”

“It’s been my pleasure to work with you and I’m looking forward to the future with you”

Communications Service Review

 

“The venue has been excellent and the clients have enjoyed attending, so thank you very much for providing such a lovely venue”

Group Leader, Weight Management

 

“The staff are fantastic at the Deafness Resource Centre, really friendly and organised and the rooms available to hire are always clean and tidy.

The room hire is a brilliant resource in St Helens.”

Liz Benbow, ABL Health

 

“We cannot thank you enough for bringing our Dad back to the conversation. It’s as if he has returned from years of isolation.  And we have so much more to look forward to with the gift of hearing that you have given back to him and our family.”

Family Member of Equipment Service Client

 

Massive thanks to the very friendly staff for making our Veterans feel welcome, great facilities for learning … ;)”

Grant, Former Forces Support

 

In a recent survey, the following comments were made about the Communications Service:

100% of respondents feel very confident or extremely confident in the expertise of the Communications Service staff

100% of respondents find the process of making a booking very easy or extremely easy

100% of respondents felt the customer service they receive is good or extremely good

Communications Service Review, November 2014

 

‘I started to come along to the Happy Hands group in September 2013 with my daughter Florence, then 15 months. Florence has multi-needs including communication difficulties and at that point had no language. I was very nervous attending the 1st time but we were very quickly welcomed by the fantastic Graham, Fiona & Joy as well as the other families. Happy Hands has had such a positive impact on our family as my other children atend the group too and enjoy it so much. We now use British Sign Language daily and it has helped Florence to overcome her frustration with speech. At 21 months she can now say 5 words and can sign 15 words, we are very grateful for everyones warmth and encouragement.

Cath Peaty, Mother of Happy Hands Group attendee

 

In a recent survey, 100% of respondents “would recommend the Communication Service to others”

Survey Monkey/DRC/Comms/2013

 

Thank you for the support, it is a lovely place to come and find both support and friendship, providing us with a Christmas Buffet was just a lovely ending to the year as I have made some good friends”

Tinnitus Support Group Member (St Helens)

 

“…a very good reputation in the D/deaf and interpreting community.  You always know, when you accept a booking from DRC that co-workers are qualified, good and you will get paid on time and sufficient prep materials are provided”

 BSL/English Interpreter (member of DRC Register)

 

” I really enjoy coming along to the meetings and look forward to them each month, sharing idea’s that may help with our Tinnitus, it just means everything to know that I am not alone”

Tinnitus Support Group Member (St Helens)

 

Fast, friendly, efficient service”

Bolton Hospitals Foundation NHS Trust (regarding the Communication Service)

 

” I have always found Deafness Resource Centre to be friendly, supportive and professional they are a pleasure to work with and for. I know that when I work for them as an interpreter that I am treated like a professional and will be well looked after by the team should I need anything. The organisation does such good work but that definitely wouldn’t be possible without the all the fantastic staff that I have had the pleasure of working with so far.  A really high quality, personal service!”

Stephen Menton, BA(Hons) MASLI, RSLI, TAQC, BSL -English Interpreter, BSL Interpretations Ltd

 

“I thought that the Deaf Awareness & Basic Sign Language sessions were excellent in terms of their content and were very well presented. Amie & Graham managed to engage the children extremely well – they really enjoyed all the activiites and learned a lot from them. Amie & Graham were able to communicate with them at a level that was appropriate to their age and helped them to understand the challenges faced by people with hearing loss. I really hope that DRC will be able to come in to school again in the near future”

Lynne Rider, Headmistress of Parish Primary School 

 

“The Deafness Centre Room Hire has been used by my class for a number of years, recently we needed help to accomodate more classes, the centre came to our aid immediately, my classes cater for people with all types of physical and mental disabilities, my clients always sing the praises of Deafness Resource Centre staff and their friendly, professional approach to everything-nothing is too much trouble, I would like to say thank you for making my role much easier”

Harry Jackson, RNM Physical Training Instructor, FAETC Sports Therapist

 

“The Deafness Resource Centre are a joy to work with- very friendly staff in comfortable, working environment. The venue is ideal in size, storage for equipment is good and overall suits my needs for fitness classes”

Allan Briers, Fitness Instructor

 

“Over the past few years Deafness Resource Centre have provided us with a quality service for booking British Sign Language Interpreters and Note Takers.  Deafness Resource Centre is extremely reliable and all the staff who work there are helpful and friendly.  We would highly recommend Deafness Resource Centre”

All Saints Hospital, Oldham

 

“Being interested in the Deaf community I approached the team at the Deafness Resource Centre regarding a volunteer position. I was immediately welcomed and began working at the youth group, there is a great atmosphere among the staff and other volunteers; I was instantly made to feel like an important part of the organisation. I’d recommend volunteering to anyone who is interested in making a contribution to a worthwhile initiative”

Daniel Hardman, Youth Club Volunteer

 

“I have found the Deafness Resource Centre to be very attentive and very helpful; they supplied me with equipment which enabled me to listen to the TV without disturbing others, previously that would have been impossible.I am very grateful for this and would recommend any one who has hearing difficulty to contact them” 

Father James Smith, St Patricks Church, Newton le Willows

 

“My wife and I are both a bit deaf and a friend recommended the Deafness Resource Centre to us. What wonderful and very professional staff. We were put completely at ease by Angela, who explained to us what was available and how the items might help us. We ended up with the loop system for our TV and a portable wireless electric door bell. They have made such a difference to us. We can hear the TV much clearer now and do not have it turned up to loud. The doorbell is a Godsend, as we take it to the bedroom because we cannot hear the normal doorbell when we are upstairs and have missed the postman in the past, but not any more!  I would highly recommend this service to anyone who might be wondering if its for them. It is!  And they will be glad they tried it.”

Joe and Anne Walsh – regarding the Equipment Service (St Helens)

 

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