LATEST NEWS (updated on Fri 26th May 2017) :-

It is with more than a little sadness that the Trustees report that Diana Nutt has decided to stand down as Chair after many years of dedicated service to SDCA. However, we are also delighted to report that she has agreed to accept the newly-created role of Honorary President. Diana is succeeded as Chair by Penny Clarke who was unanimously elected to the role. Our best wishes go to both Diana and Penny in their new roles.

Following our successful acquisition of two major new support contracts, SDCA are currently recruiting for two Support Workers to join our team. Closing date for applications is Friday 2nd June 2017. Please see our Latest News Blog below for full details.

The Trustees met this week with Chris Guest and Sue Johnson (from Sandwell MBC) to formally sign off on the consultation process ahead of  our move to the Stoney Lane Centre later this year. We thank both Chris and Sue for their hard work in helping secure a workable solution to our finances for the next two years.

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About SDCA

Sandwell Deaf Community Association (SDCA) is an organisation that is lead by deaf people. SDCA works in partnership with Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council (SMBC) as a specialist service provider delivering services to deaf people on behalf of SMBC. SDCA emerged in 2003, following the initiative of a group of deaf people who approached the council about improving services for deaf people living in Sandwell.

SDCA has continued to grow and develop from small beginnings and we aim to actively encourage, empower and enrich the lives of deaf and hard of hearing people.

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Volunteer or Donate with Sandwell Deaf Community Association

There are various ways you can get involved and help Sandwell Deaf Community Association.

Volunteer → become a volunteer with SDCA.  There are a variety of roles to suit your interests so take a look at our Volunteer page for more information.

Fundraising → help us fundraise by volunteering to take part in or by just visiting the events that we organise. Last year we ‘Cycled to London’ – a group of us visited the Portway Lifestyle Centre and used the machines to clock up enough miles to get to London! We have bag packed at Tesco, set up stalls for Deaf Awareness Week and will be holding a Christmas Fayre.

Eat, Drink and be Happy → visit our Sign Cafe on Friday lunchtimes (12-2pm) and fill up on sandwiches, soup, baked potatoes and home-made cakes.

Donate → use the ‘My Donate’ button to donate or contact us to set up a monthly donation. You could also set up a legacy in your will – we recommend you seek professional advice regarding making a will.

  Facebook and Twitter → like our Facebook page for regular updates on activities at SDCA.

Our Services

SDCA is a voluntary organisation that began delivering services for deaf people in 2003. The organisation offers services to individual deaf people, the wider deaf community in  Sandwell and to organisations and professionals working with deaf people.

Meet Our Team

Leanne Hickenbottom–Marriott
Director & CEO

Natalie Warrington
Deputy Director
Gail Worsey
Wendy Collins
Finance Officer
Diana Nutt
Honorary President

Peter Hopkins
Sign Language Interpreter
Lisa Bowen
Training & Information Manager

Penny Clarke
Chair of Trustees
Tony Bissell
Trustee (Volunteer)

Bob Clarke
Trustee (Secretary)

Siobhan Lyne
Support Service Manager
Geoff Rose
Trustee (Volunteer)
Paula Bains
Trustee (Treasurer)
Janine Lowe
Communication Service Manager

Becky Stokes
Communication Service Bookings Co-ordinator

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Our Mission Statement

“We aim to support, encourage and enrich the lives and aspirations
of deaf people in Sandwell through the re-development of the
Deaf Resource centre and the Deaf community”


‘To lead by example, an accessible society without barriers’






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Deaf Community Centre,
Dagger Lane,
West Bromwich
B71 4BB


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