What people say about us

Malawi

Scottish Government 2016

Malawi Deaf/Deafblind Awareness and Communication Training (M-DACT) Project

This independent evaluation represents the final evaluation of the three-year M-DACT project, implemented by the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) with support from Signal and Sense Scotland. With funding from the Scottish Government, this project aimed to increase access to education and improve retention in school and academic achievement for Deaf and hearing impaired children in Malawi’s Northern Region…(more)

To read stories from participants in this project, please click here.

Comic Relief 2015

Awareness and Communication Training for Deafness (ACT) Project in Northern Malawi

This is the independent evaluation of the ACT Project, which was implemented in 2013-2015 by the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) with support from Signal and funding from Comic Relief. The ACT Project, which built on Signal’s previous work in Malawi, aimed to improve access, retention and achievement for Deaf and hearing impaired children in mainstream primary education…(more)

Uganda

UKaid 2017

Improved Knowledge and Awareness of Health, HIV, Education Rights and Choices for Deaf People in Uganda

This is the independent evaluation of the “Improved knowledge and awareness of health, HIV, education rights and choices for deaf people in Uganda” project, implemented in Greater Masaka (Central Uganda) and Arua (Northern Uganda) in 2014-2017. This project was funded by UKaid and implemented by Signhealth Uganda in partnership with Signal. The project focused on training in awareness and peer support to empower Deaf and hearing impaired children and young people with improved communication, self-worth, access to rights-based information (education and HIV/AIDS) and engagement with advocacy networks.

To read the abridged version of the independent evaluation, please click here, and to read the full version, please click here.

Comic Relief 2016

Uganda Deaf Awareness and Communication (U-DAC) Project

This is the independent evaluation of the U-DAC project, which was implemented in the Greater Masaka districts of Kalungu, Masaka, Lwengo, Rakai and Bukomansimbi in Central Uganda between April 2013 and February 2016. This project was funded by Comic Relief and implemented by Signhealth Uganda in partnership with Signal. The project aimed to increase access to education and improve retention in school and academic achievement for Deaf and hearing impaired children and challenge negative cultural stereotypes regarding deafness…(more)

UK

Signal Befriending nationally approved 2017

Signal Befriending in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin was accredited as meeting the NCVO Mentoring and Befriending Approved Provider Standards (APS) in February 2017.
Extracts of the summary of the accreditation assessment:

… the Signal Befriending Project met all the requirements of APS …

The project has demonstrated its clear aims, objectives and outcomes with staff and befrienders showing a clear understanding of them as well as describing outcomes they achieve for clients.

… there is a very clear commitment to managing the safety of staff, service users and befrienders through appropriate and effective systems …

The project showed a strength in its practice through developing a thorough process for assessing service user need …

Befrienders are appropriately supported in their role … A strength was shown in the range of additional training on offer …

Clear processes are used to match befrienders to service users, with information gathered from the service user and volunteer being used in the matching decision process …

The befriending relationships are monitored in a variety of ways … Strengths were identified in the project’s … process of evaluating the project to inform future practice and the use of the ‘How was it for you?’ form. … a befriender reported improvements in their own situation through being a volunteer …

The value of the project to the mentors and befrienders and service users was made clear to the assessor, with a volunteer commenting that the project is “very efficient … very thorough” and a service user adding “having someone to talk to makes me feel more comfortable”.

To see a copy of the full report, please contact Signal.