Partners As Deaf Hub (Wales) moves forward the Trustees hope to establish more partnerships and user groups in the building, allowing the building to be open 7 days a week. If you require more information about any of the groups, please contact them directly. The contact details will appear here soon. Deaf Hub (Wales) is responsible for Cardiff Deaf Centre and setting up new services. It also provides support to the groups that use the building where and when needed, and at present, supports the following groups, who all use Cardiff Deaf Centre at present: Cardiff Deaf Sport and Social Club (CDSSC) (Charity Number: 1063273) This group are the oldest users of the building, they are a charity within their own right, separate to Deaf Hub (Wales), with their own constitution and their own structure of membership. CDSSC is responsible for the catering and alcohol licence for consumption on the premises. They also run the hugely successful coffee mornings once a month on a Saturday. They have also started their own Weight Watchers group. Cardiff Deaf Creative Hands (CDCH) This is one of Deaf Hub (Wales)'s newest groups and has been a roaring success with people from all over South Wales attending. Supporting families and Deaf children offering peer to peer support, activities and educational seminars throughout the year. Their website is http://www.cardiffdch.co.uk/. Cardiff Deaf Cool Youth Club (CDCYC) This is run by Cardiff City Council independently from Deaf Hub (Wales) and caters for young people between the ages of 11 and 25. Barracuda Drum Club This is a successful drum club that practices at Deaf Hub (Wales) on Monday and Tuesday evenings and is open to Deaf and Hearing people. There are beginner and advanced classes. South East Wales Deaf Church Association (Deaf Church) (Charity Number: 1063273) This groups meets on Friday morning with a service at 12noon from visiting ministers. The Deaf Church is a charity in its own right and provides spiritual support for many. As Cardiff Deaf Centre is consecrated, church services may be held within the building. British Deaf Association (BDA) This is the largest Deaf led charity in the UK and they have recently opened their new South Wales office at DeafHub (Wales). The BDA provide advocacy services in Wales. Their website is http://www.bda.org.uk/. Sarona Training and Consultancy A Deaf-led company based in Cardiff specialising in British Sign Language, Deaf Awareness, Mentoring and Translation. Sarona Training strives to provide quality training and inspire individuals. In doing this they aim to enhance quality of life for Deaf, hard of hearing and of course hearing people. Their website is: https://www.saronatraining.co.uk/. BSL Charter and Partnership with Cardiff City Council Cardiff City Council has signed the BDA’s British Sign Language Charter, pledging to provide better public services to Deaf people. The signing of the Charter is one of the BDA’s key approaches to help ensure the Council meets both its legal and customer service obligations. The Charter has five pledges: Ensure access to information and services Promote learning and high quality teaching of BSL Support deaf children and families Ensure staff working with Deaf people can communicate effectively in BSL Consult with the local Deaf community on a regular basis. Cardiff City Council have only committed to Pledge No 5 and we believe that through the ongoing partnership they will be encouraged to commit to the remaining pledges in due course.