Community Development

Community Development is vital to enable growth and change for the communities within the Black Country.

Community Development seeks to empower individuals and groups of Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing people with the skills they need to affect change within their communities. 

Our Community Development Officer also supports other services at Zebra Access to ensure all of community users and professional bodies have access to all services. 

Additionally our Community Development Officer will work alongside professional bodies to improve the accessibility for Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing people.

We provide: - 

  • Events (on-site or off-site, helping community users to set up their own event/s
  • Coffee Mornings
  • Training
  • Workshops / Forums
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Fundraising
  • Reporting Hate Crime 
  • Healthy lifestyle 
  • Signposting
  • Networking with professional bodies
  • Deliver presentations about Zebra Access

For more information contact our Community Development Officer, Deirdre Maguire at  or Text/Facetime 07472958534


With the support of funders such as the National Lottery's Community Fund, BFI, Foundations, Trusts and so on, Zebra Access CIO provides a range of free services and support to Deaf, Deafblind, Hard of Hearing and Deafened people and communities. Zebra Access staff, volunteers have the right to work in a safe and abuse free environment alongside with service users. The organisation will not tolerate any kind of abuse against its staff, volunteers, service users or property.

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