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


Zebra Access CIO provides services and support to Deaf, Deaf Blind and Hard of Hearing people with thanks to The National Lottery Community Fund. Services includes Employment Services, English/Maths tutorials, Advocacy, Community Development, BSL/Deaf Awareness, drop-in sessions dealing with a range of queries, complaints, form filling, and many more. Zebra Access staff and volunteers have the right to work in a safe and abuse free environment. The organisation will not tolerate any kind of abuse against its staff, volunteers or property.

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