Our people:

All the staff at Deaf Solution Ltd are Deaf. Almost all have BSL (British Sign Language) as their first and preferred language and all are fluent in BSL. All staff are immersed in the deaf community and identify strongly with deaf culture. It is very important that our clients who are deaf are supported by someone who is able to match their language needs and this can only be done by people whose first language is BSL.

Many are staff are also trained in Deafblind communication enabling us to support people who are deafblind.

Currently, we employ 12 staff but we are growing all the time as our client base develops. If you feel you would add value to our team please contact to register your interest and request an application form. We are always interested in receiving enquiries from people who feel drawn to care for people and want to make a difference in people’s lives. Head to the Contact Us page and get in touch.

David Morton – CEO

David has had a varied and interesting career starting out in IT and working primarily in Scotland but also travelling throughout the world. Leaving the world of IT David began as a carer progressing to Deaf Community Liaison Officer for Rotherham Council. When this post finished David set up Deaf Solution as he realised there was a need for deaf support but this was not being met. Over the years Deaf Solution Ltd has grown and is now one of the leading specialist agencies in the region and the only one offering support from a Deaf led organisation.

Sharon Cooper – Manager

Sharon Cooper is our newly appointed Office Manager. Sharon gained her BSc Open degree from Open University, specialising in Issues in Deafness, Working with young people and children, Equality, participation and inclusion and Issues in research with children and young people and has since worked in a variety of settings throughout her career. Her first job was working in a hearing aid dispenser business dealing with customers to assess their hearing loss, advice on hearing aids and spectacles and personal care of hearing aids. She took up an offer in a nursery to work with a child who has a cochlear implant which lead her to completing Stage 3 British Sign Language qualifications. Her most valuable experience and skills have been gained in educational settings where she worked with Deaf children in mainstream schools for more than 15 years, including teaching Level 1 and Level 2 British sign language in further education colleges and as an optional GCSE course.