Welcome to Decibels

Decibels believes in a world where all people have opportunities to develop their creativity and discover their talents. Our work enables people, especially those with disabilities, to develop their creativity and unlock their abilities mainly through the use of technology.

Decibels was founded as a charitable company limited by guarantee in April 2005 with the aim of promoting the arts-based education and training of disabled children and young people. The Board of Decibels has recently undertaken a strategic review to set the charity’s course for the coming 10 years. Inspired by the work of Sir Ken Robinson, we are currently developing a programme of work which prioritises initiatives which encourage disabled people to be creative.

We are really excited about the next decade and if you would like to get involved in our work then we would love to hear from you!

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Planning the YEAR OF SOUND in 2022 at the House of Lords

Decibels is planning to organise a “YEAR of SOUND in 2022” at the House of Lords with the help of our Honorary President Lord Michael Berkeley of Knighton, CBE.

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Listen to Me

Eloise Garland & Ken Carter secure a National Lottery Awards for All grant for Decibels “Listen to Me” Project

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Social Purpose Marketing

Henley Business School postgraduate students Arthur, Millie, Jean and David undertake a small Social Purpose Marketing campaign on behalf of Decibels

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Trustee Director William Ogden on BBC Bitesize

William Ogden, one of our of Trustee Directors, was approached by the BBC to be interviewed to offer "peer-to-peer" guidance on 'identity' and embracing for who you are.

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Outstanding Deaf Musician, Dr Paul Whittaker, OBE, teams up with Decibels

Outstanding Deaf Musician, Dr Paul Whittaker, OBE, has teamed up with Decibels as an Consultant & Adviser. In 2005, Paul was awarded and OBE for Services to Music and holds Honorary degrees from the University of Huddersfield and the Open University.

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Are You Listening?

A BSL interpreted event in partnership with Wells Cathedral School

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METEC Coronavirus Appeal

We are determined to fight on and publicise the excellent work we are achieving with deaf and disabled children, young people and adults, both nationally and internationally.

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Support from the Worshipful Company of Gold and Silver Wyre Drawers

Worshipful Company of Gold and Silver Wyre Drawers supports the Creative Arts work of Decibels

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Outstanding Deaf Artist links up with Decibels

We're pleased to announce Hamish Rosie is now a Professional Consultant to Decibels! Decibels is looking forward to working with Hamish on future developments.

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Please leave some of your wealth to Decibels, not the Government

Are you one of the 60% of Britons who haven't made a Will? If so, you may end up leaving much of your wealth to the Government instead of your family and a charity like Decibels! Don't make the mistake of thinking Wills are just for the rich. If you own a home, you are worth more than you think.

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CALYPSO Project Postponed due to Coronavirus

The Barbados CALYPSO Project has been delayed due to the global Coronavirus outbreak

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Ruth Montgomery appointed as Decibels’ new Creative Arts Director

We are pleased to announce that Ruth Montgomery, who we have worked with extensively over the past 6 years on some very important projects, has been appointed as our new Creative Arts Director!

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CALYPSO Press Release

Calypso will bring together deaf and hearing musicians, artists, film makers, and writers from across the UK, USA and Barbados to help raise awareness in Barbados to deaf people’s needs

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Sponsorship for the CALYPSO Barbados & UK Project

The Peter Boos Family Foundation has donated £7K to Specialkidz International of which Peter N. Boos FCA is Honorary President. The donation assists Ken Carter & Decibels in sponsoring and supporting the Calypso Project in collaboration with Ruth Montgomery and Eloise Garland of Audiovisibility.

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