South Yorkshire

Who we are

Providing support to people with additional communication needs in particular those who are deaf/hard of hearing.

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Are you a resident of South Yorkshire, unemployed and not in education and aged 16+ in need of support to learn new skills to gain employment then look no further.

Aspire to Be is an innovative service for those who are:

  • Deaf/hard of hearing and those with a learning difficulty/disability or other communication issues that inspires and makes a difference.

A programme that is flexible to better meet the needs of individuals.  We look a the ability and not the disability. We encourage others to see opportunities rather than challenges.

We have a range of options available to assist you in your journey and achieve your goals.

Employability Support
We will assist with CV writing, cover letters, job search activities, interview prep, Independent travel advice, employer engagement.

Confidence Building
Offer a 3 day confidence building course.

Work experience
Simulated work environments—Warehouse, Hotel Suite, Shop, Kitchen/Café and Admin office on site to help train and prepare you for the world of work.

Non accredited awards ( linked to simulated work areas )
We have developed various industry non-accredited unit awards based on each sectors standards that support the learning and understanding required to undertake job roles.

Personal Development
We offer advice and support with:
Personal Hygiene
Health & Well being

Information, Advice & Guidance
Signpost /support with need for external interventions

Last year 60% of our service users gained employment
Working with employers is an essential part of what we do

  • We have links with many industry sectors
  • Provide in-depth awareness to employers and employees
  • Arrange work trials to maximise successful applications and improve job retention

The job recruitment process then becomes more robust and reliable for the employer and the service user

For more information, please contact us.

Opening Times

Monday to Friday 9am - 4pm 

Contact Details

Contact name: Mrs Julie Wright

Email address:

Phone number: 01302 386712

Mobile number:Text 07774 970643

Address: Doncaster Deaf Trust Leger Way Doncaster DN2 6AY

Contact name: Tina Rafferty

Email address:

Phone number: 01302 386711

Mobile number:07707 7703912


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South Yorkshire

Published: 12 April 2022