CEO Chat #14
According to my diary last week was a quiet affair however, in reality it was non-stop catching up with the team.
We were thrilled to receive a nomination for the National Diversity Awards, our mystery nominee said “Cumbria Deaf Association is celebrating its 130 year anniversary this year and has been supporting deaf and hard of hearing people in the region throughout this time. It is now emerging from the difficulties provided by Covid and they are now providing regular coffee mornings in their two centres and opening a third. Their two interpreters cover 1000 miles a month each in order to meet and support access throughout the vast county.” We need to encourage others to vote for us so, if you have a moment please visit https://www.nationaldiversityawards.co.uk/awards-2023/nominations/cumbria-deaf-association/ and leave a few supporting comments about us, the work we do, how we have helped etc.
On Thursday quite a few of the team were in Ulverston at The Coro where we hosted a coffee morning. It was a wonderful opportunity to chat to friends of CDA, potential volunteers and people who shared their frustrations about the lack of understanding and awareness on deaf, and hard of hearing issues. We were also joined by two local PCSOs for people to chat to about local policing issues or concerns they have.
I took Friday off as annual leave because it was much need after the past few busy weeks. With the weather not being brilliant for time in the garden, I took the opportunity to do as little as possible and watch some favourite, old films. It is so important to take time out to restore body and soul, I certainly came back into the office on Monday with renewed energy – the sunshine might have helped too!