Merseyside Society for Deaf People (MSDP) was established in 1864 to address the many barriers and inequalities experienced by Deaf People. MSDP seeks to help Deaf People to achieve a full, active and influencing role in mainstream society. The Charity’s objects have since widened and now also include people who are Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing.
Today Merseyside Society for Deaf People exists as both a Charity and a Company Limited by Guarantee and provides a guiding hand to support and promote independent living and as an Ambassador for change that will allow Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing people to access the services and career prospects they desire, without barriers to hinder their development and contribution to society.
The services provided by MSDP include: Social Care, Support Services, duty drop-in sessions and Environmental Aids Assessments on behalf of Liverpool, Sefton and Wirral Local Authorities.
The Charity also provides specialist training in Deaf Awareness and British Sign Language from beginner up to Interpreter level.