Read the latest news and updates about our wide range of services and activities in The Elizabeth Foundation’s Listen! Summer 2022 Newsletter.
Staff, trustees, volunteers, families and supporters of The Elizabeth Foundation recently celebrated the wonderful news that Ofsted rated the charity’s services for preschool deaf children ‘Outstanding’ in their latest inspection report.
In the run up to Red Nose Day on 18 March 2022, young deaf adult Oliver Pritchard is representing The Elizabeth Foundation in the “Red Nose and Spoon Race” on BBC The One Show to help raise funds for Comic Relief.
The Elizabeth Foundation has published its latest Impact Report 2020-21 to celebrate and showcase the effect of its work on the lives of young deaf children and their families.
Read “The Elizabeth Foundation at 40” publication, celebrating our first four decades of helping young deaf children learn to listen and talk.
It is with profound sadness we announce our founder, Shirley Metherell MBE, has passed away.
We are delighted to announce that The Elizabeth Foundation has been accredited by the leading children’s communication charity I CAN as an Early Talk Specialist Level Service – their highest level of accreditation.
Shirley and David Metherell set up The Elizabeth Foundation in 1981 to help preschool deaf children learn to listen and talk. During 2021, we will be marking the first 40 years of the charity’s work in a variety of ways.
Portsmouth business leader Tom Holloway was recently confirmed as the new Chair of The Elizabeth Foundation’s Board of Trustees. He takes over the role from the previous Chair, Dr Peter Ardern, who remains on the Board as our longest-serving Trustee.
We are delighted to announce that the first section of our Learning through music resource is now available free-of-charge on the Let’s Listen and Talk website. This section provides 10 activity-based songs to use with babies with all degrees of deafness.