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Description of activity
The National Deaf Children’s Society is the UK’s leading childhood deafness charity. We’re here for every deaf child who needs us, no matter what their level or type of deafness or how they communicate. We’re also here for their parents and carers, extended family members and the professionals who work with them.
Our vision is a world without barriers for every deaf child. With the right support, there’s no reason why a deaf child can’t achieve just as much as a hearing child.
Our website has all the information families of deaf children and deaf young people need to make informed choices, find deaf-friendly services, learn from other families and access support. Go to ndcs.org.uk.
The Buzz is our website for deaf children and young people aged 8 to 18. It’s packed with information, support and real stories from other deaf young people, and all content is available in English and BSL. Check out the Buzz at buzz.org.uk.
Family and youth events
We offer a wide range of family events, both online and in-person. Our events are a great way to connect with other parents and families, grow your knowledge and learn from experts.
We also work with deaf young people through our interactive workshops, digital events and webinars, supporting them to develop their knowledge, skills and confidence.
Local deaf children’s societies are support groups run by parents and carers. They’re located all over the UK and offer support and advice as well as a range of activities.
We also have an online forum - Your Community - where you can connect with other parents and carers, get tips, ask questions and share experiences.
Try out the latest technology
Our Technology Test Drive loan service gives families and deaf children and young people the chance to try out products, such as vibrating alarm clocks and radio aids.
• Discover our information and services: ndcs.org.uk/hereforyou
• Contact our free helpline: ndcs.org.uk/helpline
• Become a member for free: ndcs.org.uk/Family-Membership
• Find your local group: ndcs.org.uk/findlocalgroup
• The Buzz website for deaf young people aged 8 to 18: buzz.org.uk
Organisation Contact Details
Address and Accessibility
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Staff have specialist training
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Phone: 0808 800 8880
Text: 0786 002 2888 (SMS)
Live chat: ndcs.org.uk/livechat
English isn't your first language? We can call you back with an interpreter in your preferred language for free. Fluent Welsh speaker usually available Monday-Wednesday.
Days and times of activity / opening
|Monday||From 09:00||To 17:00||You can call, text or email our Freephone Helpline|
|Tuesday||From 09:00||To 17:00||You can call, text or email our Freephone Helpline|
|Wednesday||From 09:00||To 17:00||You can call, text or email our Freephone Helpline|
|Thursday||From 09:00||To 17:00||You can call, text or email our Freephone Helpline|
|Friday||From 09:00||To 12:30||You can call, text or email our Freephone Helpline|
Description of Eligibility or Referral Criteria and Pathways (if applicable)
We’re here for every deaf child who needs us, no matter what their level or type of deafness or how they communicate. We use the term ‘deaf’ to refer to all types of hearing loss, from mild to profound. This includes deafness in one ear or temporary hearing loss such as glue ear.
Deaf children and young people aged 0 to 25 and their families