NDCS (National Deaf Children's Society)  http://www.ndcs.org.uk

NDCS is a national charity dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and young people. 

BELIEFS:

  • Deaf children can do anything other children can do, given early diagnosis and the right support from the start. 
  • Deaf children should be involved in decisions that affect them as early an age as possible.
  • Families are the most important influence on deaf children and young people and need clear balanced information to make informed choices.
  • Effective language and communication skills lie at the heart of deaf children and young people's social, emotional and intellectual development.
  • Deaf children should be valued by society and have the same opportunities as any other child.
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Deaf Access http://www.deaf-access.co.uk

Deaf Access provides a diverse range of groups and services aimed at supporting independence and empowerment.

Action on hearing loss (formerly RNID) http://www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/

What they do:

  • Experts in providing support for people with hearing loss and tinnitus.
  • Provide day-to-day care for people who are deaf and have additional needs.
  • Supply communication services and training.
  • Offer practical advice to help people protect their hearing.
  • Campaign to change public policy around hearing loss issues.
  • Support research into an eventual cure for hearing loss and tinnitus.

Remark http://www.remark.uk.com/

Remark! 

  • Are the largest Deaf-run and Deaf led company in the UK specialising in all aspects of television/video production British Sign Language (BSL), interpreting, training, translation - including subtitling, In-Vision and audio description and multimedia development.
  • Through their services they continuously aim to support and enhance the lives of Deaf, hard of hearing and blind individuals. To help achieve their goals they re-invest profits into their charity, Remark! Community. The charity was created to offer support through a variety of ways including hosting a broad range of events and initiatives and the sponsorship of individuals and clubs.
        cSeeker http://cseeker.co.uk/

        Book your communication support online - please visit website for more details

Community ID http://www.communityid.co.uk/home.html

Royal Association for Deaf people (RAD) http://www.royaldeaf.org.uk/

RAD 

  • Is a Deaf led organisation. They promote the welfare and interests of Deaf people. They believe Deaf people should receive the same access and opportunities as hearing people. RAD mainly support Deaf people whose first or preferred language is British Sign Language (BSL) but also work with people with all forms of deafness including those who are hard of hearing, deafened, or deafblind.

BBC See Hear http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006m9cb

Theatre Sign http://www.theatresign.com/

  • Theatresign's mission is to make accessible the most popular West End shows chosen by Sign Language users. Wherever possible half price seats are made available and these interpreted shows usually take place on a Saturday matinee.

Signed Stories http://www.signedstories.com/

  • Great books to see for children in sign language and subtitles.

           Provider of on-screen Bristish Sign Language with a Deaf and hearing team committed to   
           improving access for everyone who uses BSL. On the site you can find out about their business 
           and business services, learn and practice BSL, check out up and coming signed TV programmes
           catch up on the news and even play BSL games

The Cinema Exhibitors' association card http://www.ceacard.co.uk/

  • This is a national card that can be used to verify that the holder is entitled to one free ticket for a person accompanying them to the cinema. Deaf children are eligible for this!!!!

The Elizabeth Foundation http://www.elizabeth-foundation.org/learning.asp  

The Elizabeth Foundation Mission:

  • Is a national charity supporting infants and pre-school aged childrens with hearing loss and their families, by providing help, support and encouragement. It is the Elizabeth Foundation's belief that it is the right of every deaf child to be given the opportunity to learn to listen and talk.

About Friends of Griffin:

  • Is a recently established charity. The remit is to assist families and their children who have a hearing or visual impairment. This is a new venture and will greatly benefit from any suggestions or ideas that you may have. At the moment we are a small group but we would hope to become increasingly effective with the participation of more families and friends.As friends of Griffins, our initial goal is to improve facilities for the families and children who use the centre.
  • Future aims include developing a support group for parents, funding day excursions for children during school holidays and buying in educational sessions i.e. art, music.
  • Our hope is that children, parents, schools and local businesses will become involved in fundraising activities. By applying for grants and approaching corporations and the media we aim to raise funds for the benefit of Griffins.  
BSL Fingerspell Practice.   


Learn and Communicate Resources
  

  • Early Years Music Classes for Deaf Children
  • DELTA (Deaf Education through Listening and Talking) is a national charity supporting deaf children and their families who wish to follow an auditory oral route from birth, through education and beyond.
Auditory Verbal  http://www.avuk.org/
  • National charity promoting auditory verbal therapy - a parent centered approach to enabling children with hearing impairment to learn to talk through listening.
  • Hearing Direct - A UK company offering hundreds of hard of hearing aids as well as alerting devices for the deaf such as alarms. It is a member of the 'Buy with Confidence scheme' by Trading Standards and offers plenty of hearing related information on its blog pages
Handprint Theatre   http://handprinttheatre.co.uk/  

Handprint Theatre create theatre which is accessible to both Deaf and Hearing Intregrated     audiences not segregating but allowing all to see performances which communicate accross language, disability or culture. Using puppetry, physical theatre, British Sign Language and a combination of anything they can get their hands on, the company strive to make a new style of theatre.

South West London and St Georges Mental Health Trust    http://www.swlstg-tr.nhs.uk/our-services/deaf-child-young-people-and-family-service/

Who is the service for:

This service provides highly specialised mental health care to D/deaf children and young people (aged 0 to 18 years) and their families and hearing children of Deaf adults in the community.

Specialist assessments are effectively co-ordinated with other agencies and the service offers a range of interventions according to individual and family needs.

The service is offered in Kent, East and West Sussex and parts of Surrey.


The service is for Deaf children and young people aged 0-18 years with severe and enduring mental health problems and communication disorders. We address complex problems including psychotic illness, bipolar affective disorders, depression, severe anxiety disorders, some eating disorders, autistic spectrum disorders and Tourette's syndrome. Our focus is on recovery in collaboration with children, young people and their families/carers.

Boots hearing care   http://www.bootshearingcare.com/

Providing free hearing tests and information on hearing, hearing loss and life with a hearing aid from boots hearingcare.