Deaf & Hard of hearing
Useful contacts and links
The National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS)
NDCS is the national charity dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and young people.
15 Dufferin Street, London, EC1Y 8UR
NDCS Freephone Helpline: 0808 800 8880 (voice and text)
Fax: 020 7251 5020
Email: Helpline@ndcs.org.uk (general information)
UK Deaf Sport
UK Deaf Sport is the recognised leading Governing Body of Deaf Sport in the United Kingdom. A registered charity which aims to encourage deaf people to participate, enjoy and excel in sport. We provide Expertise, Engagement and Endorsement on deaf sport throughout the UK.
SportPark – Loughborough University
3,Oakwood Drive, Loughborough, Leicestershire. LE11 3QF
Action on Hearing Loss
A national charity for deaf people that aims to achieve a better quality of life for deaf and hard of hearing people. It does this by campaigning, lobbying, raising awareness of deafness, providing services and through social, medical and technical research.
19-23 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8SL
Tel: 0808 808 0123 (Freephone information line)
A telephone relay service providing vital communication links for deaf and hard of hearing people.
Tel: 0800 7311 888
Signature is a registered charity aimed at raising standards of communication between deaf and hearing people through nationally accredited BSL courses. They are also the registration body for professional BSL to English interpreters. They have a directory of registered interpreters and regular BSL courses throughout the country.
Signature, Mersey House, Mandale Business Park, Belmont, Durham DH1 1TH
Tel: 0191 383 1155
Text: 0191 383 7915
Fax: 0191 383 7914
British Deaf Association (BDA)
The BDA is the largest Deaf organisation in the UK that is run by Deaf people. They represent the sign language community and are active campaigners in improving standards and rights for Deaf and hearing sign language users. They also have an extensive online information database of organisations, groups and services for Deaf people throughout the UK.
Textphone: 02476 550393
Telephone: 02476 550936
Fax: 02476 221541
Association of Sign Language interpreters (ASLI)
ASLI is the professional association and support network for sign language interpreters in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Their members include those who work as interpreters and deaf and hearing people who support our aims.
Contact: Fortuna House, South Fifth Street, Milton Keynes. MK9 2EU
Telephone: 0871 474 0522
Fax: 01908 32 52 59