Services in your area
The NDCS England Regional Directors promote the interests of deaf children and their families at a local level. One of their main roles is to influence key decision makers in local authorities and health services to ensure education, health, social care and other public services meet the needs of deaf children.
In order to do this, they have been consistently collecting and updating information on services for deaf children and their families across all regions in England. This information has now been collated into one place, with a series of regional spreadsheets providing a ‘one stop shop’ of service provision on a regional basis, suitable for parents and professionals alike.
Find out about services in your area
To find out details of services which can provide support for your deaf child, you will need to identify the appropriate region for where you live (North West, North East, Yorkshire and Humber, West Midlands, East Midlands, East of England, South West, South East or London).
Each regional spreadsheet has an index page. By clicking on the appropriate blue text, you can directly access a series of ‘pages’. You will find a ‘page’ for each local authority, detailing contact information for hearing support services, schools that have specialist resource bases for deaf children and young people, and social care, plus details of the Freedom of Information (FOI) contacts. Links to the Directgov and Ofsted websites are also included, to provide an additional level of information. To access any of these links, just click on the underlined blue text.
There are a series of additional ‘pages’ providing health information: clinical commissioning groups, National Newborn Hearing Screening sites, audiology centres, cochlear implant centres and speech and language therapy services. Links to the appropriate NHS Choices information for hospitals and Quality Assurance reports for Newborn Hearing Screening Programmes are included, as well as links to policy statements in relation to screening and audiology services.
There is also a ‘page’ detailing other local provision, including deaf special schools, NDCS local groups and local voluntary deaf agencies and associations, plus a further ‘page’ providing comprehensive additional useful information including links to areas of the NDCS website, national websites and professional associations.
9/4/14 - Service sheets updated to include information about support available from local authorities to help families learn BSL.
The Regional Director’s Team Business Support Officer, is responsible for updating the information in the spreadsheets and would be very pleased to receive any comments and updates. You can make contact by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by telephone on 01283 534 521. We hope that this information will prove to be useful to a wider audience, and look forward to receiving your comments.
Want to find services in your area? In order to do this, please download from the following documents relative to your local area:
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