Deaf organisations A-E
They provide information and support for people with hearing loss and tinnitus. They are involved in campaigning, lobbying, raising awareness, and social, medical, and technical research.
Action on Hearing Loss
19-23 Featherstone Street
The British Deaf Association (BDA) is focused on achieving equality for Deaf people through community empowerment, membership and campaigning. The BDA is a high profile national “Deaf People’s Organisation” with a strong local presence throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
British Deaf Association Main Office
18 Leather Lane
Tel: 0207 405 0090
Promotes awareness of mental health issues with deaf people and all who work with deaf people, as well as mental health education of deaf people. BSMHD hosts discussion evenings called 'Healthy Deaf Minds', which cover a variety of topics within this field.
Provides help and support to people with tinnitus. Also organises conferences, undertakes research, campaigns groups and produces a quarterly journal for its members.
Independent assessment centre for deaf children. Assessments include hearing, speech and language, educational and psychological assessments.
The Burwood Centre
Fax: 01635 231 445
Tel/minicom: 01635 573 820
Deaf Aware offers deaf awareness training that equips people with a better understanding and awareness of the needs of the deaf/hard of hearing community. They also offer free information and factsheets.
Tel: 07990 840 438
Text Relay: 08002 01453 546975
Text: 07903 516 344
Founded in 1985, Deafax is a charitable company with a national remit and strong international links. It pioneers the innovative use of educational, research and training projects involving technology for deaf people of all ages, teachers, employers and health professionals.
Through harnessing technology Deafax enables deaf people to achieve more and breakdown the barriers of isolation.
The organisation's mission statement is: “To empower deaf people of all ages to lead fulfilling lives through the use of innovative technologies.”
Deafax also specialises in creating, developing and delivering cultural and linguistically appropriate educational tools and deaf-friendly resources. These can either be delivered through workshops by the Deafax training team or can be purchased and used by others to deliver themselves.
Wycombe Road Centre
Deafblind Scotland assists deafblind people throughout Scotland to lead fulfilled and independent lives. Deafblind Scotland can provide a trained guide/communicator in most parts of Scotland if funding is available. The service enables people to be involved in their own communities.
21 Alexandra Avenue,
Tel: 0141 777 6111
Text: 0141 777 6111
Fax: 0141 775 3311
Deafblind UK is a national charity that assists people who have lost or are losing both their sight and hearing. A regional network of staff provides services to enable deafblind people to live as independently as possible and enjoy life to the full.
National Centre for Deafblindness
John & Lucille van Geest Place
Helpline: 0800 132 320
Tel: 01733 358 100
Text: 01733 358 100
Fax: 01733 358 356
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Deaf Connections delivers specialist services to deaf adults across Scotland. It works with health professionals and members of the Deaf community to improve Deaf people's access to health services. Deaf Connections provides a range of advice and information on health issues to the Deaf community and runs a wide variety of clubs and societies for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people from its base at the Glasgow Centre for the Deaf.
Deaf Education Advocacy Fellowship (DEAF) is a community interest company providing an advocacy service for deaf and disabled people and signposting them towards education and employment opportunities.
By building self confidence and encouraging a positive attitude, the organisation helps individuals to develop their ideas and achieve their personal goals.
Deaf Education Advocacy Fellowship
2nd Floor, Minshull House
SMS: 07975 986 796
Works to improve the lives of deaf people with an emphasis on deaf and hearing people working together. Have a number of regional centres that provide a range of integrated social activities, information on culture and language and provides a range of training opportunities including deaf awareness.
Tel/fax: 020 7790 6147
Aims to advance equality for deaf people by providing advice and training to organisations and individuals (hearing and deaf), by researching views of service users, by carrying out projects and acting as consultants on deafness.
67 Lyndhurst Grove
Tel: 020 7701 4788
Disability, Pregnancy and Parenthood International believes that parents with disabilities should have equal access to services and information about all aspects of pregnancy, birth and parenting. The organisation runs a freephone/text information service and publishes a quarterly journal. The service is for parents, parents-to-be and professionals working with disabled parents.
The Elizabeth Foundation provides family centred services in Hampshire, Hertfordshire and West Yorkshire, for deaf babies, pre-school children and their families. Also, two nationwide correspondence courses, for families unable to attend the centres, are available for parents with children 0-2 years and 2-5 years. The Elizabeth Foundation believes that it is the right of every deaf child to be given the opportunity to develop good listening skills and spoken language.
Southwick Hill Road
Tel: 023 9237 2735
Text: 023 9237 2735
Fax: 023 9232 6155