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Northern Ireland

Photo: Our work in Northern Ireland

The National Deaf Children's Society provides support to deaf children and young people and their families in Northern Ireland.  We run events for families to help them at key points in their deaf child's life. And we work to influence the standard and quality of services they receive. With your support, we can create a powerful voice for change and demand a fair deal for every deaf child.

Find out more about our work in Northern Ireland and about local groups run by parents and carers of deaf children to give emotional and social support to families.

Contact the Northern Ireland team

Northern Ireland
You can contact the Northern Ireland team at:
The National Deaf Children's Society
The NICVA Building
61 Duncairn Gardens
BT15 2GB

Tel: 028 9035 2011 (v)

Who's who at the National Deaf Children's Society

Alasdair O'Hara
Head of Policy and Influencing for Scotland and Northern Ireland

Joanne O'Donnell
Scotland and Northern Ireland Head of Operations

Paul Copeland
Business Manager: Scotland and Northern Ireland

Celine Heatley
Departmental Administrator

Barbara Wilson
Children and Families Support Officer – West NI

Janice Montgomery-Watkins
Children and Families support Officer – East NI

Heather Young
Family Children and Families’ Support Manager Scotland and Northern Ireland

Wendy Gallagher
Event Organiser

Paula Fulton
Language & Communication Officer

Helen Ferguson
Policy and Campaigns Officer

Amy New
Campaigns and Communications Assistant

Local groups in Northern Ireland

High Five Group (Armagh and Dungannon)

P.A.N.D.A (Parents at North Down and Ards)

Portadown and Lurgan - Sound Friends

Hearing Hub (Newtownabbey)

Listen hEAR (Saintfield)

Hands and Voices (Omagh Deaf Children's Society)
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Our location

Our Address

The NICVA Building, 61 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast BT15 2GB

Tel: 028 9035 2011

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