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Local groups – Scotland

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Local groups play an important role in providing support to families with deaf children and young people across Scotland.

Local groups are run by parents and carers of deaf children, sometimes with support from local health and education professionals.

Every local group is different and the activities and support a group offers can vary from area to area.  Here are some examples of how local groups support families, deaf children and young people in their areas: 

  • Christmas parties for deaf children
  • Summer Family Fun Days
  • Youth clubs for children
  • Cinema outings for deaf young people
  • Deaf friendly football lessons

Find a local group in your area

If there is not a local group in your area please contact us. There may be other families in your area we can put you in touch with. We can also help you start up a local group in your area if there is a need.

Each local group is an individually constituted charity, which is run by a committee of parents and professionals. Local groups are affiliated to the National Deaf Children's Society and we provide a range of support, grants and guidance to help local groups run effectively. 

We understand that geography in Scotland can be barrier for families of deaf children to meet each other. In Scotland we have a dedicated team that works with local groups to ensure they are inclusive and can provide support and activities for all families in their area.

To find out more about local groups in Scotland or the support we can provide, please contact us.