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Changemaker Groups

Photo: An exciting opportunity to join a like-minded group of deaf young people.

Deaf young people who join our Changemaker Groups will:

  • meet other deaf young people and make new friends
  • take part in exciting activities
  • talk about issues that affect or interest deaf young people
  • find out how they can make a difference!

What it means to be a changemaker

A changemaker is someone who comes up with creative ideas to solve a social problem.

We want to equip and empower deaf young people with the skills, knowledge and experience to be changemakers for themselves, others and their communities.

Changemaker Groups

Each Changemaker Group will be made up of young people from places around the UK. They're an exciting opportunity for deaf young people to learn from other inspiring deaf people, develop new skills and make a difference. 

The groups will meet every month and plan their own sessions about issues that are really important to them. These could be making the environment a safer place, accessing subtitles at the cinema, changes in education or anything else that matters to them.

Who can take part

To take part, deaf young people must be aged 11 to 18 and live in the UK.

Group members will have different levels of deafness and communicate in different ways. We use the word ‘deaf’ to describe someone with any level of deafness from mild to profound.

How to join a Changemaker Group

If a young person is interested in joining a Changemaker Group they can complete our online form.

We will then let young people know about their nearest group and they can start getting involved and making a difference.

ChangeMaker Events 

Join us for our in person ChangeMaker events around the United Kingdom. There will be interactive workshops showing you how you can make a change and we’ll have fun games and exciting group activities. We’d love to see you there!

When and Where

Wherever you live in the UK, there’s a face-to-face event in in your country. We can help to arrange transport too.


  • Saturday 23 July
  • 10am to 4pm
  • The Studio and Escape Hunt, Birmingham 

Northern Ireland 

  • Saturday 20 August
  • 10am to 4pm 
  • Belfast Activity Centre, Belfast 


  • Saturday 3 September 
  • 10am to 4pm 
  • Urdd Centre and the Senedd, Cardiff 

Further information

Not sure about something or want more information? Email us at [email protected].