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Deafness is not a learning disability
Our group was established by parents who have children with a hearing loss 30 years ago. It is still run by volunteer parents today.
We organise fun events, provide a great network of families, hold fund raisers and offer information and support, to children who are deaf or have a hearing loss and their families in the Swindon & North Wiltshire area through our free membership scheme.
We also work closely with audiology and other professional organisations involved in the day to day care of our children.
Deaf children are vulnerable to isolation, bullying and poor self-esteem
1,600 babies are born deaf in the UK every year
Local groups are affiliated to the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) - The NDCS Helpline is a valued service they offer to families for support & advice. To access this service call the NDCS Helpline on 0808 800 8880 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The DCS offers two types of funding applications- Individual Member Grants to support our young deaf members and a funding scheme for individuals and organisations, for proposals that benefit deaf children, young people and their families, including privately organised events.
We warmly welcome all parents, family members, volunteers & professionals working with deaf children to join our local Group.
Membership is FREE - Simply fill out the membership form by clicking on the link below and ensure you OPT IN to receive emails.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, THURSDAY 13TH JULY 2023, 19:00 - 21:00- Our AGM was held on Thursday 13th July at Coleview Community Centre, where our new committee was voted in. To see who the current committee is please visit the ABOUT US page - You can view the 2023 AGM presentation here.
EXCITING OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME A TRUSTEE FOR THE SWINDON & NORTH WILTSHIRE DEAF CHILDREN’S SOCIETY (DCS) - The Swindon & North Wiltshire Deaf Children’s Society is looking for new trustees to enable its continuation. Two of our current trustees are standing down this year to take a well-deserved break having been involved with the charity for many years. We have a strong committee who will continue to be involved in the day-to-day running of the charity and two members who will be stepping up to trustee posts as co-chairs, but we are keen to find some additional trustees to help us pursue our aims.
LEVEL WATER SWIMMING LESSONS: Level Water are a charity that offers 1:1 swimming sessions, for children from 4 to 11 years old with physical or sensory impairments, including hearing loss, who can't currently swim or need more dedicated attention. The lessons are designed to build their water skills in a fun, safe and inclusive environment. Slots are available for 1-1 swimming lessons at Dorcan Recreation Complex, Swindon from 3.30 - 6pm. For more information, please contact Vicky Hunt by email at email@example.com or visit the Level Water website and complete the application form.