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We provide support in Swindon & North Wiltshire to families with children who are deaf or have a hearing loss.

Our group was established by parents who have children with a hearing loss over 25 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

Deafness is not a learning disability

1,600 babies are born deaf in the UK every year

NEWS, USEFUL LINKS & RESOURCES

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 helpline@ndcs.org.uk

LOCAL GROUPS

MEMBER SUPPORT

​Christmas event: We would like to invite you to our Christmas event on Sunday 11th December 2022- a BSL accessible performance of the Christmas Pantomime Beauty and the Beast at the Wyvern Theatre, Swindon with a pre-show lunch with party food. We will be offering tickets at a subsidised price of £10 per person for all of our family members (including deaf, parent and sibling members). For more information including how to book, click here.


AGM, Wednesday 8th June 2022: Following a successful AGM on Wednesday 8th June 2022, we would like to introduce your new committee:

Chairperson Trustee - Millie Green
Trustee - Natasha Gallagher
Trustee- Jovi Ridd
Trustee- Tim Swinyard

Committee Member/Safeguarding Officer - Salim Suleman
Committee Member - Victoria Batterton
Committee Member - Victoria Jones
Committee Member - Les Cavilla
Committee Member - Josie Singleton
Committee Member- Hayley Cozens
Committee Member- Emily Beardshall
Committee Member- Ethan Barker

It is very exciting that we have our biggest committee for a number of years, with a wealth of expertise and experience. We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who could join us and make this a successful and fun AGM. Full meeting minutes are available on request, please email swindon@ndcsgroup.org.uk with ‘2022 AGM meeting minutes’ as the subject.

 

NDCS Virtual Events: ​NDCS offer a wide range of online events and courses for deaf children, young people, their parents and families. Upcoming sessions include Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP), support with remote learning, supporting parents new to hearing loss, baby and preschool coffee mornings, an intro to technology and apps for young deaf children, plus lots more! Full details of all of the upcoming events and how to book your free places are available at ndcs.org.uk/our-services/our-events/

​your name, contact details and the name of your child.​​​

 

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.

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NEXT FAMILY EVENT

​Christmas event: BSL accessible performance of the Christmas Pantomime Beauty and the Beast, at the Wyvern Theatre

​​Sunday 11th December 2022, 11:30-16:00

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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.

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