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.
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
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
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.
Make a donation to Swindon and North Wilts
Deaf Children's Society through JustGiving
Event Diary 2023- See our Events page to see what exciting events we have have coming up- save the dates! After a really successful soft play event held recently, we wanted to show you what is planned for the rest of the year. We hope the events look exciting, we are always looking for new ideas so please let us know if you have an event you would be interested in or able to help with.
Volunteers: We are always on the look out for volunteers for our events and to join our committee. If you think there is something you can offer or you can just come along and lend a hand, then please contact us by email at any time.
Level Water swimming sessions: 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.
NDCS Events: NDCS offer a wide range of in person, online events and online courses for deaf children, young people, their parents and families. 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/ There is also further information available on our Events page.