OUR VISION IS OF A WORLD WITHOUT BARRIERS FOR EVERY DEAF CHILD.


Through your local group you can meet other families with deaf children, get information and emotional support, and take part in fun social activities. There’s also a chance to chat with local health and education professionals. Most importantly, it’s a fantastic way for deaf children to meet one another and make friends.​​


MEMBERSHIP IS FREE!

PROFESSIONAL

If you work with deaf children in a professional capacity, then we welcome your support and to continue to work closely with you. Please join us by selecting professional membership.

volunteer

If you feel you can support our group in any way, or by helping out at our events,  then this type of membership is for you. Volunteers with BSL are always very welcome.

FAMILY & FRIENDS

If you have a deaf child in your family or are friends with a deaf child and wish to support us, then this type of membership is for you. 


​​​​Our Aims:


  •  To provide information & support to children, young people and their families, who are Deaf and hearing impaired.
  • To provide a fun and informal way to meet other families of deaf children for mutual support and friendships
  • Provide a support network and give parents and carers the opportunity to meet other families of deaf children, discuss issues and share experiences.
  • To promote deaf awareness and support the needs of deaf children.
  • Provide an opportunity for deaf children and young people to socialise and have fun together to improve the child’s confidence and further develop social skills.
  • To promote and support initiatives to improve local services
  • To make links with the national scene through being a registered association of the National Deaf Children’s Society.​

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​​​WHAT WE DO AND THE BENEFITS OF BECOMING A MEMBER:


  • Offer information and support to deaf and hearing impaired children and their families in the Swindon & North Wiltshire area
  • Work closely with audiology and the Teachers of the Deaf involved in the day to day care of our children, including the Great Western Area CHSWG.
  • Provide families with an opportunity to chat to local health and educational professionals in an informal & relaxed environment.
  • Organise activities throughout the year for all our age groups
  • Send emails and newsletters to update our members on events and information about our group, plus access to our Facebook group
  • Fundraise to help finance our events to ensure that they are free or low cost for our members​
  • Hold regular committee meetings which are open to members and volunteers who would like to become involved, plus an annual AGM


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