Links – National Charities & Groups
Action on Hearing Loss
Action on Hearing Loss is the new name for RNID (Royal National Institute for the Deaf). It is the largest charity working to change the world for the UK’s 9 million deaf and hard of hearing people.
Tel: 0808 808 0123
Textphone: 0808 808 9000
British Deaf Association / Sign Community
The BDA is the largest Deaf organisation in the UK that is run by Deaf people. The BDA represent the Sign Language community, which is united by shared experiences, history and, most importantly, by British Sign Language (BSL). Uses moving pictures to show the basic signs for British Sign Language.
British Tinnitus Association
Tel: 0800 0180527 or 0114 2509933
Fax: 0114 2587059
Deafblind UK is a national charity offering specialist services and human support to deafblind people and those who have progressive sight and hearing loss acquired throughout their lives.
Tel: 01733 358100
Textphone: 01733 358100
Fax 01733 358356
A free weekly e-zine for busy people who want to keep up with the news in the deaf and hard-of-hearing community.
Disability Arts Online
information on the full range of disability arts, including deaf arts, learning disabled arts, inclusive arts, integrated arts, arts and disability and survivor arts organisations
Hearing, hearing loss and hearing aids – your ultimate source
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People
Train dogs to alert deaf people to specific sounds
Tel: 01844 348100
Textphone: 01844 348100
Fax: 01844 348101
Improve quality life for the deaf & hard of hearing
Tel: 01323 638230
Textphone/Minicom: 01323 739998
Fax: 01323 642968
National Association of Deafened People
Offers support for deafened people who have lost all or most of their useful hearing, whether gradually or suddenly, and for their families and friends, to help them to regain their independence and enjoy the best quality of life.
National Deaf Children’s Society
The NDCS is the only national charity for deaf and partially deaf children. It aims to help families make informed choices as no two children are exactly the same.
Tel: 020 7490 8656
Freephone Helpline: 0808 800 8880
15 Dufferin Street, London EC1Y 8UR
Royal Association for Deaf people (RAD)
Promotes the welfare and interests of Deaf people (whose first or preferred language is sign language).
Tel: 0845 688 2525 Minicom: 0845 688 2527
SMS: 07851 423866 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
18 Westside Centre, London Road, Stanway, Colchester, CO3 8PH
Sense is the leading national charity that supports and campaigns for children and adults who are deafblind. We provide expert advice and information as well as specialist services to deafblind people, their families, carers and the professionals who work with them.
Sense, 101 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9LG.
Tel: 0845 127 0060
Textphone: 0845 127 0062
Fax: 0845 127 0061
Shape is the UK’s largest arts organisation working with disabled, deaf and elderly people.
Deane House Studios, 27 Greenwood Place, London NW5 1LB
Tel: 0845 521 3457
Minicom: 020 7424 7368
Fax: 0845 521 3458
Signature promotes excellence in communication with deaf and deafblind people so their vision of a society in which deaf people have full access can become a reality.
Plenty of people are interested in learning signed language, for many different reasons. But, until now, there has not been a single site where those people can go to learn about the different types of signed language out there. But SignedLanguage aims to change this by bringing together informed articles, written by experts, to illustrate to the reader how signed language works.
UK Deaf Sport
UK Deaf Sports aims to encourage deaf people to participate, to enjoy and to excel at sport . Information on Deaf sporting events throughout the UK .