Supports for Deaf | Hard of Hearing | BSL - Helping Charities | Resources

Turn2us    Email :

Turn2us is a national charity that helps people in financial hardship gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and support services. Charitable service which helps people access the money available to them – through welfare benefits, grants and other help. Financial assistance and other forms of support are often available from grant-giving charities, depending on your particular background and circumstances…… Read More

Jewish Deaf Association    Email :

The JDA is an independent, national charity offering professional support services, information and a range of social, cultural and educational programmes to people with all levels of hearing loss, people experiencing tinnitus, their friends, families and colleagues. Our Vision: JDA’s vision is of a world where there are no barriers to communication and understanding between deaf and hearing people; a….. Read More


The British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust (BSLBT) commissions television programmes made in British Sign Language by Deaf people for Deaf people. All of these programmes are available to watch on our BSL Zone player. BSLBT was set up in 2008, with Ofcom’s approval,  to offer an alternative way for commercial broadcasters to meet their regulatory requirements to provide sign language on their qualifying….. Read More

See Hear

BBC-TV weekly magazine programme for deaf and hard of hearing people, produced in sign language with open subtitles.

A-Z to Deafblindness

A-Z to deafblindness is a resourceful website for deafblind, deaf and blind.

Action Deafness

Action Deafness provides numerous services to individuals of various hearing impairments. These services include Technology, Books, Cultural and Knowledge and Communication, which includes British Sign Language as well as other communication support.

Action on Hearing Loss

Action on Hearing Loss focuses on how to reach and support people with hearing loss. Action on Hearing Loss main activity is to raise awareness of how isolating hearing loss can be and to provide vital information about the disability.

Assistance Dogs UK

Recognised assistance dogs are dogs that have been trained by accredited member organisations of Assistance Dogs International (ADI) and the International Guide Dog Federation (IGDF). Over 7,000 disabled people in the UK rely on an assistance dog to help with practical tasks, in addition to the emotional benefits and greater independence that such dogs bring. Who we are Assistance Dogs….. Read More

Association of Teachers of Lipreading to Adults (ATLA)

ATLA’s aim is to create a world where lipreading is available to anyone who needs it.

Auditory Verbal UK

Auditory Verbal UK transforms the lives of children who are deaf across the UK by teaching them to listen and speak.

Auditory Verbal UK (AVUK)    Email :

Our vision is that all deaf children have the opportunity to listen and speak as equals alongside their hearing peers. At Auditory VerbalUK, we want to see a world where all deaf children have the same opportunities in life as hearing children. Auditory VerbalUK is an award-winning national charity that helps babies and young children with permanent hearing loss to….. Read More

British Association of Teachers of the Deaf (BATOD)    Email :

BATOD is a not-for-profit, professional association. The membership includes two thirds of all qualifed Teachers of the Deaf (ToDs) across the UK. BATOD promotes excellence in deaf education – providing specialist professional support for Teachers of the Deaf to develop the communication skills of deaf children and support their education by providing advice and information to families, professional specialist colleagues and….. Read More

British Deaf Association (BDA)

Resource for deaf people that reflects every aspect of deaf culture and provides a global space for deaf people to share ideas and experiences by British Sign Language (BSL).

British Society for Mental Health and Deafness (BSMHD)    Email :

The British Society for Mental Health and Deafness (BSMHD) is unique in the UK as it is the only UK charity that focuses entirely on the promotion of the positive mental health of deaf people. Mental health includes healthy emotional, psychological and social development, the prevention and treatment of mental illness and other disorders. Although the main focus is on….. Read More

Cued Speech Association UK    Email :

If you have a deaf baby or child, or support one at school or nursery, we can help you communicate, and enable your child to fully learn the English language, by teaching you the simple system of Cued Speech (CS). CS, which can be learnt in about 20 hours, combines eight hand-shapes in four positions near the mouth, with the lip….. Read More

DaDaFest    Email :

DaDaFest is an innovative disability arts organisation based in Liverpool, delivering the Festival and other arts events to promote high quality disability & deaf arts from unique cultural perspectives. It also produces opportunities for disabled and d/Deaf people to access the arts, including training and a young people’s programme. DaDaFest is a cutting edge Disability and Deaf Arts Agency, working….. Read More

Deaf Access Cymru

Works for equal access to education, information and opportunities for deaf people.

Deaf Action

Deaf Action is a deaf-led charity that has been working for an equal and better future for Deaf, deafened, deafblind and hard of hearing people since 1835.

Deaf Connections

Deaf Connections is the leading voluntary organisation delivering specialist services to adult deaf people across Scotland.

Deaf Direct

Deaf Direct is a local charitable company that has worked with and for deaf and hard of hearing people since 1927. Deaf Direct provide a wide range of services to deaf and hard of hearing people, family members and carers, and professionals and other organisations.

Deaf Umbrella    Email :

Our mission is: to empower people who are Deaf by supporting their communication and promoting their opportunities for education and employment to help those working with people who are Deaf by providing high-quality support and professional development to enlighten and educate the wider community to the needs of Deaf people to support and secure employment for Deaf job seekers of….. Read More

Deaf Unity

Deaf Unity aims to improve the quality of life of deaf people in the UK and worldwide. Deaf Unity works with all who are keen to support and empower deaf communities around the world – whether on an individual basis or at an organisational level. Our vision is a world where all deaf people are connected – locally, regionally and….. Read More

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Deafinitely Theatre

Our Vision: A world where deaf people are a valued part of the national theatre landscape, recognised for the excellence of their work. We reach new audiences, both deaf and hearing. We are judged on the innovation, excellence and quality of the work we produce. Deaf artists have the skills, confidence, contacts and exposure that gain them respect of the….. Read More


deafPLUS is a registered medium-sized charity and company limited by guarantee working to encourage integration and equality between deaf and hearing people in all areas of life.

DeafSign    Email : is a new site, that offers a whole new approach to bringing the Deaf and hearing worlds closer together. The site has benefited from examples in other countries, such as the USA and provides information, contacts and discussion on issues related to deafness and sign language. The site has a number of interesting features including; an interactive discussion forum….. Read More

Disability, Pregnancy & Parenthood International (DPPI)

DPPI (Disability, Pregnancy & Parenthood) is a registered charity that promotes better awareness and support for disabled people during pregnancy and as parents.

Doncaster School for the Deaf    Email :

We believe that all pupils who are deaf can learn, achieve, and be responsible for their education. We accept pupils from 4 – 19, and work closely with them to ensure they achieve their full potential. We are one of the oldest deaf schools in the UK, with a proud 185 year history. We provide a pupil-centred approach to education….. Read More

Ewing Foundation    Email :

The Ewing Foundation is a national charity, promoting inclusion and achievement for deaf children through listening and speaking. Our team of Education Consultants and Specialist Audiology Technicians supports professionals in acquiring the skills and confidence needed to help deaf children use their residual hearing, access technology and develop natural spoken language. The Ewing Foundation, established in 1952, supports professionals working….. Read More


Hayfield promote enhanced quality of life and greater independence with Deaf people who have additional disabilities.


Specialists in Deaf, Disability and British Sign Language training.


Hearing Concern helps to overcome the frustration, isolation and loneliness experienced by millions of people in the UK who have hearing loss, providing advice and support and promoting awareness of the communication needs of deaf and hard of hearing people.

Hearing dogs for deaf people

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People is a national charity and centre of excellence in training dogs to alert deaf people to important sounds and danger signals in the home, work place and public buildings.

Hearing Link

Hearing Link is the UK organisation for people with hearing loss & their families. Hearing Link make it easy to find information, services & support, and to connect with others to share experiences & advice.

Hearing Times

Hearing Times provides up-to-date news and information for deaf and hard of hearing people, their relatives and friends, audiologists and professionals in the hearing industry. .

Inclusion London    Email :

Inclusion London supports 90 Deaf and Disabled Organisations working across every London borough. Through these organisations, our reach extends to over 70,000 Disabled Londoners and campaign for equality for Deaf and Disabled people.  

Lipreading Practice    Email :

The material in this site is free to all who wish to use it. This site presents lipreading using video clips as well as written exercises. Skills and practice material in the sessions focus on learning to recognise the lip shape and movements of most sounds. It is hoped that the ideas and strategies presented will also be helpful. The….. Read More

Little Signers Group

Provide Sign Language and Deaf awareness to hearing and deaf children and their families, as well as baby signing for families.

National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS)

A charity that helps deaf children.


RNID is the largest charity representing the 8.7 million deaf and hard of hearing people in the UK. RNID  vision is a world where deafness and hearing loss are not barriers to opportunity and fulfillment.

Royal Association for Deaf people (RAD)

Committed to meeting the individual needs of people affected by deafness. The Royal Association for Deaf People (RAD) is committed to supporting Deaf culture, history and language. We consult with Deaf people to make sure we fully understand their needs. We provide a wide range of services which Deaf people want and need. All of our services are delivered in….. Read More

Royal School for the Deaf Derby

Royal School for the Deaf Derby welcomes profoundly and severely deaf young people from all regions of the United Kingdom.


Signature are widely respected as the leading awarding body for nationally recognised qualifications in British Sign Language and other deaf communications. You can study their qualifications at around 500 locations across the UK, from beginner level to professional level.

Signed Culture    Email :

We work with BSL users, arts and cultural organisations and BSL interpreters and Deaf presenters to help ensure that the cultural sector is as open and welcoming to Deaf people as it can possibly be. On our website, you can find out about upcoming arts and cultural events that are accessible to BSL users and learn how Signed Culture can….. Read More

SignHealth    Email :

We are the national disability charity of the year, authors of the world’s first large study of the health of Deaf people, home of the world’s biggest collection of health videos in sign language. The Deaf Health Charity SignHealth, works across the country, trying to get Deaf people the same access to healthcare that hearing people have. This website is….. Read More

SLFirst Magazine    Email :

The SLFirst Magazine was launched in 2011 as a free publication available to the general public. Our  mission is to bring together businesses and services that think about, and are accessible to all, including the Deaf and Hard of Hearing communities. The SLFirst Magazine offers features, reviews, case studies and unbiased articles covering topics that the readership has shown most interest in. Discovering….. Read More

StageText    Email :

Stagetext is a registered charity which provides captioning and live subtitling services to theatres and other arts venues to make their activities accessible to people who are deaf, deafened or hard of hearing. It was established in May 2000 by Peter Pullan, Merfyn Williams and Geoff Brown, each of whom had varying types of deafness and a determination to improve….. Read More

The Ear Foundation

The Ear Foundation – bridging the gap between clinic-based services, where today’s exciting hearing technologies, such as cochlear implants & bone conducting hearing implants are fitted, and home, school and work where they are used in daily life.

The Elizabeth Foundation

The Elizabeth Foundation facilitates early diagnosis for babies and pre-school children with hearing loss, and provide comprehensive educational and support services to them and their families.

The Elizabeth Foundation    Email :

Helping preschool deaf children learn to listen and talk. The Elizabeth Foundation is a national charity supporting infants and pre-school children with hearing loss and their families. It helps babies and children with all degrees of hearing loss learn to listen and speak. It does this by providing pre-school education services at its Family Centre, along with help, support and….. Read More

The Mary Hare Foundation

Mary Hare provides a first-class education for a large number of profoundly and severely deaf children from all over the UK.

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