Northamptonshire Deaf Children's Society (NDCS)

Type of service:
Advice And Information
The Pastures Community Centre, Welford Road, Northampton, Northamptonshire NN2 8PN
Mobile number:
07887 623778
Service description:

The Northamptonshire Deaf Children's Society hold an informal group meeting on the last Saturday of the month. It allows children to have fun (with arts and crafts, sports, and an Xbox console) whilst parents chat and gain mutual support.

Every few months there is a guest speaker, and fundraising allows the group to plan days out and a Christmas pantomime. All forms of communication are encouraged and supported.

Please join the group’s Facebook page (Northamptonshire Deaf Children's Society) and follow them on Twitter (@SHINE_Northants) to keep up-to-date with activities.

The National Deaf Children’s Society is a registered charity (no. 1016532).

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  • Cost:
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    Age range:
    0 - 18 years
    British Sign Language
    Opening hours:
    Saturday 12:30 - 15:00
    Eligibility criteria:
    • Age - Early Years (0-5)
    • Age - School (5-18)
    Referral route:
    • Contact service direct
    • No referral needed
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