Services for children and young people in Northamptonshire (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities.


Type of service:
Advice And Information
Spencer Dallington Community Centre, Tintern Avenue, Northampton, Northamptonshire NN5 7BZ
Telephone number:
01604 589011
Mobile number:
Service description:
Deafconnect is an organisation empowering all Deaf, deafened, hard of hearing and Deafblind people to achieve their full potential and become fully included members of the community.

Children and Families Service

Deafconnect children and families service is a confidential service available to all deaf and hard of hearing children and their families in Northamptonshire. The service covers from birth to the age of 18.

The children and families service provides the following:

  •  Activities for deaf children with siblings during school holidays
  •  Family signing
  •  Advocacy, support and information
  •  Junior Youth Club (for children aged 4 to 10 years), held on the 4th Friday of the month at 4pm-6pm at the Spencer Dallington Community Centre.
  •  Senior Youth Club (for young people aged 11 to 18 years), held on the 4th Friday of the month at 6pm-8pm at the Spencer Dallington Community Centre.

Please note: The youth clubs are classed as 'Short Breaks' and are currently being commissioned by Northamptonshire County Council.

Adult Service

The Adult Services team offers a specialist, confidential and dedicated service for all deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind adults from aged 18 upwards across Northamptonshire.

The adult service provides the following:

  •  Information, advice, support and advocacy
  •  Support deaf people into work and training - Deafconnect are running full and supportive training sessions every Monday to support Deaf and Hard of hearing people to be ready for work.
  •  Equipment - Deafconnect is able to advise Deaf and hard of hearing people their family, friends and carers about the equipment available.
  •  Groups - 50+ BSL group and tinnitus group

Social Care Support

This is a service for people of all ages throughout Northamptonshire who are hearing impaired, deaf, deafened and hard of hearing providing support across a range of needs, and through individual and group-based work, and community activity.


  •  BSL Courses
  •  Family Sign Language
  •  Deaf awareness

Communication Services

Interpreting and communication support services include:

  •  British Sign Language (BSL)
  •  Sign Supported English (SSE)
  •  Lip-Speakers
  •  Note-takers
  •  Deafblind Interpreters
Age range:
0 - 99 years
British Sign Language
Opening hours:
Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Eligibility criteria:
  • Any Age
  • SEND descriptors
Referral route:
  • Contact service direct
  • No referral needed
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