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

National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS)

Type of service:
National Organisation
Address:
Ground Floor South, Castle House, 37- 45 Paul Street, Islington, London EC2A 4LS
Telephone number:
0808 800 8880
Email address:
Additional web link:
Service description:
The National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) is a charity dedicated to creating a world without barriers for every deaf child. They provide free impartial and unbiased information to families, empowering them to make informed choices for their child.

Support For Families

NDCS provides information on all aspects of childhood deafness and hearing loss including:
• Education
• Audiology
• Benefits
• Technology
• Communication
• Additional needs
• Parenting

NDCS support families in a range of ways including through a their helpline, specialist advisors, publications, family events and web forums, from initial diagnosis to adulthood.

Families looking for more information about how NDCS can support them and can view a extensive range of publications on the NCDS family support pages. Support for leaving school and planning for the future can also be found on these pages.

Families can contact the NDCS freephone helpline (0808 800 8880) or email 'helpline@ndcs.org.uk' or live chat.

Young People

Deaf children and young people can access information, share their experiences and have fun at NDCS' young people website, Buzz

NDCS may offer an innovative grant for deaf young people.

Professionals

NDCS produces a range of support for professionals working in education, health and social care to ensure they have the knowledge, skills and experience to support deaf children and their families. Professionals looking for more information on the support NDCS offer can visit the professional support pages.

'Deaf'

NDCS uses the term ‘deaf’ to mean all types of hearing loss, including unilateral deafness and temporary deafness such as glue ear. NDCS support all deaf children and young people, regardless of their level of deafness, how they communicate or what technical aids they use.

NDCS may offer equipment, on loan, for children.
Cost:
Free
Age range:
0 - 25 years
Languages:
British Sign Language
Opening hours:
Monday 9:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 9:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 9:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Eligibility criteria:
  • Age - Early Years (0-5)
  • Age - School (5-18)
  • Age - Adulthood (18-25)
  • SEND descriptors
Referral route:
  • Contact service direct
  • No referral needed
Last updated on:
17/01/2018

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