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ABOUT US

Deafconnect was established in 1874 and has been serving Deaf, deafened, hard of hearing and deafblind people in Northampton ever since. We are a user-led organisation and understand what it takes to improve the quality of life for the Deaf community by breaking down the barriers they face daily. Our aim is to help our clients break down the barriers to the information, advice and services they need, no matter what their hearing impairment.

Deafness in all its forms can cause huge isolation and recognising this, our aim is to improve deaf awareness in families, businesses and communities and to bring people together to share experiences and advice and have fun in the process.

We welcome ideas and opinions from all clients, staff, volunteers and stakeholders so if there’s anything you’d like to ask or something you’d like us to know just pop in or drop us a line.

OUR CLIENTS

No matter the hearing impairment, we’re here for you.

OUR SERVICES

We listen, we advise, we empower

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SOCIAL EVENTS

OUR SERVICES Deafconnect volunteers host and run a 50+ BSL group with funding from Northampton Community Foundation. It's mostly aimed at 50+ but we welcome anyone who wants to join us. We

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ADVICE AND SUPPORT

OUR SERVICES Our team will provide you with confidential and dedicated information, advice and support services. All our services are fully accessible via British Sign Language (BSL), Sign Supported English (SSE) or English

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DEAF AWARENESS

OUR SERVICES This course is aimed at helping the hearing community understand a deaf person’s needs and how to break down potential communication barriers. Topics covered are : *      Terminology

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SIGN LANGUAGE

OUR SERVICES Did you know that there are more than 10 million people in the UK with some form of hearing loss, that’s one in six of the population.  Everyone should learn

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ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

OUR SERVICES Assistive Equipment for Deaf and hard of hearing people helps with recognising the sounds that hearing people take for granted e.g. the door bell ringing, the baby crying, the telephone

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INTERPRETING

OUR SERVICES Deafconnect offers BSL (British Sign Language) and sign supported English interpreting services for all occasions, for example, job interviews, doctors’ appointments, social services visits to name just a few. Specialist Deafblind

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ADVOCACY

OUR SERVICES Our advocacy service works with individuals to ensure that their opinions are taken into account and that their voice is heard. We ensure an individual has all the information necessary to

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JOB CLUB

OUR SERVICES Deafconnect are running full and supportive training sessions every Monday to support Deaf and Hard of hearing people to be ready for work. The aims are: •Confidence building •How to

CHANGE A LIFE TODAY

As long as there are barriers standing in the way of all Deaf people achieving their full potential and feeling included in all aspects of their lives none of us can truly rest.
It doesn’t take much to change a life.
Get in touch today and start making the difference.

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