Hello! Welcome to Deaflink

We are here to offer support to D/deaf, Deafblind, Hard-of-Hearing and Deafened people and their families across the North East. We provide some services and can signpost you to others.

This is our homepage with the latest news, a diary of events. If you have any comments contact us.

See the links above to explore our website

Deaflink is a team of both Deaf and Hearing staff, Board of Trustees and a Community Action Group who are made up of D/deaf, deafblind and Hard-of-Hearing service users and hearing professionals. 

Through this website we will provide information about Deaflink and the services we offer but we also want to provide up to date information about what is happening in the region and how to access various important services.

If you have an event you would like added then please contact us by clicking on the link at the top.

Have Your Say!

In order to develop our work for our Hard of Hearing members we would welcome your thoughts. Please have your say and complete our online survey. Once we know what you would like we can try and secure funding. To complete our survey please visit HERE

 Our Events

Have a look at our NEW BSL Week Video below for 13th-18th March 2017 to celebrate BSL!

'What is British Sign Language and why it is important?'


Check out our latest Events List for April - July 2017 groups and forum - All D/deaf, deafblind and hard-of-hearing people are welcome!

How to Claim PIP (Personal Independence Payment)? - Click here for more information

*IMPORTANT* What is Accessible Information Standards? Click here for more information

 Add to your diary! Our next BIG EXCITING BSL WEEK Deaf Forum is on Saturday 11th March 2017 at 10.30am-12:30pm (Doors open at 10am for registration) in Brunswick Methodist Church, Brunswick (Behind Fenwicks), Newcastle, NE1 7BJ - topic 'Deafblind Usher Runner James Clarke and his 100 medals after 'hard times'!' Don't miss out! Click here for more information

 

Do you want to be one of our Deaflink Community Action Group (CAG) members? Are you Deaf, Deafblind or Hard-of-Hearing? Have you been to one of our events or forums in the past year?

If yes, have a look at our CAG Flyer below and put your name forward to us!

 See a directory of different charities and organsations - click here

Deaf Awareness Communication Tips leaflet – click here



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Useful links

 Newcastle City Council Social Care Direct - Adult social care services for deaf, hard of hearing, blind, partially sighted, deafblind people. Click here for more information.

If anyone Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing living in Newcastle is struggling they can arrange a needs assessment by contacting Social Care Direct on 0191 2788377 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Once the assessment is complete, equipment can be offered free of charge and is not means tested.  Once equipment has been provided subsequent equipment would need to be self-funded. There is a website to support the identification of equipment and clients should visit www.myequipmentnewcastle.org.uk


Another Council Services can be found on this link http://www.deaflink.org.uk/important-services/city-council


See our Safeguarding Adults BSL/Subtitled videos for different types of abuse and how to report - Click here

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Deaflink North East is a Company Limited by Guarantee, registered in England and Wales; Company No. 7982375; charity number 1147237.