The Dorset Deaf Childrens Society

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Registered address
9 Oakland Walk,West Parley
Ferndown,
BH22 8PF

Phone
01202 571089

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Charity number
1018464

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Welcome to the Dorset Deaf Childrens Society website. Membership is free for all families with a hearing impaired child living in Dorset or for supporters of hearing impaired children and their families living in Dorset. We are a registered charity who organise events and activities to enable hearing impaired children, parents and families  to meet each other and share their experiences and also have some fun!  
We provide grants and equipment for hearing impaired children and their families and also provide information to help families make informed choices for their children's education and welfare.
As a registered charity we rely entirely on donations and fundraising to raise funds.  All of our committee members are volunteers who are either parents of hearing impaired children, have a hearing loss or work with hearing impaired children.
On a regular basis we pay for the provision of CD/MP3 music leads to enable children to listen to music directly through their hearing aids and Peadiatric Care Kits for hearing aids. These are provided via the Hearing Impaired Support Service.  Our grants have included a fax machine enabling a family to communicate with their hearing impaired child at boarding school, signalong dictionaries, the provision of literature holders and support literature at the audiology clinics in Dorset, vibrating alarm clocks and digital cameras and digital voice recorders for the Hearing Support Service in Dorset.
We have also been pleased to help some of our hearing impaired children's parents with the cost of sign language courses at their local college/adult education centres. 
Our main focus is to organise events to enable hearing impaired children and their families to meet each other. Nearly all the hearing impaired children in Dorset are in mainstream schools spread all over the county and never get the chance to meet other hearing impaired children. They quite often feel that they are the only child who wears hearing aids or has a cochlear implant.  So our events are the only way for them to meet other children just like themselves.  Parents and families also benefit from meeting other families to exchange experiences and not feel isolated, our families get great support from this.  The children have varied levels of hearing loss and are mostly aural but some use sign support. We support all the children with whatever communication they need. Our activities and events enable all the children and their families to meet each other, make friends and have fun! 
The charity produces a twice yearly newsletter, 'Let's Hear It', which is a four page newsletter with articles and photographs and we send out a newsflyer, 'Let's Hear It Briefly', every two months with news updates and advertising our events and activiites.

Welcome to the Dorset Deaf Childrens Society 'Virgin MoneyGiving' page. We are a registered charity who organise events and activities to enable hearing impaired children, parents and families  to meet each other and share their experiences and also have some fun!  We provide grants and equipment for hearing impaired children and their families and also provide information to help families make informed choices for their children's education and welfare.


As a registered charity we rely entirely on donations and fundraising to raise funds.  All of our committee members are volunteers who are either parents of hearing impaired children, have a hearing loss or work with hearing impaired children.


On a regular basis we pay for the provision of CD/MP3 music leads to enable children to listen to music directly through their hearing aids and Peadiatric Care Kits for hearing aids. These are provided via the Hearing Impaired Support Service.  Our grants have included a fax machine enabling a family to communicate with their hearing impaired child at boarding school, signalong dictionaries, the provision of literature holders and support literature at the audiology clinics in Dorset, vibrating alarm clocks and digital cameras and digital voice recorders for the Hearing Support Service in Dorset.


We have also been pleased to help some of our hearing impaired children's parents with the cost of sign language courses at their local college/adult education centres. Our main focus is to organise events to enable hearing impaired children and their families to meet each other. Nearly all the hearing impaired children in Dorset are in mainstream schools spread all over the county and never get the chance to meet other hearing impaired children. They quite often feel that they are the only child who wears hearing aids or has a cochlear implant.  So our events are the only way for them to meet other children just like themselves.  Parents and families also benefit from meeting other families to exchange experiences and not feel isolated, our families get great support from this.  The children have varied levels of hearing loss and are mostly aural but some use sign support. We support all the children with whatever communication they need. Our activities and events enable all the children and their families to meet each other, make friends and have fun! 


The charity produces a twice yearly newsletter, 'Let's Hear It', which is a four page newsletter with articles and photographs and we send out a newsflyer, 'Let's Hear It Briefly', every two months with news updates and advertising our events and activiites.

All of the above is made possible by donations and fundraising! 

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