Deaf information and advice

This is a list of some of the organisations that we work with or that you may find helpful if you are deaf or hard of hearing.

Deaf support at Swinton Gateway

Tuesdays and Fridays between 9.30am and 12.30pm.
Help understanding and dealing with housing, debt, benefits, jobs, letters, booking interpreters for appointments etc.
To book an appointment, text 07712 402 994.
Skype and Facetime:

Deaf gathering

A social group which people who use British Sign Language (BSL).
Telephone: 0161 212 4952

Action on hearing loss (the new name for the RNID)

Telephone: 0808 808 0123
Textphone: 0808 808 9000

British Deaf Association

The BDA  is the largest organisation in the UK that is run by Deaf people for Deaf people.

BDA have recently produced a film which is essential viewing to understand the struggle of the Deaf community in fighting for the recognition of sign language:

Power in Our Hands is a ground-breaking documentary on the Deaf community's fight for civil rights and the right to be heard.

Combining social history and archive film with contemporary interviews, and released in the 125th anniversary year of the British Deaf Association, Power in Our Hands explores the secret history and heritage of the Deaf community in the UK

British Tinnitus Association

Providing accurate, reliable and authoritative information for anyone affected by or interested in tinnitus.

Telephone: 0800 018 0527
Minicom: 0114 258 5694

Hearing Dogs for the Deaf

Telephone: 01844 348 100

Hearing dogs for the deaf on Twitter

Hearing dogs for the deaf on Facebook

Limping Chicken

The UK’s independently-run deaf news and deaf blogs site, focussing on the full range of the deaf experience.

Manchester Deaf Centre

The largest organisation in Greater Manchester providing support to a wide range of people with sensory impairment.

Downloadable documents

If you are unable to view documents of these types, our downloads page provides links to viewing software.

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