ENT - useful links 

General

Forest bookshop
Specialists in books, CD-ROMS and videos on deafness and deaf issues.
www.forestbooks.com

Change
Change is national organisation for people with learning disabilities, especially those who are deaf or blind.
www.widerworld.co.uk/charge

Deafax Trust
Deafax assists deaf adults and children to communicate effectively with hearing people on an equal basis. Education and training programs available.
www.deafax.org

MRC Institute of Hearing Research
Conducts research into hearing and hearing impairment.
www.ihr.mrc.ac.uk/


National Association for Deafened People
Promotes the development of children and young people with special educational needs and supports those who work with them.
www.nadp.org.uk

Royal National Institute for Deaf People
Aims to achieve better quality of life for deaf and hard of hearing people.
www.rnid.org.uk

UK Council on Deafness
Aims to improve and extend cooperation between member organisations in promoting and representing the interests of deaf, deafened, deafblind and hard of hearing people.
www.deafcouncil.org.uk

Adults

Carers UK
Carers UK is the voice of carers and the leading campaigning, policy and information organisation for carers.
www.carersuk.org

Deaf UK Jobs
A free emailing list that advertises job vacancies that are deaf related.
Email: deaf-uk-jobs-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

Hearing Concern
A volunteer led organisation that provides advice, information and support through national helpdesk to hard of hearing people throughout the UK.
www.hearingconcern.org.uk

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People
A registered charity that trains dogs to alert severely and profoundly deaf people to sounds they cannot hear.
www.hearingdogs.org.uk

Snorer
A resource site for people with affected by sleep apnoea and snoring
https://www.snorer.com/information-guides/

Typetalk
This is the national telephone relay service that enables deaf, deafblind, deafened, hard of hearing and speech impaired people to communicate with hearing people anywhere in the world.
www.typetalk.org.uk

Teenagers

Connexions
Support for deaf teenagers.
www.connexions-northlondon.co.uk

ChildLine
The UK’s free, 24-hour helpline for children and young people.
www.childline.org.uk

Department of Education and Skills
The department of education and skills is part of the government. It helps to find out information about education and skills.
www.dfes.gov.uk

Rathbone
Provides training and education for young people and adults with special needs.
www.rathbonetraining.co.uk

SKILL – National Bureau for Students with Disabilities
SKILL is a national voluntary organisation that aims to develop opportunities for people with disabilities and learning difficulties in post-16 education, training, employment and volunteering.
www.skill.org.uk

Children

National Deaf Children’s Society
This website has lists of other organisations that may be of interest. Go to ndcs/information/other organisations.
www.ndcs.org

Ear Foundation
Supports children and young people with cochlear implants, their families and supporting professionals.
www.earfoundation.org.uk

National Association for Special Educational Needs
Promotes the development of children and young people with special educational needs and supports those who work with them.
www.nasen.org.uk

Rycroft Assessment Centre
Provides a highly specialised environment for the assessment of children and young adults with complex communication needs, including autism and deafness.
www.rsdmanchester.org

SNAP Childcare
Recruitment agency that provides nannies, carers and child workers for all children, including those with special needs.
www.snapchildcare.co.uk

YoungMinds
The national charity committed to improving the mental health of all children.
www.youngminds.org.uk

RNID

• www.rnid.org.uk  
• www.agbell.org  
• www.auditory-verbal.org  
• www.cid.edu  
• www.learningtolisten.org  
• www.jtc.org  
• www.listen-up.org  
• www.audiologynet.com/cochlear-implant.html  
• www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/hearing/coch.asp  

Education

Advisory Centre for Education
Independent advice on state education for children aged between 5 – 16.
www.ace-ed.org.uk

Afasic
Afasic is the UK charity representing children and young adults with communication impairments working for their inclusion in society and supporting their parents and carers.
www.afasic.org.uk

Anti-Bullying Campaign
Support and advice for parents whose children have been bullied at aschool.
Email: anti_bullying@compuserve.com

BECTa
Information and advice for teachers and parents about educational computers and software for children with disabilities including deafness.
www.becta.org.uk

Burwood Centre for Childhood Deafness
Independent assessment centre for deaf children.
www.burwoodcentre.org

Deaf Education Through Listening and Talking
DELTA provides support, information and advice to guide parents and teachers in helping deaf children develop normal speech and to live independently within a hearing society.
www.deafeducation.org.uk

Independent Panel for Special Education Advice (IPSEA)
Independent organisation providing free advice to parents on the Local Education Authorities’ duty to assess and provide for children with special educational needs.
www.ipsea.org.uk

Invalid Children’s Aid Nationwide (I CAN)
I CAN is the national educational charity for children with speech and language difficulties.
www.ican.org.uk

Health
British Tinnitus Association
Provides help and support for people with tinnitus.
www.tinnitus.org.uk

Deafblind UK
Deafblind UK is a national charity that assists people who have lost or are losing both their sight and hearing.
www.deafblinduk.org.uk

Defeating Deafness
Defeating deafness has up to date information on the latest advances in healthcare and research for deaf and hearing impaired people.
www.defeatingdeafness.org

MENCAP
A free and confidential helpline providing information and advice about learning disability issues.
www.mencap.org.uk

MIND
MIND is a leading mental health charity in England and Wales and works for a better life for everyone with experience of mental distress.
www.mind.org.uk

SENSE
The UK’s leading organisation for people with deafblindness and associated disabilities.
www.sense.org.uk

Twins and Multiple Births Association (TAMBA)
Provides information and support networks for families of twins, triplets and more.
www.tamba.org.uk

Leisure

Artsline
Information on access to the arts in London for people with disabilities.
www.artsline.org.uk

British Deaf History Society
Journal issued three times annually; workshops for local deaf history; visits to deaf history places abroad and books.
www.ionic.demon.co.uk

British Deaf Sports Council
The BDSC promotes sports and leisure opportunities for deaf people at a regional, national and international level.
www.britishdeafsportscouncil.org.uk

Chicken Shed Theatre Company
Chicken Shed has opened up the performing arts to people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.
www.chickenshed.org.uk

Friends for Young Deaf People (FYD)
FYD provides a range of residential and non-residential sport, outdoor and arts based projects, a personal development and peer support training programme for young people and family events.
www.fyd.org.uk

Graeae Theatre Company
Graeae is a national touring company of people with physical and sensory impairments.
www.graeae.org

National Subtitling Library for Deaf People
Providers of videotapes with additional subtitles that can be watched on a standard VHS recorder. No additional decoding equipment needed.
www.videoword.org

STAGETEXT
Provision of captioning services for arts, entertainment, educational venues to increase accessibility for all people with a hearing loss.
www.stagetext.co.uk