Youth Service

We offer a range of services for d/Deaf children, young people and their families across the North East of England. Our services include provision of youth clubs, activities and family events and training/ support. We also work in partnership with other organisations to provide opportunities for everyone!

Our approach is holistic. Our team are a friendly bunch of people from varying backgrounds, have different experiences, skilled in working with people, carry enhanced DBS checks and always happy to help individuals, families and professionals.

Through our activities (age relevant and funding-wise) we offer an opportunity for D/deaf children and young people the confidence to explore and challenge themselves in a safe environment; develop their social & peer skills; provide opportunities for them to express their feelings, emotions, concerns and ideas for their futures; become confident in their own abilities and to help them work towards and achieve their goals with support from friends and staff.

Many of our participants say that using our services is a good way to have a sense of belonging to a community that feels the ‘same’. This provides them with a sense of identity, develops language and cultural awareness in order to equip them with skills to develop themselves.

We currently have the following groups:

  • Under 12’s (age 6 – 11)
  • Over 12’s (age 12 – 17)
  • CODA Youth Club (Hearing kids of Deaf adults)
  • School holiday activities

Our staff are aged 18+ and are a mixture of d/Deaf and hearing people. Check out our ‘What’s On’ for activities we run.