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Welcome to Wigan & Leigh Deaf Children's Society

Who We Are and What We Do

We are a local charity established by parents of deaf children in Wigan (Registered Charity Number: 1153578).

 

There are about 300 deaf children in the Wigan borough and most are born into families with no experience of deafness. Most deaf children also go to mainstream school and they are often the only deaf child in their class or even in their school. It is really important for them to grow up knowing other deaf children and that is where we come in. We arrange regular activities for deaf children and their families. We offer something for children of all ages from pre-schoolers to teenagers and are a local source of support for families of newly diagnosed deaf children.

We support families by holding regular Stay and Play sessions for newly diagnosed children and primary aged children where parents can get together with other parents. It is very daunting to be told your child is deaf and sharing experiences with others in the same situation as you can be really helpful. 

We also offer a wide range of other activities during the year for deaf children and their families allowing them to come together and build strong relationships. We have seen that deaf children really do blossom when they are treated with respect and given the opportunity to partake in things other children take for granted.

If you think you can help us or if you want to know more we would be delighted to hear from you. Please see our contact us page.

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