Deaflink Services

Deaflink has developed as an organisation with the New deaflink Logoprinciples of inclusion and empowerment, trying to bring people and agencies in partnership to understand better the needs and issues of D/deaf, Deafblind and Hard of Hearing people.

We provide the opportunity for people to get together and through our various groups and forums e.g. Drama Group; Sensory Issues Group; Mental Health Forums. 

These groups have identified their ongoing needs which are:

  • Equal access to information
  • Equal access to life chances in health education and employment opportunities
  • Good access to all services
  • Information on support groups, equipment.
  • Services and people have D/deaf awareness
  • Training which is accessible to inform, empower, build confidence and develop skills.
  • Advocacy, advice and support
  • Social, and focus groups
  • Volunteering opportunities

Click here for more informations on our groups and forums.

Useful links

 Newcastle City Council Social Care Direct - Adult social care services for deaf, hard of hearing, blind, partially sighted, deafblind people. Click here for more information.

If anyone Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing living in Newcastle is struggling they can arrange a needs assessment by contacting Social Care Direct on 0191 2788377 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Once the assessment is complete, equipment can be offered free of charge and is not means tested.  Once equipment has been provided subsequent equipment would need to be self-funded. There is a website to support the identification of equipment and clients should visit

Another Council Services can be found on this link

See our Safeguarding Adults BSL/Subtitled videos for different types of abuse and how to report - Click here

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Deaflink North East is a Company Limited by Guarantee, registered in England and Wales; Company No. 7982375; charity number 1147237.