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Are made up of D/deaf, deafblind and hard-of-hearing people and hearing people who work with the Deaf community.

Board of Trustees

  • Jo Nicolls - Chair
  • Bob Weiner
  • Debbie Rotton
  • Jenny Wright
  • Joanne Fortune
  • Joyce Pennington
  • Phillip Matthews
  • Rachel Ross

Community Action Group (CAG) Volunteers

  • Emma Neequaye - CAG representative leader
  • Charlotte Venus
  • David Lennard
  • Dorothy Francis
  • Fahin Syeda
  • Fahmi Syeda
  • Jean Kyle
  • Margaret Taylor
  • Mark Patterson
  • Ravina Begum
  • Stephen Barnett

Updated 22/2/17

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 www.myequipmentnewcastle.org.uk

Another Council Services can be found on this link http://www.deaflink.org.uk/important-services/city-council

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

Read our Blogs 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.