Deaflink receives a grant from Newcastle Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to maintain our core services. We have also received grants from the Newcastle Fund who have funded our work with forums and groups. As a charity the Deaflink relies on grants and donations to maintain our core activity and implement new projects.

How you can help us?

  • To enable the Deaflink to deliver the kind of modern service needed today we need help in purchasing IT equipment and training staff to use it
  • Consider your organisations training needs regarding Deaf Awareness, if in doubt ask us what we can do.
  • We always need money for equipment in general or for our premises, for example, to improve access for people with disabilities.
  • If you are upgrading office equipment, we may be able to make use of your old equipment. Sponsorship money for items such as leaflets, posters and our annual report could help improve the promotion of our services to the local community.
  • Make us the Charity of the Year at your company. Donations from raffles or contests, no matter how big or small, are always welcome.
  • If you are a company do you have staff that you could second or encourage to volunteer some time to provide mentoring skills to Deaflink personnel.

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.