What We Do

We provide support and impartial advice to families with deaf and hearing impaired children in Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley, Doncaster, Chesterfield and the surrounding areas. 

Throughout the year we host events to give children the opportunity to try different activities. In the past we have had swimming events, bowling, ice skating, days out high ropes to soft play centres, theme parks and the cinema. Plus much more.........

A lot of parents/guardians are worried and in some cases isolated when they learn that their child is deaf or hearing impaired. Our volunteers are the parents of deaf children or work in hearing services. They are able to speak of their own experiences and give advice to parents/guardians.

We want to particularly encourage families of newly diagnosed children to come along to our youth club and events. We want families to feel confident that they can face the future and meet other families in the same situations. Our events are regularly advertised at hearing services in Sheffield children's hospital, Rotherham hospital and Rotherham walk in centre.

We also hold a youth club every two weeks on a Friday for school age children which has a wide range of activities. We have welcomed visitors from local businesses who have come along to encourage our children to try and experience new things.

Visit our youth club page for more information......

SDCS swimming sessions 

We have booked the Springs Leisure Centre every Saturday afternoon from 2.45-3.45. These are sessions for deaf/hearing impaired children age 11+ to build water confidence. The program is set out below. 


14th October – Water safety and survival.

In this lesson you will work on water safety and how to rescue people if they need help.

21st October – Water polo and other ball games.

This will involve water polo, volley ball, dodge ball and other ball games.

28th October – Races and relays.

For those that are competitive we’ll be having races and relays week, these races wont just be swimming but using big floats, woggles, group activities.

4th November – Group games.

A week based on having fun there will be multiple games going on with opportunity to pick and chose what you would like to try.

11th November – Splash!

This final week will be all out splash as a farewell and thank you to all the participants, this week will involve the freedom to have as much fun as you want.

To book contact Mel on 07497 261426.

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