Useful Links

Social Worker for Deaf children and their families in Hampshire

Contact: Sharon Austen

Call/Text 0845 603 5620


Email :

Life and Deaf


The Life & Deaf projects use poetry and the arts to help deaf children explore their identities and develop communication skills and emotional literacy; their overall aim is to improve the mental health of future generations of deaf people.

Parent Place Discussion Forum


National Deaf Children’s Parents Forum.

National Deaf Children’s Society

The National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) is the leading charity dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and young people.

NDCS Me2 Website

Where parents can see if there is a local club which has signed up to our pledge or can encourage local clubs to become deaf friendly.


Hampshire Deaf Association.


Deaf Parenting UK

For deaf parents.


Fun 4 You

SONUS’s activity days for children aged from 0-11 years old.



SONUS’s Youth Department, available for young people from age 11- 25.


Sounding Board

Monthly newsletter with activities and news – particularly for children using oral communication methods.  


Parents Voice

A Hampshire wide network of parents and carers of children and young people with additional needs aged 0-19. Parent Voice provides local information and advice.



Good for checking out information about Education/Special Educational Needs.



Public website for all sorts of information about public services and changes in the law.


Contact a Family

For information on a wider range of disabilities and services.


Hearing loss simulations


Paediatric Audiologist Blog


Hampshire based Hearing Direct

Suppliers of aids and alerting devices for the deaf and hard of hearing, covering a wide range of hearing loss.


Deaf Child Inpatient Service

Provides services for deaf children and young people with severe mental health, emotional and behavioural problems.