Online Directory - Community Service

Action Deafness - Community Support, Personal Care & Assistant Services in partnership with DeafCOG

What we do

Action Deafness and DeafCOG work jointly, to provide one-to-one support to Deaf, deafened, hard of hearing and deaf-blind people. As we are both Deaf-led organisations with experience and expertise in both Deafness and Community Care, we are able to provide a holistic and tailored Deaf specific service to people living in Brighton & Hove City and East Sussex.

Kim Wyer (DeafCOG PA Coordinator) - Mhairi Simpson (AD Community Business Manager)

Mhairi Simpson - SMS: 07528 569 079

Action for Deafness

Head Office, 22 Sussex Road, Haywards Heath RH16 4EA

What we do

Action for Deafness is a charitable organisation that provides NHS audiology services and support for Deaf, Deafened, Hard of Hearing and Deafblind people throughout Sussex. Action for Deafness services include NHS audiology services, a weekly Coffee Morning in Worthing, a weekly social club in Haywards Heath, lip reading classes across Sussex, Deaf Awareness training and minibus outings.

Jane Shaw, CEO

Tel: 01444 415 582 / SMS: 07800 005 423

Action on Hearing Loss - Sussex Community Outreach Service

Community Base, 113 Queens Road, Brighton BN1 3XG

What we do

Sussex Community Outreach Service - Support Workers provide 1:1 community support to people who are deaf, deaf/blind and hard of hearing with additional support needs (learning or physical disabilities, mental ill-health, challenging behaviour). They also run a Tuesday Meet Up group in Hove once a fortnight, for further details text 07903 332 324. Resource room - Demonstration from trained volunteers of assistance technology e.g. loop systems, doorbells, etc. Lip reading classes – 1st Wednesday of the month 1-2.30pm. Donations appreciated. A great opportunity to meet others with a hearing loss whilst learning to lip read. Contact for general enquiries: Sheila Killick, Service Manager: 01273 840968 (Wed to Fri only), email: sheila.killick@hearingloss.org.uk. Volunteer enquires: 01273 840960, email: volunteering@hearingloss.org.uk.

Referral Coordinator

0333 240 5659

www.actiononhearingloss.org,uk/careandsupport

Brighton, Hove and West Sussex Deaf Children's Society

What we do

We are a charity run by parents of deaf children bringing family friendship and fun. We organise fun events for children of all ages and enable our deaf and hearing impaired children to make new friends and have a good time. For parents, we offer a network of help and supportWe are a charity run by parents of deaf children bringing family friendship and fun. We organise fun events for children of all ages. Deaf Hockey for children. Coffee Morning 10am – 12pm First Friday of every month Durrington Children’s Centre, Walnut Road 81 Salvington Road Worthing BN13 2JD.

Linda Bambridge

07519 869 878

DeafCOG (Deaf Cultural Outreach Group)

What we do

An umbrella organisation that hosts activities and projects of value to the Deaf community. The aim is to promote the Deaf identity positively; to create opportunities; to strengthen the community; and to provide community-led services in British Sign Language (BSL) and Deaf culture. 

Christopher Wyer

SMS: 07887 946 563

Get Involved Group - Possability People

What we do

We bring together Brighton and Hove residents with a lived experience of disability to identify issues in the city and improve access and getting out and about. Meet in central Brighton every 6 weeks, topics chosen by members. Currently looking into funding for BSL interpreters – previously Council funded. Jake McKay Email: jake@possabilitypeople.org.uk Tel: 01273 20 89 34 SMS: 07795 904 179 to let them know you’re coming so they can arrange access needsWe bring together Brighton and Hove residents with a lived experience of disability to identify issues in the city and improve access and getting out and about. Meet in central Brighton every 6 weeks, topics chosen by members. Currently looking into funding for BSL interpreters – previously Council funded.

Lily Kennard, Project Lead & Engagement Community

Tel: 01273 894 040 / SMS: 07774 910 064

REXASH Consultancy

30 Ship Street, Shoreham-By-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5DH

What we do

Rexash provides consultancy and representation services to the Deaf and Hearing community in Sussex.

Simon Hesselberg, Consultant

SMS: 07818 035 496

Sussex Deaf Association (under Action on Hearing Loss)

Community Base, 113 Queens Road, Brighton BN1 3XG

What we do

Support, social, welfare services and facilities provided for Deaf, Deafblind, Deafened and Hard of Hearing people across SussexSupport, social, welfare services and facilities provided for Deaf, Deafblind, Deafened and Hard of Hearing people across Sussex – contact direct Action on Hearing Loss Brighton office.

Tel: 0808 808 0123 / Textphone: 0808 808 9000 / SMS: 0780 000 0360