In the Calderdale area, they facilitate the Calderdale Youth Hub. This is a fortnightly group for deaf young people aged 11-17 to meet, enjoy different acitvities, and make new friends.
Across West Yorkshire they deliver the DEX Deaf Youth Council – a group of deaf young people aged 17-30 who meet regularly and keep in touch via WhatsApp and social media. This is a great opportunity to socialise with other deaf young people. They offer regular training opportunities as well as arranging trips to visit new places.
They offer 1:1 advocacy to deaf young people, and can support with issues including health, benefits, employment, education and more. People can self-refer or they can accept referrals from professionals.
Due to the current Covid-19 global pandemic, they are sharing Covid-19 information in plain English and BSL videos. Please follow they social media accounts or keep checking their website for updates.
Here’s an example of a DEX accessible video:
For more information, please contact Claire Baldwin, Development Manager on
firstname.lastname@example.org or 07564 86098.