Oxfordshire Deaf Children’s Society
Affiliated with the National Deaf Children’s Society, ODCS is an independent and impartial charity providing opportunities for families with deaf children to meet and support each other through friendships, knowledge-sharing and ideas. There are regular ‘get-togethers’ for deaf youngsters up to the age of 25. Activities include soft-play, bowling, camping and parties.
Friends of the Young Deaf
Oxfordshire Deaf Children’s Society (ODCS) has a Friends of the Young Deaf (FYD) group. ODCS FYD group is for young deaf people and their friends and siblings aged 14 to 25 years. Activities are varied from a murder mystery evening at the Oxford Deaf and Hard of Hearing Centre to canoeing on the River Thames – with lots in the middle. Meetings are usually once a month, and the date and venue varies according to the activity so please contact us to arrange for details and messages to be sent to you.
Visit the ODCS website at www.oxfordshire-deaf-childrens-society.org.uk
What our clients are saying about us:
Amazing how prompt and helpful everyone was. A new phone was delivered and fitted within 72 hours. We are so GRATEFUL. Thank you (13th April 2017)
I love doing volunteer work. I wanted to give something back to Deaf Direct after they have done for me and the twins. Volunteering is great way to meet people in the community and most important of all, enjoy yourself!
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