A little about us
We are a small Highland based charity, run by a committee who are family members of deaf children or professionals who work with deaf people. HDCS exists to provide much needed support and advice to families of deaf or partially hearing children in Highland
For deaf children, life can be difficult, tiring and stressful; the proceeds of our fundraising activities will allow us to continue to support families to learn British Sign Language (BSL) and to provide regular clubs for our children and young people. At our clubs, children of all ages with any type of hearing loss can meet, socialise, relax, share experiences and have fun together, knowing that communication won’t be an issue. This builds self-esteem, confidence and reduces feelings of isolation that is very common for deaf people. For many this is the only time that these children can meet with their deaf peers and make new friends. The events and activities organised throughout the year will have BSL:/English interpreters attending to ensure that the events are accessible for all attendees whether hearing siblings/parents or the deaf child themselves. I do hope you can support us this year to continue our vital work.
We would love for you to take part in our March Challenge! Registrations are now open. We would also like to say a massive thank you to our corporate sponsors:
Frankie and Lolas
We have exclusive use of Frankie and Lolas Inverness on the last Saturday of each month from 6pm-7.30pm. This will be a free event to deaf children, siblings and parents/carers.
See our events
We are registered with Just Giving which means that anyone is able to fundraise for us!
The Plus One Scheme, run by the Highland Council, allows parents/carers to accompany their deaf children free of charge.