If you're deaf and you live in England, there's a new thing you should check out.
It's a way to find services and support for deaf children and young people in your area.
It's called your Local Offer.
Before, it was difficult to find out information about what services were available for deaf and disabled children and young people in your area.
You had to look in lots of different places and deaf and disabled young people often missed out, because they didn't know what was available for them.
But now, local authorities (that's your local council) all over England have to make websites called Local Offers which show in one place all the available services and support they offer near you.
This could be things like:
- Deaf friendly sports clubs
- Deaf friendly youth groups
- Audiology services
- Your local schools
- Support available for you if you go to college or university
- Support from social services
- and more...
Watch this short video to see how you can find your Local Offer and how you can give feedback to your local authority on what they offer you.
We also have a factsheet with more information that you can download at the bottom of this page.
It has all you need to know, including:
- What is a local offer?
- How do I find my local offer?
- Is my local offer good?
- Submitting your feedback
- A checklist of what you should do
If you have any questions about your Local Offer, contact us on Got a Question.