Leigh Deaf Club
(Also known as: Leigh and District Deaf Society)

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Information and Links for Deaf Support, Deaf Awareness, BSL Interpreters, Lipspeakers, Notetakers

Sensory Team (social workers)

Wigan Council

Hindley Town Hall

Cross Street

Hindley   WN2 3AX

Text:  07738 144746

Voice: 01942 828787

Email: ssdsensory@wigan.gov.uk

The Sensory Team give assistance and advice to deaf and hard of hearing residents in Wigan.

The Disability Partnership

Leigh Sports Village

Sale Way

Leigh   WN7 4JY

Voice: 01942 487864

Email: m.milling@wigan.gov.uk or


Wigan and Leigh Disability Partnership is a service for inclusive living, providing a variety of services to support disabled people to have independence, choice and control.

Action on Hearing Loss (R N I D) (Liverpool and North West)

The Plaza, Old Hall Street

Liverpool  L2

Voice: 0151 232 0008

Text: 07624 818778

Fax: 0845 685 8002

Email: informationline@hearingloss.org.uk

Website: www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/

Provides support for people with hearing loss and tinnitus, and day-to-day care for people who are deaf and have additional needs.   Also supplies communication services and training.

Action on Hearing Loss regularly campaign to change public policy around hearing loss issues and

support research into an eventual cure for hearing loss and tinnitus.

Cathy Nightingale is the deaf

Chaplin for anyone who is deaf,

or hard of hearing.  She gives

a monthly service to deaf clubs.

Cathy Nightingale

Text: 07876 653813

Email: cathy.nightingale7@gmail.com

Website: www.manchester.anglican.org/resources-for-parishes/signing-for-deaf-people

Deafness Resource Centre (St Helens and North West)

32-40 Dentons Green Lane

St Helens  WA10 2QB

Voice: 01744 23887

Text: 07779 708360 or 01744 23887

Fax: 01744 611540

Email: enquiries@deafnessresourcecentre.org

Website: www.deafnessresourcecentre.org/

The Deafness Resource Centre provides services that aim to empower, support and enhance the quality of life of D/deaf people.  DRC is managed by a committee made up of Deaf and hearing people. Currently, the range of services offered are BSL Interpreters, Lip-speakers, Note-takers, Speech-To-Text-Reporters, Deafblind Manual Interpreters.

Deafness Support Network (Warrington, Cheshire, and Northwich)

13 Wilson Pattern Street

Warrington   WA1 1PG

Voice: 01925 634640

Text: 07840 057427

Fax: 01942 626992

Website: www.dsnonline.co.uk

DSN offers support to all people with a hearing loss in Cheshire, Halton & Warrington.

Sign Solutions


7 Fairlawn Road

Lytham St Annes  FY8 5PT

Voice: 0845 07700 41

Website: www.signsolutions.uk.com/

Talking Hands (Merseyside)

350 West Derby Road

Tuebrook, Liverpool  L12

Voice: 0151 259000

Text: 07951 722385

Email: admin@talkinghandsacademy.org.uk

Website: www.talkinghandsacademy.org.uk/

Deaf Awareness Training and BSL Courses

Leigh Sports Village

Text: 07527 912891

Email: ali.deafaware@blueyonder.co.uk
Website: www.bsl-deafaware.com

Alison Becker is the owner of D.A.T. (Deaf Awareness Training) and is a native BSL user. Alison has extensive experience teaching sign language and Deaf Awareness courses in colleges, schools and in the community.  Courses range from Introduction to BSL up to pre level 3 stage.

Fr Kershaw

(hearing with BSL Level 3)

Can perform weddings, funerals

or christenings.

Fr Martin Kershaw

St Austin’s Presbytery

Heath Street

Thatto Heath, St Helens   

Voice: 01744 812115

Email: staustins.sthelens@rcaolp.co.uk

Hannah Lewis (deaf) is the chaplin for Church of England.  

She performs services at both Warrington and

St Helens Deaf Clubs.  She can also provide services for

funerals, weddings and christenings.

Text: 07919 411817

Norah Tinsley

158 New Street

Sutton, St Helens

Voice: 01744 815636

Text: 07929 604337

Email: tinsley0007@btinternet.com

Norah provides sign language interpreting services and is a qualified ‘Lipspeaker’.

Community Worker with Deaf People and member of Association of Lipspeakers

Wigan and Leigh Deaf Children’s Society provides:

Support and guidance for families with a child with any level of hearing loss.

Fun activities for children of all ages and their siblings.

Events and workshops for parents and carers. Support for newly diagnosed families

Text:  Katie 07872 664995  or  Jodie 07817 531430

Email wiganleighDCS@outlook.com

Website: www.wldcs.org.uk