Deafness Resource Centre

The Deafness Resource Centre is an independent charity (Reg Charity no. 1128148), established in 1928, which provides specialist services for D/deaf* people in the St Helens and Halton areas, and wider region. In 2009 it also became a Company Limited by Guarantee (no. 6807282).

Deafness Resource Centre

Our Services:

Communications Service:
The Deafness Resource Centre can provide British Sign Language Interpreters, Lip-speakers, Note-takers, Speech-To-Text-Reporters, Deafblind Manual Interpreters.

Equipment Service:
Specialist equipment for D/deaf people, to help them to be independent at home, at work, and on the move.

Advocacy Services:
Two specialist Advocacy services for:
D/deaf people and people with physical and sensory disabilities. Self-Help Groups regularly meet at the Centre, including a Tinnitus support group and a Hard of Hearing Club.

Children, Young People & Family Services:
The Children, Young People & Families service aims to increase independence, improve communication and build confidence of any child, young person and their families who experience deafness or hearing loss living in St Helens, Halton, Knowsley, and wider Merseyside region.

Room Hire:
The Centre itself offers flexible spaces for groups to meet, train, socialise and learn. We have a large Hall with separate kitchen, a Lounge with separate kitchen, a training room, and two small rooms for one-to one or small group meetings. There is also a multi-denominational Chapel within the Centre, holding regular services in Sign Language and spoken English.

*D/deaf refers to people who are profoundly Deaf, deafened, Hard of Hearing or DeafBlind

Finding somewhere that offers the facilities available at the DRC is very difficult and it is my view that your centre provides an essential service to the people of St Helens.

The Deafness Resource Centre means so much to us, as it’s our group’s home. The hall is beautiful; it feels safe, it’s bright and very welcoming. Our group get double the attendance at the Centre than any other session throughout the week.

Contact Us

Helen Fitzgerald
Chief Officer
01744 23887
Email: [email protected]

Deafness Resource Centre
32-40 Dentons Green Lane
St Helens, Merseyside
WA10 2QB


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