Deaf Advocasy

Deaf Connexions has an advocacy service for Deaf people in Norwich and East Norfolk based in the Deaf Centre in Norwich.

If you are Deaf and a British Sign Language user who needs help with letters, bills or information that you do not understand and English is not your first language or you need some support or advice, our Deaf Advocate can help you.


What can we help with?

The area we cover is shown on this map .

Examples of issues for which support can be provided are:

Support with Housing
Benefit appeals
Applying for Benefits
Support with money
Access to services

Please contact us to arrange an appointment and see if we can help.

Or if you would like to contact the West Norfolk Deaf Association, please click here.

Deaf Connexions

Open Door

At the Open Door we can support Deaf people with everyday tasks. If we are unable to help we are usually able to signpost you to someone who can help. We use Deaf and hearing staff all of whom who can use British Sign Language.

Who can use the service?

Deaf Connexions Open Door service is open to Deaf BSL users who live in Norfolk.

What can the service provide?

People who are Deaf sometimes find everyday tasks difficult. For example:

Finding Information
Finding out about equipment and services
Understanding letters and forms
Accessing benefits information
Making an appointment
Where and when the service is available?

Norwich Deaf Community Centre, Johnson Place, Norwich

Every Tuesday 10.30am – 13.00pm
Every Thursday 10.00am –12.00pm

We are also involved in events such as roadshows and exhibitions throughout the county. If you are unable to get to our Open Door sessions you can contact us by telephone, fax, text, minicom or email and we will attend to your query at the next session.

Open Door