Information Sessions

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.

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Resource Library

At our office in the Deaf Centre, Norwich, we have a small Resource Library of books all relating to deafness. We also have some old videos for those who still use this technology!

These can be borrowed on a weekly basis for a small joining fee of £2

A small selection of books and videos we have to offer:


  • The Linguistics of British Sign Language - Rachel Sutton-Spence & B Woll
  • Sign and School - Edited by Jim Kyle
  • The speech of hearing impaired children - Andeas Markides
  • Deafness - An Autobiography - David Wright
  • A Deaf Adult speaks out - Leo M. Jacobs


  • Disability Rights Commission
  • Any Sign of a Job? - A video in BSL with subtitles
  • Food safety in the kitchen - A video in BSL
  • Kipper - Signed children's story
  • Signed stories for level II BSL

Contact us to request information on how to join

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About Us

Deaf connexions is a charitable incorporated organisation (CIO), reg no 1188715. Working across Norfolk we provide a range of services to support Deaf people and their families through the provision of information, and communication support.


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Deaf Centre

The Deaf Centre is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 3pm.

There is always something happening at the centre. The Talking Hands Cafe is open Tues, Weds and Thurs, and offers a comfy lounge where you can use the Internet have a cup of coffee and catch up on the latest information.

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Get in Touch

  • Phone:
    01603 660889
  • Minicom:
    01603 661113
  • Text:
    07932 069352
  • Skype:
  • Email:
  • Address:
    Deaf Connexions
    Rotary House, King Street
    Norwich, NR1 2BL