FAMILY CENTRE (DEAF CHILDREN)

Supporting families living with deafness in Bristol and the surrounding areas.
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ABOUT FCDC

THE FAMILY CENTRE PROVIDES SUPPORT TO ALL DEAF FAMILIES IN THE REGION, ENABLING A SOCIAL NETWORK FOR FAMILIES AND A PEER GROUP FOR THE CHILDREN AND ENABLING ACCESS TO LOCAL LEISURE FACILITIES

We can provide information and advice on deaf issues, run workshops and training, provide social support and improve access to recreational facilities and improve the opportunities available to deaf families. We will also work with other agencies to assist in any aspect of family life!

We run a variety of family activities and kids activities each year, including BSL lessons.  We enable peer groups for the children and support for parents allowing families in similar circumstances to meet and share experiences.

COVID-19 UPDATE

Due to Covid-19 our services ae restricted, but some activities are still in place. Please see our events page.

Staff will be working from home, so if you need to contact us please email at admin@fcdc.org.uk

For the latest guidelines, please see Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance and support – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

BECOME A MEMBER

Full membership to FCDC is open to all families who either have a deaf child or a deaf parent.

Membership is FREE and gives you access to a wide range of activities and services and the opportunity to meet other families.

If you would like to find out more about joining FCDC, please email admin@fcdc.org.uk with any questions.

"The Family Centre (Deaf Children) supports the whole family and has provided an opportunity for my hearing daughter to learn BSL.  This makes her feel included too."

"Finding other parents in the same position has been very supportive.  It has also been great for my son to meet other deaf children and to be provided with accessible activities"

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT FCDC?

UPCOMING EVENTS

LATEST NEWS

Jul 14

Boing! Lockleaze Thursday 14th July

July 14 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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Free
Jul 16

The Square Food Foundation

July 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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£10.00
Aug 08

Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm Monday 8th August 11am

August 8 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Free – £6.00
Aug 13

Bristol Family Cycling Centre

August 13 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Free – £2.00

April in review

April has been and gone in a flash.  Friday 1st April our KS3/4 plus members joined us at Elmfield School for an evening of board games and Dominoes Pizza.  It was as lovely, relaxed evening, with lots of chatting and laughing.  They are a great group of kids and have...

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March 2022 in review

March has been a productive and busy month for us.  Check out what we have been doing. Easton Acorns  FCDC also work with external organisations, including Sensory Support Services based at Elmfield House.  There was a need identified within ethnically diverse...

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GET SOCIAL WITH US

JOIN OUR FACEBOOK GROUPS FOR THE MOST UP TO DATE NEWS AND CONNECT WITH OTHER FAMILIES

Families @ The Family Centre (Deaf Children) is a closed group just for families and our staff and trustees.

If you are already a member of The Family Centre, or part of a family living with deafness, why not join and keep up to date with what we are doing as well as being able to chat with other families and ask for information and support. As it is a closed group, you can be sure that everyone in the group is part of a family living with deafness.  We will only accept a request to join once we have verified this.

The Family Centre (Deaf Children) is open to anyone, whether you are a volunteer, supporter, professional or just interested in our work.