Sign Hi Say Hi Club
For deaf children, deaf young people, their brothers, sisters, friends & their parents/carers.
The activities are aimed at children & young people aged 5-16 but young deaf adults are welcome to come & help. Parents/carers must stay at the club with infant/junior school age children & for those aged 11-15, parents should register them in the club before leaving.
Children play sport or games, make craft or play on the Wii. A qualified YMCA sports Coach & Play Workers now come to each session. Deaf & hearing youth workers are working with the young people as they plan their future activities; a trip to 'Sign Circle' Camping festival; the official opening, & a web site!
About Sign Hi Say Hi
Sign Hi Say HI! is a group of local families with deaf/hearing impaired children & young people. It is a charity run by parents and grandparents/ carers with deaf children. We run a Club for deaf/hearing impaired children/young people, their families, siblings, parents, carers and friends with the Play Inclusion Project (PIP). Sign HI Say Hi! is linked to the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS). All deaf and young people are welcome from birth to young adults whether they choose to communicate by speech/ BSL/sign supported English etc.
Deaf children/young people meet, take part in activities such as sport, craft, workshops and simply be together. Parents /carers can have a coffee and socialise with other families or can book their child in beforehand and collect their child later. If you have a younger child or baby you are welcome just to drop in for a chat for 20 minutes or so. Many children or young people find they are the only deaf child or young person in their school and at Sign Hi Say Hi! they are with other young deaf people. We also run life-skills workshops for deaf young people. We also offer new parents whose children have just been identified as deaf informal parent to parent support.
The Club meets term time – most events are held Tuesday evenings 6.00pm to 8.00pm and occasionally events are held at the weekend – we try and vary where we meet up and have a range of activities to appeal to different ages.
We receive no local or government funding and rely on attracting grants and donations to run the Club. Therefore we have to charge for membership (£5.00 per family a year).
Sign Hi Says Hi! takes Child Protection very seriously and has Child Protection Policies and Procedures in place. We also have a designated Child Protection Officer.
Who to contact
Where to go
- Various venues
Time / Date Details
- When is it on
- 6:00pm - 8:00pm Alternate Tuesday's
- Time of day
- Local Offer Age Bands
Secondary (11-15 years)
Primary (5-10 years)