Deafness Resource Centre


The Deafness Resource Centre provides services that aim to empower, support and enhance the quality of life of D/deaf people.
“St Helens and District Society for Deaf People” was established in St Helens in 1928 by a group of Missionaries who worked independently to support the D/deaf community.
Over the years the organisation has developed and in 2009, became a Registered Incorporated Charity and was renamed Deafness Resource Centre Ltd.
Currently our services are offered across the Boroughs of St Helens, Halton and Knowsley. Our Children, Young People and Families service also covers the Merseyside region.


  • Communications service: an agency supplying British Sign Language Interpreters, Lipspeakers and the like to enable D/deaf people to have access to services in a variety of settings such as medical, legal, financial or social.
  • Advocacy service, taking action to help deaf people express their views/wishes and secure their rights
  • Equipment service providing environmental aids designed to support people to live more independently in their homes, at work or on the move. For example flashing doorbells, telephone amplifiers, TV loop systems
  • Outreach services includung a Befriender Scheme to reduce isolation and coffee morinings
  • Self-Help Groups including Tinnitus Support Group, Deaf Club, Hard of Hearing Club
  • Room Hire in a variety of accessible rooms
  • Other services include provision of general information, Church services held every Sunday in signed and spoken English
  • Children & Young People’s services offering support, youth clubs, after school clubs, trips and family support.
  • How to Access

    Self-referral, phone 01744 23887 or email [email protected]

    Opening Hours:
    Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm
    Friday 9am-4pm

    Type of Organisation

    Local charity (no.1128148)


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