Health and social care

Support for deaf and hearing impaired adults

We provide assessments for deaf and hearing impaired adults to identify any difficulties they may be encountering, such as:

  • remaining independent at home
  • reducing risk to everyday living at home
  • accessing services available in York

If we identify that there is a level of risk to a person’s ability to remain independent at home, we can consider whether certain equipment could help. Following the assessment, you may be offered entry on the deaf or hard of hearing register.

Drop-in service for the Deaf community

We provide a drop in service for the Deaf community, once a week at West Offices. This is usually on a Tuesday from 1.00pm to 4.00pm, for people who require assistance with issues such as accessing Housing Services or getting advice about contacting utility companies.

Useful contacts

Jorvik Deaf Connections

Jorvik Deaf Connections provide a social forum for deaf people in York and beyond. They meet at the York Railway Institute Social Club, on the last Friday of each month at 7.00pm (children are also welcome but must leave at 9pm).

Jorvik Deaf Connections are working towards a fairer and more accessible society by working with local agencies to inform them of issues deaf people face. They welcome anyone with a connection to the Deaf community.

Contact Jorvik Deaf Connections: 41 North Moor Road, Huntington, York, YO32 9QN or email:, or visit

British Deaf Association

British Deaf Association is the largest deaf organisation in the UK run by deaf people.

Action on Hearing Loss

Action on Hearing Loss (formerly the RNID) is the UK's largest deaf charity working to bring about change for the UK’s 9 million deaf and hard of hearing people.

Also see

YorSensory Hub

49 North Moor Road, Huntington, York, YO32 9QN

Telephone: 01904 202292