The DALES Service is delivered across Leeds, supporting adults aged 18+ who are deaf, hard of hearing or deafblind, and whose hearing loss causes difficulties for independent living.

DALES provides a range of support services including:

  • General information and advice
  • Initial and needs led assessments
  • Support planning and reviews
  • Access to relevant advocacy services
  • Information and Advice Drop-ins
  • Assistive technology/equipment assessments
  • Access to mental health and wellbeing support
  • Community development and outreach service
  • Support with the personalisation agenda
  • Support to access recreation and leisure facilities
  • Specialist social work service
  • Support to maintain independence

DALES also provides a specialist equipment service for deaf and hard of hearing children. The service focuses on providing specialist equipment in the home environment to support hearing loss.

We work in partnership with a range of providers, signposting people when required.

Latest News

We have updated our Specialist Equipment catalogue – please download the latest version

A catalogue detailing the list of specialist equipment for deaf and hard of hearing people to use within the home has been updated and is now available to download from our website.

FREE Performance & workshop opportunity for Leeds Deaf Community!

Lucy Haighton is a dance artist based in Sheffield and is creating a performance about language and communication barriers. As part of the project, Lucy is running two FREE sessions for the Deaf Community in Leeds.

Change of time for Equipment Drop in on Thursday 17th November.

There has been a change of time for the Equipment drop-in on Thursday 17th November, which will start later at 11:30am instead of 10am.