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Our Services

ELDS provide a wide range of services

Soverign Secretarial Services

We currently offer our Secretarial Services from our four offices which are located in: Blackburn, Burnley and Preston.

BSL Courses

A Frontline Sign Language course is perfect for those who want a short work-related course instead of attending weeks of BSL training.

Family Support Service

. We support Deaf and hard of hearing children and families irrespective of the nature, onset or level of their deafness. Find out more here.


Our Online Communications Service gives you the freedom to communicate with our BSL interpreters where ever you choose.

Lancashire Rose Care

Our generic advocacy service works with Deaf people and their families living in the North West area and requires support to access and deal with services.


We have a range of social enterprises where our deaf apprentices work. Contact us if you're interested in apprenticeships.

Our Social Enterprises


Sign Circle

Sign Circle has been successfully running since 2007. It’s the largest deaf festival in the UK. Offering a camping weekend.


Kings Court

Kings Court is a grade II* listed building in Blackburn Town Centre. The business centre has a wide range of office space, as well as conference rooms for booking.


Kings Nursery

Located in Blackburn Town Centre. Our nursery offers a safe environment for young children, as well. Our trained Nursery workers are able to use sign language (BSL/Makaton) as well as spoken English.

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The Courthouse Restaurant

The Courthouse is a social enterprise where many of our apprentices work.

Our Latest Blog Post

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Uganda’s prejudice to deaf children

Nasser Ssenyondo is a true inspiration to deaf people in Uganda.


Deaf Chef receives award

Omar has been awarded a Medal for Excellence 2016 by City and Guilds for his outstanding performance in Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Food Production and Cooking.

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You can now report crimes using sign language

Deaf people who use British Sign Language (BSL) now have the opportunity to report crimes online via video link. This new service called SignVideo, has been launched by Greater Manchester Police, and uses a video interpreter between the caller and police call handlers. It can be found on the GMP website, and accessed from a phone, tablet or computer.

East Lancashire Deaf Society


6-8 Heaton Street Blackburn, Lancashire BB2 2EF

Contact Number

01254 844550