East Lancashire Deaf Society is a non-profit charity, based in Blackburn, which provides support to different deaf groups across Lancashire. We understand the diverse range of communication needs of deaf British Sign Language BSL users, deafblind people, hard of hearing people and those who have lost their hearing later in life. Our main concern is for the deaf person and their family.

We strive for their right to full participation, and the same opportunities in education, employment, access and involvement as anyone else in the community. We achieve this through three main routes:

  • Advocacy
  • Information
  • Services


We believe that with our services and support we can provide deaf and hard of hearing people in Lancashire with the same opportunities in access to work, social activities and education as their hearing peers.

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28 Keirby Walk

Burnley, BB11 2DE

Freephone: 01254 844550


21 Cannon Street

Preston, PR1 3NR

Freephone: 01254 844550


6-8 Heaton Street,

Blackburn, BB2 2EF

Freephone: 01254 844550