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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.

The Courthouse Restaurant

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

Our Latest Blog Post

Good News

Massive Congratulations! At East Lancashire Deaf Society we offer a range of apprenticeships for Deaf young people aged between 16-24. Last night we were invited to an Asian Apprenticeship Awards ceremony in Birmingham. Over 450 people attended to recognise and celebrate the talent and diversity among apprentices within the BME Asian community. We are very […]

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Burnley and Preston


New health scheme to help deaf patients with mental health problems in South Yorkshire

Health bosses have introduced a new scheme to help deaf patients with mental health conditions. The ‘All About Me’ package has been developed by Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber (RDaSH). The package aims to allow patients to take over full control of the care they receive on the NHS. The package is already in place […]

East Lancashire Deaf Society


6-8 Heaton Street Blackburn, Lancashire BB2 2EF

Contact Number

01254 844550