The majority of families who first come into contact with AVUK recently found out their baby or child is deaf and are gathering information about the communication options for their child and the outcomes that they can aim for. We understand that this can be a challenging and upsetting time and we want to make sure you are able to access information, guidance and support at a pace that suits you.

 

Contact Us

Call us on 01869 325000 or email us at info@avuk.org

Telephone conversation

After your initial contact a therapist will call you back within two working days. This is an opportunity to talk about your child, understand their medical history and discuss what we can offer you. This conversation will help you to decide if you would like to book an initial appointment.

Costs and Bursaries

It costs AVUK around £6,500 each year to support a child with a permanent hearing loss. As a charity, we believe that every family should be able to access our programme irrespective of their circumstances and so we subsidise all of our fees and our prices have been frozen since 2009.

 

Appointment type

 

Cost

 Details

Initial Appointment

£100

90 minute session. All families must have an initial appointment prior to enrolling for regular sessions. The fee is refundable against the first term's fees.

A year of AVT

£4,500

Hour long fortnightly sessions over three terms, plus parent consultations and liaison with local professionals working with your child. Split into three equal instalments of £1,500, payable in advance of each term. 

Transition package

£1,500

Supporting with the transition to school.

Ad hoc appointment 

£175

One-off 60 minute appointment.

  

Funding options

Bursary Support

Our bursary scheme helps families with the cost of their regular sessions. This does not cover initial appointment or ad hoc session costs.

  • Full bursaries are currently available to families who live in the UK, have the right to reside in the UK, and who have a joint gross household income of less than £30,000 per year. Families receiving a full bursary are still required to contribute £150 per term towards the fees. 
  • Mid-level bursaries are currently available to families who live in the UK, have the right to reside in the UK, and who have a gross household income between £30,000 and £70,000 per year. Families receiving a mid-level bursary are still required to contribute £1,000 per term towards the fees.

The bursary fund is made up entirely from donations from generous benefactors.

Applying for a bursary 

  • Download bursary guidance notes and application form
  • Complete bursary form and return to AVUK with the supporting documentation. 
  • Applications are reviewed by AVUK’s bursary awards committee on a regular basis.
  • The bursary awards committee will write to all applicants with the outcome and to outline details of any bursary funding that is awarded for the forthcoming year.
  • All families must have an initial appointment before they can enrol for regular sessions.  The fee for this appointment is £100.  We regret that bursary funding does not cover initial appointment fees but if you enrol on the programme your payment will be offset against your first term’s fees.

Alternative funding options

Some families have been able to secure partial or full funding for their regular appointments from other charitable trusts and organisations based on, for example, their employment, geographic location or specific circumstances of their child.

 

Questions about the AVUK bursary or alternative funding options? Email: bursary@avuk.org