At AVUK, we want to see a world where all deaf babies and children have the same opportunities in life as their hearing friends, and  early and effective support is vital if they are to develop the language and communication skills they need to be ready to start school alongside their hearing peers. Without access to skilled early support, deaf children continue to face the prospect of lower academic achievement, lower employment, and are at higher risk of poor mental health, bullying and social exclusion. Currently, more than 90% of deaf children under the age of 5 in the UK do not have the option to access an Auditory Verbal programme.

Our aim is to raise £2million a year for the next 10 yearsto transform the landscape of Auditory Verbal provision in the UK and enable more deaf children to have the same opportunities in life as their hearing peers.

This investment will not only transform services for deaf children, but will also deliver £152 million of economic benefit, rising to £11.7 billion within the next 50 years, through improved quality of life, employment prospects, lower costs of schooling and avoided injuries. Read more about our strategy.

Major gifts will play a significant role in transforming the landscape of Auditory Verbal provision for deaf children.

If you are interested in supporting deaf children with a significant gift, we would love to talk to you about how transformative your investment will be.

Please do get in touch with Vicky, our Head of Fundraising on [email protected] to discuss.