Lollipop (York & District)

Lollipop (York & District)

Charity information

Lollipop (York & District)

Offering opportunities for children & young people with any degree of hearing loss and their families to meet and build friendships with others, with whom they share their experiences of deafness.
We achieve this through providing regular FREE social activities in a relaxed and informal environment. We offer a wide range of activities in order to provide something of interest to everyone. Through such activities we aim to encourage members to try something new, express themselves freely

Founded 2004

  • Mission statement

    For children & young people who are born deaf, deprivation of sound also means deprivation of language, leading to adverse effects on social, emotional and educational development. Sadly for many hearing impaired people this also means dealing with feelings of exclusion and the inability to participate fully which can lead to much frustration. Surprisingly 9 out of 10 children with a hearing impairment are actually born to families with little or no previous experience of deafness and most of them attend their local mainstream schools. Inclusion into local school means the deaf children and young people have local friends who provide good language models and help with language development. However, for many they are the only child with a hearing loss in their school or family environment and this can therefore lead to isolation and problems with deaf identity. Lollipop was established in 2004 to help combat such isolation and to offer social support to children & young people with hearing loss and their families. Lollipop Activities take place in York & North Yorkshire, open to children & young people with any degree of hearing loss aged 0-19 residing in York and North Yorkshire. Activities usually take place during the school term; during the day at weekends. Members are notified of all up and coming activities provided for their age group at the start of each school term and receive individual activity invitations approximately two weeks in advance.

  • Aims

    Lollipop (York & District) aims to:

    • Help combat feelings of isolation and to offer social support to children & young people with hearing loss and their families.
    • Raise awareness of hearing loss and it's implications amongst the wider community.
  • Overview

    Established: July 2004

    Registered Charity Number: 1105538

    Board members: 5

    Full time staff: 1

    Part time staff: 3

    Volunteers: 17

    Phone number: 01904 652286

    Address: Minster Building, Door 84, 84 Lowther Street, York YO31 7LX

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