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Welcome to the Phoenix Group


The Phoenix Group for Deaf Children & Young Adults is a charity working with deaf children, young people and their families, based in Stevenage and supporting their members in Hertfordshire.

The charity is based in Stevenage and many activities happen at our acoustically treated centre at the Hyde Out. However we also provide activities across Hertfordshire with the aim to be accessible to all families. We understand that access is difficult for some families and young adults and we may be able to help if this is the case, please get in touch.

The Phoenix Group is affiliated to the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) and although our work is independent of the NDCS, this website gives you links to information on their website as it is relevant and of shared interest.

We welcome anyone with any degree of hearing impairment (hearing loss) /deafness. We have a range of events, workshops and fun activities that we do together, so come and join us!


For ALL bookings, please complete the online registration form. You will only need to complete this information once. Please save your user name and password as it will be required every time you make a booking.



We've tried to make this website as deaf-friendly as possible. If you spot a blue hands icon at the top left of the page you are viewing, clicking on the link will display a BSL video translation of that page.




What's Happening at Phoenix?


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More Events at Phoenix


Recent News



Summer Activities – Our summer programme is now out! We have many different activities to choose from, please click on the Groups and Events tab and choose your child’s group to book.


HAPpy Camps - Alongside our usual delivery programme, we will be running HAPpy Camps once a week aimed at children 8+ in receipt of free school meals. These are funded by Hertfordshire County Council and the children will receive a hot meal for lunch. Children under 8 or not in receipt of free school meals can also join at the cost of £7.50p per hour. See our poster for more information on how to book.


Short Breaks Local Offer (SBLO)  – If your child is between the age of 8-18 years, please register for the SBLO. This is a Hertfordshire County Council initiative and they provide funding towards the activities.  This enables us to provide activities for your child at a reduced cost.  To find out more information or to register please visit https://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/microsites/Local-Offer/The-Hertfordshire-Local-Offer.aspx  If you do not wish to register for the SBLO, we will need to charge you the full cost of the activity.


Staff opportunities at Phoenix – we have various job opportunities at Phoenix, please visit https://www.phoenixgroup.org.uk/support-us/work-for-us


Fundraising Events Happening Soon


July 16th - Teddy Bears’ Sponsored Woodland Walk, to join us please create a Just Giving page and link it to our campaign https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/teddybearswalkingfordeafness?invite=true


September 4thLondon Half Marathon being run by Hester, Tom and Lee. Please show your support by sponsoring them at https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/runningforphoenixdeaf


September 24thThe Great Big Walk for Herts to support child welfare, join us in a 11 miles walk around Hertfordshire Countryside, we are walking from Markyate to Tring and would love you to join us. You can create your fundraising page which links to ours here https://herts.heroes.help/ and you can also make a donation to the cause here.



Phoenix Group Charity Golf Day!


A massive thank you to Mark and Tony for all of their hard work involved in organising the Charity Golf Day that raised over £6000 for Phoenix Group! Also a huge thank you to the funders who donated to Phoenix!










Coronavirus Information



We are continuing to follow government guidelines, particularly during activities.    


We are back working in the office Monday – Friday and Phoenix staff are testing regularly, can we please ask that you do not visit the centre if you have symptoms of Coronavirus.



Help and advice for families in BSL


If you are a sign language user and need information or advice from the 111 service then you can access the new InterpreterNow service that is available 24 hours a day. They provide information on their website in both written English and in BSL videos. https://interpreternow.co.uk/nhs111

SignHealth are producing videos explaining the latest information and health advice on Coronavirus in British Sign Language (BSL). New videos are being uploaded as information becomes available.

For latest Coronavirus information please visit the SignHealth website https://signhealth.org.uk/resources/coronavirus/





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