The National Deaf Children's Society


The Listening Bus is NDCS on wheels! It travels across the country to support deaf children and families who need it most. After 8 years of service, the bus is now coming to the end of it's life. Our vision is to create an interactive, modern and fun bus to engage more people across the UK/

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2012 to 5:00 PM, 19 December 2012

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1016532)

Check mark Match funded




  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing




Since 1996, NDCS launched a brilliant service, the Listening Bus, to reach communities across the UK who needed support and advice, but also to raise awareness. Throughout the years, it has travelled 9,000 miles a year on average and saw 7,000 visitors a year. The current bus has been in operation for 8 years and with constant repair is just about managing to continue travelling the country. We are also aware that the bus needs to be interactive and modern to be inviting to visitors.


Over the next year, NDCS aims to commission a new bus which will be more interactive, fun and exciting for visitors. The bus will showcase new hearing related technology for deaf children to test, stock a range of free publications and provide training sessions for deaf children and hearing children. It will continue to visit schools and clinics, but it will also be used to help us campaign and be the voice for deaf children and their families. The bus will support fundraising activities too.