DDYC Smile for DEX

For 17-30 Year Olds

The DDYC (DEX Deaf Youth Council) is for deaf young people between the ages of 17 and 30 who live in Yorkshire.

DDYC

  • The events are usually held once a month on a Saturday in different locations around Yorkshire.
  • We do lots of fun activities like; bowling, drama, games sessions and comedy workshops!
  • There will always be interpreters to support everyone to chat and make friends!
  • The events are always FREE!
  • If you’re struggling with travel costs we can help.
  • If you have any questions or would like to chat to us about joining please contact us by filling in the box below!

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DEX 2023 Newsletter

DEX 2023 Newsletter

2023 has been a busy year for DEX! Read the below newsletter to find out what we've been up to. The BSL versions are available on our YouTube channel:Staff video: https://youtu.be/Lhjt--9tDXQBoard video: https://youtu.be/rHIjiCDjS6M Thank you so much to everyone for...

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Joint DDYC and DDYH Event January 2024

Joint DDYC and DDYH Event January 2024

We have decided to run a joint DDYH and DDYC event in January. We will be going to see Cinderella pantomime at The Victoria Theatre in Halifax! The pantomime is BSL interpreted. Details:Thursday 4th January Meet at Halifax YMCA at 12pm. Have buffet food. Walk to The...

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DDYC Committee Exhibition at Leeds City Museum

DDYC Committee Exhibition at Leeds City Museum

The DDYC committee have recently been working with Jordan at Leeds City Museum to create an exhibition about deaf history, deaf identity, BSL and DEX. The display was fully installed last week and it looks absolutely incredible! DEX is very proud of Anthony, Adam,...

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Photos from the joint October DDYH and DDYC event!

Photos from the joint October DDYH and DDYC event!

Here are some fab photos from our Samba Drumming event on Sunday 8th October. We decided to run a joint event for the DDYC and DDYH at Leeds Society for Deaf and Blind People. The feedback on the event was great, everyone had such a good time!  The next DDYC event is...

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DDYC Christmas Party December

DDYC Christmas Party December

Our DDYC Christmas meal is on Saturday 2nd December at Victoria Hotel in Bradford between 1.45 and 4pm. There will be a three course meal and you can choose your food options in advance.  We can help with travel costs. There will be a £5 refundable deposit to book a...

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DDYC Residential Trip to Edinburgh!

DDYC Residential Trip to Edinburgh!

On Tuesday 10th October members of the DDYC, DEX staff Claire and Zara and Ian from the DEX board set off to Edinburgh for our annual residential trip, kindly funded by the National Lottery. Here are some daily updates from our Chief Executive Officer Claire Baldwin: ...

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“DEX are important to me because they helped build my deaf identity and built my confidence.” A DDYC member.