Doncaster Deaf Trust Children’s Home(s) was established in May 2002.

Dickson House was established in response to a lack of provision for deaf children requiring up to 52 weeks a year provision in an environment specialising in communication and care. 

The North Flat was set up in 2013 to enhance the residential provision further.

A residential registered children’s home for sensory disabilities, Dickson House and the North Flat continues to provide planned care on a 52-week a year and 38-week educational residential basis, as well as respite care for children who attend Doncaster School for the Deaf.