Learning Difficulties and Disabilities

Action on Hearing Loss

Action on Hearing Loss (formerly RNID) is a national charity helping people confronting deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss to live the life they choose. We campaign to change public perception and policy around hearing loss issues, fund research into hearing loss and tinnitus and deliver information and support services across the country. In South Gloucestershire, we are a member of the Deaf, Deafblind, Deafened and Hard of Hearing Group and we are keen to continue to foster strong links with other organisations supporting deaf and hard of hearing people in the area.

Telephone: 0808 808 0123

Textphone: 0808 808 9000

SMS: 07800 000 360

Website: www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk

Email: information@hearingloss.org.uk

Action on Hearing Loss

Patients who are hard of hearing or deaf can now book for a communication professional to attend their appointments.

Further information is available from the Action on Hearing Loss Leaflet.

Deaf, Deafblind, Deafened and Hard of Hearing Group

The main aim of the meeting is to ensure that service users experiencing hearing loss have a chance to influence change in local services. We also discuss how to remove barriers and accessibility issues, which make it difficult for people experiencing hearing loss, to live an independent life. We do this by holding a meeting with key partners, statutory organisations, voluntary and community faith sector and service users.

When: The Group meet on a quarterly basis

Where: Badminton Road council offices.

Telephone: 01454 86 8259

Email: kim.lewis@southglos.gov.uk

Centre for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People

We provide advice and practical support to Deaf and Hard of Hearing people in Bristol and the surrounding areas. We work to promote social inclusion and independence and focus on removing communication barriers so that Deaf and Hard of Hearing people can participate more fully in all aspects of their day-to-day lives.

Telephone: 0117 9398 653

Text / Facetime: 07749 313085

Website: www.cfd.org.uk

Email: office@centrefordeaf.org.uk

Singing group – Kingswood

Singing group for adults with learning difficulties

Where: The Hive 324, 322 Two Mile Hill Road, BS15 1AJ

When: From 11.00 – 12.00 On the Last Friday of each month

Telephone: 01761 470 006

Email: hiho@goldenoldies.org.uk

GDA

We provide practical support to people who have been born deaf and those who become deaf or hard of hearing later in life. Our aim is to give back choice and control to people who cannot access the kind of everyday services and information hearing people take for granted.

Contact: GDA, Colin Road, Barnwood, Gloucester, GL4 3JL

Website: www.gda.org.uk

Telephone: 01452 372 999

Email: admin@gda.org.uk