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Hard of Hearing Groups

Telford – Contact: Chris Nock – 01952 604410

Whitchurch Hear hear Group – Contact: John Edge – 01948 664093  /  E-mail – johnedge@btinternet.com

Ludlow hard of hearing Group – Contact: Frieda Pugh – 01584 872439

Shrewsbury Hard of hearing Group – Contact: Catherine Parry  – 01743 369509 /

Email: catherine@smudgeandsimba.plus.com / 32 Comet Drive Shrewsbury, SY1 4AX.

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Market Drayton Hard of Hearing Club – Contact: Mrs B Riley  /  Phone: 01630 652441  /   Secretary, 50 Stafford Street, Market Drayton, Shropshire, TF9 1JB.

 


 

Audiology Department

Appointments with audiology for a first appointment should be made through a GP referral. Patients who are already in the system can contact the departments on.

Shrewsbury Hospital – Tel: 01743 261 482
Princess Royal Hospital – Tel: 01952 282 804

Drop in clinics are available: (please check the internet for the latest details)
http://www.sath.nhs.uk/services/audiology/

 


 

Hearing Loss Support (formerly SRDS)

The Shropshire Rural Communities Charity manages the hearing loss & sight loss support teams which consists of services for visually and hearing impaired people. They run a volunteer support service, a hearing aid repair clinic and the Effective Hearing Program.

Tel: 01743 342163 / http://www.shropshire-rcc.org.uk/services/individuals/hearing-loss-support

 


 

Telford & Wrekin council Services – Telford Tax payers only

For those base in Telford & Wrekin guidance about help can be found through the My Life portal

https://telford.mylifeportal.co.uk/   Tel: 01952 459252

http://www.telford.gov.uk/

 


 

See Hear Van

The see hear van visits care homes around the region staffed by volunteers that can repair hearing aids and give advice on hearing and site loss.

The van is run by sight loss Shropshire but manned in conjunction with volunteers from the community council

View more information here

 


 

Lip reading classes

Lipreading is a vital communication skill if you are deaf or have hearing loss. It could help you avoid social isolation and live your life to the full. Most hearing loss experts recommend that people of all ages, with any degree of hearing loss, learn to lipread.

Although you cannot learn to lipread everything, classes will give you the tools and awareness to develop your skills. They will improve your confidence and are a great way to do something positive and practical about your hearing loss

In Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin classes are run by the audiology department in conjunction with the WEA (Workers Education Authority). Courses are free with one class a week for 10 weeks with each session lasting 2 hours, there are approximately 14-16 people in each session.

For more information Contact the lip reading co-ordinator  Tel: 01743 261482


The Effective Hearing Programme

Effective Hearing Programmes (EHP’s) are one day workshops to help you adjust to having a hearing impairment. Whether or not you wear a hearing aid, Effective Hearing Programmes are a chance to share experiences, challenges and successes with others in similar situations. All our EHP tutors have personal experience of hearing loss.

Find out more about Shropshire RCC’s Effective Hearing Programme by clicking here

 


 

Sign Language Café

Second Monday of every month  (except August) Drop in Old Post Office Pub, 1 Milk Street, Shrewsbury, SY1 1SZ. These are informal sessions for people with some existing BSL skills.  The facebook page can be found by clicking here

Contact: Alex – 07769031619 – alex hiam@talktalk.net  /  Linda – 07781225102  – harlow.linda@yahoo.co.uk

 


 

Deaf Clubs

Telford Deaf Club meets for a coffee morning at Weatherspoons in Wellington every month.

http://www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk/home/pubs/the-william-withering

Shrewsbury Deaf club meets at the Signal Hub for coffee morning – please see the upcoming events page for details.

For information about Shrewsbury Deaf club please contact us

 


 

Disability

Shropshire Disability Network is the place for Disability information in Shropshire.

Log onto their web pages at http://shropshire-disability.net/ for more information

or e-mail info@shropshire-disability.net

 


 

Deaf Church

Regular services are offered in the Lichfield Diocese at St Michael and All Angels, Penkridge. These services are for BSL users only.

Tel – 01785 712378  /  http://www.stmichaelspenkridge.co.uk/

For more information and dates check: http://deafchurchlichfield.blogspot.co.uk/

BSL users wishing to worship at a hearing service should contact Phil Ramsbotham who is looking to set this up.


BSL Interpreting agency

The Visual Interpreting and Communication Service in Shropshire (VISS) is a not-for-profit company providing professional communication services for Deaf, deafblind and hard-of-hearing people living in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin. Contact them using the details below:

  • Voice: 01743 210 850
    Mon – Thu 9.30am – 4.30pm
    Fri 9.30am – 4.00pm
  • Text: 01743 466 582
  • Fax: 01743 466 581
  • Email: viss@btconnect.com

It is understood that Deaf Direct are now the preferred supplier for Telford & Wreking council.


 

Deaf Facebook Groups

Telford Deaf Club Facebook group can be found by clicking here