Shropshire NHS Audiology
Shropshire NHS Audiology has an unparalleled reputation for quality audiology services. They are the only Audiology service provider in Shropshire to be accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), which recognises quality for commissioners, providers and users of service with patient quality outcomes at its core.
The Hub hosts the Shropshire NHS audiology three days a week for appointment only services, including assessments, follow up’s and repairs. We work closely with the department on Tinnitus Support groups in Shrewsbury and Telford as well as a project allowing people to try out the latest streamer devices. To find out more about how the project click here
Shropshire Rural Communities Charity – Hearing Loss support
Shropshire Rural Communities Charity (RCC) is an independent charity established over 50 years ago to benefit people in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin. We are one of 38 Rural Community Councils operating throughout England funded by the Government, Local Authorities, Charitable Trusts, public donations and membership subscriptions.
We aim to improve quality of life and to strengthen communities in the county. Our organisation has a strong local track record with funders for delivering a wide range of quality services and projects to local people. We are supported in our delivery through strong links and partnerships with the private sector and local businesses.
Hearing Loss Support volunteers provide information, advice and practical support to all hearing aid users in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin. Our volunteers are trained by NHS Audiology Service and as most of them are hearing aid wearers themselves they know from personal experience about adjusting to a hearing impairment.
VISS – British Sign Language 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 and Telford & Wrekin.
VISS began life in 1994 as part of Shropshire Disability Consortium. In 2004 the Consortium dissolved and VISS was then set up as independent not-for-profit company continuing to deliver high quality and professional communication services throughout the county, and sometimes further a field.
VISS has now been providing BSL interpreters (Language Service Professionals) in Shropshire for almost fifteen years and employs two Members of the Register of Sign Language Interpreters, a fulltime bookings coordinator and runs an active user group.
Shropshire Council’s Sensory Impairment Team
Shropshire Council’s Sensory Impairment Team offer free and expert Sensory Impairment assessments to residents of Shropshire. To learn more about the service please visit their website by clicking here.
Workers Education Association
In The Hub the WEA provide excellent lip reading courses offering a great way to help people with hearing loss maintain communication with friends and family. To check out all of the other services that they offer.
The Links Café
The links café operate from within The Hub as a Community Interest Company with an ethos of promoting inclusion they provide employment and volunteering opportunities to vulnerable adults, and of course great cakes, snacks and coffee.