Author Archives: David Melling

We Are Bristol support hotline

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Bristol City Council is running a free support hotline to help isolated and worried residents across the city during the Coronavirus pandemic. If you are staying at home for health reasons and need help with food supplies, medicine and other essential items, please contact the helpline on 0800 694 0184 for support. Deaf BSL users […]

An equipment success story

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MB, who is in his early fifties, started to lose his hearing a couple of years ago. He began working in construction at 18 and thinks that being in such a loud working environment, involved in demolition projects, may have had an impact on his hearing over the years. He explained there was less awareness […]

Our equipment team is still on the road

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Please click here to see this information in BSL. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we are working from home but we are pleased to say that our Equipment Service is still running. Our equipment team are available throughout the week and can still provide advice and support with listening aid equipment such as amplified and […]

Deaf Awareness Week

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This year Deaf Awareness Week is the week of 4th to 10th May. We are celebrating by offering two online information sessions to help raise awareness about all aspects of Deafness. Free one hour Deaf Equality Training session 12 to 1pm Wednesday 6th MayIn this session our CEO David Melling will run one of his […]

Join us for an online coffee morning!

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We are missing the CfD coffee mornings so we thought we would try to get together by Zoom for a coffee morning and chat online.  You have to bring your own coffee and cake! When? Every Tuesday morning at 10.30am. You will need to have access to a smart phone, tablet, laptop or computer to […]

Update on changes to CfD services due to the Coronavirus

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Our biggest responsibility is to protect the health and safety of our community – both clients and staff.  In order to reduce exposure to the Coronavirus we have made some changes to CfD services. We have adapted our way of working so that we can work effectively from home. We will continue to do this […]

Where Is the Interpreter campaign

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We are supporting a campaign to ask the Prime Minister for equal access to communications regarding the Coronavirus. The campaign was originally started by Lynn Stewart-Taylor on her Twitter handle @jerseysnail. She launched the #WhereIsTheInterpreter hashtag on social media asking the Prime Minister’s office to provide a BSL English Interpreter live at televised national addresses […]

Useful resources for support during the Coronavirus outbreak

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We’ve put together a list of links to useful sources of information and support related to Coronavirus for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community.There is a lot of support out there and please know you’re not alone. We’ll keep updating this list and if you know of any websites and resources that could be […]

Adult audiology procedures during Coronavirus isolation

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Please be aware that Adult Audiology has stopped all face to face outpatient appointments due to the requirements for social distancing during the Coronavirus. The team will have a reduced service for urgent essential repairs to existing patient’s hearing aids. If you need an urgent essential repair, please book an appointment by calling 0117 342 […]

Sensory Impairment Team offer support by video

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Bristol City Council’s Sensory Impairment Team provides support with: • Translating letters from English to BSL • Phoning and booking appointments • Advice with paying bills or finding out more information from service providers • Contacting any services you need to access Due to Coronavirus, drop in sessions will no longer be available at the […]

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