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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 […]

Changes to CfD services during Coronavirus outbreak

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CfD’s biggest responsibility is to protect the health and safety of our community – both customers and staff.  In order to reduce exposure to the virus we have made some changes to CfD services.  The Government has strongly advised that those with significant health conditions should have as little social contact as possible. The list of […]

Update on coffee mornings

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With concern about the Coronavirus, we are cancelling our coffee mornings for the time being. The safety of everyone involved with CfD is our number one priority and we think it is better to be cautious. We will miss seeing you all and will post an update about when we can meet again as soon […]

Make new friends at Deaf Night Out

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Would you like to make some new friends and enjoy a good night out? Deaf Night Out is a new social group for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people in Bristol, which meets for a regular gathering at accessible venues around the city centre. The group are currently working on a plan for the next […]

Arnolfini exhibition tour with BSL interpretation – event CANCELLED

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We have been working in partnership with the Arnolfini to arrange a BSL interpreted tour of their current exhibitions. The event we had arranged for this Saturday 21 March has now been cancelled due to the situation with the Coronavirus. Please see the Arnolfini website for their closure announcement. Everything is changing very fast at […]

Dementia and the Deaf community

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We are working with the Deaf Studies Trust to host a further information event about dementia and the Deaf community. Please join us: between 6 – 8pm, Tuesday 11 February at the Vassall Centre, Gill Avenue, Fishponds, Bristol, BS16 2QQ Staff from the Carers Support Centre will be there to share information about their service […]

Coffee mornings for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people

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We run a regular coffee morning for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people in the Bristol area on the first and third Tuesday of the month. We usually meet between 10.30am and 12.30pm at the Watershed on Bristol’s harbourside. Unfortunately because of concern about the Coronavirus, we are cancelling our coffee mornings for the time […]

Office opening hours over Christmas and New Year

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Season’s greetings from all of us on the team at CfD. Please note our office and equipment resource room will be closed for the holidays between 24th December and 2nd January. We look forward to working with you again when we re-open on Thursday 2nd January 2020. Our equipment drop-in sessions at the We Care […]

Election manifestos in BSL

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Thinking about which party to vote for in the General Election on Thursday? There’s a summary about the policies on this website: https://www.theguardian.com/…/who-should-i-vote-for-the-uk-… and here are links to BSL versions of each party’s manifesto: GREEN PARTY: https://www.youtube.com/watch… CONSERVATIVE: https://www.youtube.com/watch… SNP: https://www.youtube.com/playlist… LIBERAL DEMOCRATS: https://www.libdems.org.uk/plan-bsl… LABOUR: https://www.youtube.com/watch… PLAID CYMRU: https://www.partyof.wales/bsl_manifesto BREXIT PARTY: No BSL here but […]

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