Centre for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People

New Year, New CEO

The trustees of the Centre for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People in Bristol (CfD) are pleased to announce that we have appointed Justin Smith, who is Deaf and a British Sign Language user, as our new CEO.

Justin comes from a Bristol family with a history of deafness that goes back many generations. He was born and raised in Bristol. Justin then moved to work for the British Deaf Association as well as traveling even further – to Cambodia to work with young Deaf people.

Justin will take up his new post on Feb 1st 2022. CfD is excited about Justin using his wide experience to lead the charity into the future. We currently provide equipment for Deaf and hard of hearing people to live independently and are working on various projects to develop new services to improve access for Deaf and hard of hearing people in Bristol.

Faye Stewart, one of the CfD trustees, said “With incredibly strong candidates applying for the position, it was a tough decision to make. We are thrilled to welcome Justin to CfD and look forward to benefiting from his insights and leadership as we continue to serve for the Deaf and Hard of hearing people throughout Bristol”

Supporting Deaf and Hard of Hearing people in Bristol

Our vision is of a Bristol where everyone can participate in all aspects of life in the city, whatever their level of hearing. The majority of our staff and trustees are Deaf or Hard of Hearing themselves and we fully understand the impact of living with Hearing Loss. We can share experiences and provide practical information and advice on dealing with the challenges hearing loss brings.
We’re here for all Deaf or Hard of Hearing people in the Bristol area, as well as their friends and families. Professionals working in this field and anyone interested in finding out more about Hearing Loss are very welcome to contact us for information too. Please visit our What’s Happening pages or get in touch to find out more!

What our clients say about us:

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…I was very satisfied with the service. The two staff were professional and easy to communicate with. They were able to explain everything clearly and quickly gave me the replacement equipment.

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Two exceptionally pleasant and helpful people – a pleasure to meet and my new doorbell is a great help. Thank you very much.